We are the Odd People – a talk with the designer Jene Park

Until I saw the Odd People Spring/Summer 2019 collection I didn’t have any idea that a bunch of ruffles in fifty shades of pink, a crystal thunderbolt and a skull, some joggers and the “Don’t Call Me Baby” hoodies would steal my heart. “I wanted this collection to mix the LA vintage rock aesthetics with slick Parisian ease”, Jene Park, the designer said to me, while we were trying the outfits in Paris. 

Odd People pieces are available on https://odd-people.com.
An interview with Jene Park about
Thomas Wylde – here. 

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I know Jene Park for some years. And I have always admired her bold & strong collections for Thomas Wylde. Therefore, I wanted to know more about Odd People, actually a collective design team led by Jene Park and Brandon Sun. “I wanted to have the same nice pieces and daring, but a little bit more affordable”, Jene Park told me. “Odd People was inspired by Hollywood around 1975, when David Bowie arrived in Los Angeles, feeding his cocaine- infused frenzy into film and music – shot the futuristic psycho-thriller, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and composed his album Station to Station.” And the skull + bolt logo combination, printed in Swarovski crystal, can be seen on tops, on sleeves and ruffles. 

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About Odd People Spring/Summer 2019 collection… 

  • Everything is touched with effortless femininity and glamour – from french-terry hoodies with exaggerated flounces, to sinuously tiered cold-shoulder silk chiffon maxi dresses. 
  • The exaggerated silk chiffon silhouettes of flounce sleeves and disheveled Victorian ruffles are juxtaposed beside Swarovski crystal constellations on tencel georgette, then styled atop shorts with more ruffles. 
  • The collection includes dresses with undulating ruffles, belted sheaths with sumptuously oversized bell sleeves, and sexy cold-shouldered cocktail numbers with a bouquet of flounces echoing the over-excess of Odd People’s theme.
  • Don’t Call Me Baby message is either vibrantly printed in diagonal stripes on silk/cotton voile camisoles, ruffled hoodies, and drop crotch “I Dream of Jeanie” joggers; or as declarations on the cotton hoodies and cropped pullovers. 

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Photography: www.dreamingof.net 


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