24 Feb NYFW – Son Jung Wan FW2015
Son Jung Wan’s collection for Fall/Winter 2015 was inspired by both the fashion photography of Gordon Parks and 1950s films. It was retro yet modern, and glamorous with a touch of romance.
The collection was filled with lots of texture and bold colors. Along with warm browns and olive green, Son Jung Wan uses unexpected colors like fuchsia, teal, and orange. This is not just pops of color as accent; this is in your face head to toe color. The first look out was a cashmere coat in eye-popping fuchsia. Stunning! And right behind it followed a jacket with fox fur trim in the same bright fuchsia. I couldn’t take my eyes off that purple fur trim. The color was so beautiful, it was almost hypnotic. Don’t even get me started on the orange coats! And the sparkly gold dresses with voluminous skirts were absolutely lovely.
It was texture, texture everywhere. I found myself particularly intrigued by a pair of dark blue trousers with knit detail in teal down the full length of both legs paired with a beaver fur shawl. A similar knit detail was used on a multicolored fur coat with wide collar. This knit added quite a bit of dimension and gave simple silhouettes a modern edge.
It’s been days now since we saw this collection and I still can’t stop thinking about that fuchsia coat with purple fur.
Images: Stuart McConaghy