Jin Kay Collection Debuts

Step into the shadows

jin kay!

When you hang with shady characters, it can be dangerous and thrilling. Or Mickey Rourke might end up bailing you out of county.

Cross over to the dark side safely with South Korea-born, NYC-based designer Jin Kay.

Inspired by In Praise of Shadows, a 1930s Japanese discourse on beauty, Kay’s all-black debut collection mimics the stretched proportions of silhouettes cast in waning light. (It also earned him Parsons’s women’s wear Designer of the Year title.)

Tank tops and a sleeveless sheath of layers of sheer organza are easy to wear (if you don’t mind showing off your knickers). For more coverage, we’re keen on wide-leg wool pants with a back-side overlap (think reverse maxiskort) and a convertible skirt/dress with three layers of pleats.

The ruffled wool mullet-hem dress walks a fine abstract line, but top-notch execution keeps craziness in check.

And you looking cool.

Available at Opening Ceremony, 35 Howard Street, between Crosby Street and Broadway (212-219-2688); at openingceremony.us, $300-$850. For more information, go to jinkay.com.

Photos: Courtesy of Jin Kay

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Opening Ceremony
35 Howard St
bt Crosby St & Broadway
New York, NY 10013