You might say that David Chum, the designer of Selahdor, has some artistic talent. After all, he taught himself how to design four years ago when launching his line. “I was showing my artwork in Italy and New York after college,” he explains. “There came a point where I was just bored with it. Fashion design was always an interest, so I started studying pattern drafting textbooks and launched Selahdor with a collection for Autumn/Winter 2009.”
Those who have been to StyleWeek before will recognize Selahdor’s characteristic sleek, architectural tailoring. “I’d like to think of my work as classic, but with a slight fashion forward sensibility,” David says. For Fall/Winter 2013, he’ll be showing the second collection from Selahdor’s Auryn series, inspired by the film The Neverending Story. The movie’s villain, The Nothing, is the collection’s main inspiration. “I was forced with the challenge of keeping the collection within my framework and language,” he describes. “It was very tempting to emphasize the dark, destructive energy through deconstruction, but that’s not what Selahdor is. The audience can expect a darker, casual, urban aesthetic with our trademark tailoring on the runway this season.” David Chum will be presenting Selahdor at 8pm on Thursday, January 31, at the Providence Biltmore.