The work of German designer Siki Im is characterized for its dark and obscure sources of inspiration. If you remember the video Isolation/Integration by Robert Hamada featuring Im’s SS11 pieces, you know what I’m talking about.

His Fall/Winter 2012 collection was shown in a prep-school gymnasium on the Meat Packing District, headquarter of heroin addicts and whores during the 90’s (you see, walking on the wild side). Speaking of 90’s, the influence of the German rave scene and the work of a very German designer, Jil Sander, is appreciable on the straight cut of the garments and the attention given to details and fabrics. However, the influence doesn’t overtake the collection and it’s just one of many interpretations. One thing is sure, his men are polished, layered, and fashion-conscious.