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Son Jung Wan: Happy-Chic and Glam!

Uplifting, fresh, and opulent, the Son Jung Wan FW15 collection which was successfully presented during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, NYC, made a lasting impression and further enhanced the desirability the brand.


Inspired by the romantic MGM films of the 1950’s and the fashion photography of Gordon Parks the designer presented a collection best described as retro-meets-modern; chock-full of glamour with a touch of romance.


Fabrics consisted of merino wool and handcrafted knits in unusual color combinations. Lively metallics, leather and multi-colored furs brought forth the relaxed yet chic mood of the era.


Standouts included wool coats in vibrant orange, adorned with either a fox fur collar, lamb fur details or beaver fur sleeves. Turquoise gaucho pants and voluminous skirts gave way to the finale look, a mint green, sequined cocktail dress, which references the effortless evening look of the fifties.


A selection of menswear included cashmere and wool coats paired with rich colored trousers to complement the womens’ designs, exhibiting a cohesive line.


Son Jung Wan presented her collection with a front row full of well-wishers. Model, actress and author Kelly Bensimon; model and DJ Eva Shaw; Natalie Bergman of Wild Belle;  Adelaide Kane of The CW’s Reign and Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether took in the show alongside model and daughter of KISS guitarist Gene Simmons, Sophie Simmons and her brother Nick.


The intricate mix of fur and sequins at this amazing collar and blouse made me swoon. The designer really seduced her A-list clients with her eclectic creations!


Longtime friend Kelly Rutherford was seen embracing the designer as she took her finale bow on the runway.


The whole collection was filled with sophisticated show-stoppers that could be worn day-to-night as well as clearly defined evening pieces.


Outwear was eye-catching in terms of both color and silhouette, and the mix & match of different textures, materials and techniques added to the playful mood; a notable deviation from the designer’s subtler and quieter previous works! This show was seriously strong and energizing!


Elena Sendona


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