Wooyoungmi Menswear Spring/Summer 2020 Paris Katie Chung’s collection took a cue from the revival of Japan’s City Pop music genre.
Wooyoungmi creative director Katie Chung often references music in the creation of her fashion collections, and spring 2020 was no different. This season, she took a cue from Japan’s City Pop urban pop music born in the Seventies.
“That’s when Japan had a lot of big economic growth,” she explained backstage after the show. “During that time a lot of Western culture came in, [and the Japanese] admired Western things.”
At that time, Western-influenced City Pop had a following among the older set, but nowadays in Asia the genre is having a revival among younger people. “It’s the cool thing,” Chung said. “The whole [fashion] story is about that.