Siki Im was born and raised in Cologne, Germany. Having worked as an architect in various cities around the world, Siki Im moved to New York City in 2001 where he worked for the progressive architecture firm, Architectonics. Numerous projects later he decided to take a break from architecture, and move onto fashion design. Siki Im was the Senior Designer for Karl Lagerfeld, and Helmut Lang. After years of designing for fashion houses he thought that it was a good time to utilize his knowledge, as well as experiences in architecture, furniture, graphics, art, and music, manifesting it all into fabrics and shapes. This seasons collection is entitled "Silent Thunderbird Prayer" and was heavily influenced and partially created by Native American artists and weavers resulting in a collection with a geometric point of view and mixed styles of business, casual, martial arts, and the old west.

Louise Nevelson: Sky Cathedral 1958

Louise Nevelson was an American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures. Usually created out of wood, her sculptures appear puzzle-like, with multiple intricately cut pieces placed into wall sculptures or independently standing pieces, often 3-D. Nevelson credited Pablo Picasso for "giving us the cube" that served as the groundwork for her cubist-style sculpture. She found strong influence in Picasso and Hofmann's cubist ideals, describing the Cubist movement as "one of the greatest awarenesses that the human mind has ever come to." She also found influence in Native American and Mayan art, dreams, the cosmos and archetypes.

Louise Nevelson: Mirror Shadow VIII

Louise Nevelson: End of Day Nightscape 1973

in black
DETAILS: 100% waxed cotton trench coat with cropped hooded vest from Siki Im's fall/winter 2011 collection. COAT: Hangs longer on the left side than the right. Pointed collar with five button hidden placket closure. Two deep single-welt front pockets with long unfastened flaps. Back rain flap, spine seam, and single vent with hidden button fasten. Two-piece sleeves with scooped cuffs that hang longer over the top of the hands than the palm. Three interior pockets and taped interior seamwork throughout. VEST: High collar with button down hood and storm flap that fastens on the right side of the face. Four-button asymmetrical hidden placket closure. Single double-welt chest pocket with buttoning triangular flap closure on the lefthand side. Double spine seam, and fully taped interior seamwork. Wear over or under the jacket, or on its own for three completely different looks. Made in the U.S.A.

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