London-based South Korean designer Rok Hwang’s brand may only have been around for two years, but the fresh, contemporary label is already carried at retail giants such as Net-a-porter and Lane Crawford. How, you might ask? With a wide range of skills under his belt, thanks to a BA in menswear and MA in womenswear design from the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London, Hwang spent time working under the modern masters at Céline and Louis Vuitton before creating his own line in 2017. Hwang is a finalist of the coveted LVMH Prize this year, for his deft tailoring and unexpected spins on classics. For his first collection, models wore pussy bow blouses reminiscent of the 1960s with extra-long sleeves, striped sweaters of every breadth and hue, and scarves printed with dry-cleaning labels. There is a youthfulness even in the most sophisticated pieces, thanks to the way Hwang deconstructs then reconstructs classic, ubiquitous garments like the humble trench coat to create every day statement looks.