Brand Focus: IISE

    SIX STORIES VOL. 5: CHAPTER 4 – GENERAL GORE-TEX PRODUCT TECHNOLOGIES

    IISE and the GORE-TEX brand continue their young partnership into 2021.

    “IISE RE-IMAGINES TRADITIONAL KOREAN GARMENT DESIGNS”

    AN EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP

    With the ambition of modernizing traditional Korean garments, IISE has been working with GORE-TEX garment technologies since 2019, honing their partnership season after season.

    PAST MEETS PRESENT

    IISE starts with garment-creation methods that are conventional for South Korea such as organic dyeing and embroidery and merges them with the GORE-TEX brand’s INFINIUM™ product solutions.

    IISE GORE-TEX 3-LAYER JACKET

    IISE’s GORE-TEX 3-Layer Jacket is a modular design consisting of 3 separate components. The sleeves and hood are completely detachable from the inner padded vest layer, allowing for multiple ways to wear this garment.

    Our brand focuses a lot on modernizing Korean clothing, so it was natural for us to introduce the Korean “Hanbok” Jacket (a traditional Korean outer), but with GORE-TEX fabrication. Our 3-Layer Jacket is also one of our statement pieces that we produced for two winter seasons that incorporated the layering from traditional clothing.

    Kevin Kim

    Co-Founder of IISE

    Seoul is surrounded by many mountains with a large hiking culture as well. I usually wear our jogger and windbreaker set using GORE-TEX INFINIUM™.

    Kevin Kim

    Co-Founder of IISE

    ABOUT IISE

    IISE’s name translates to second generation, as a nod to the brand’s street-ready interpretations of Korean heritage apparel. The brand manufactures its collections in Seoul, using a mixture of local fabrics, techniques, and a mix of Korean design aesthetics.

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