Son Jung Wan‘s aesthetic has twisted into a colorful, disco tinged, ladyfest for aw2015.
Dresses:Everything was covered up. The message? A new modesty is hitting fashion. I loved the fuschia fox fur coat with fox fur trim and knit detail in photo 1 so much that I could see myself throwng a yellow belt around the waist and wear it is as a dress with a white tshirt underneath.
Photos 2 to 4 demontsrate the just below knee length hemline of the 50’s that isnpired Son Jung Wan‘s collection. The brown lambswool overcoat in a sort of herringbone pattern and lambskin trim on the collar is another item that I’d wear as a dress. Is it just me? It has such a sweet swing to the skirt, and a forgiving a-line shape.
The taupe fur coat with rex fur sleeves in a ball shape and knit detail is another winner. Along with this brown wool dress with knit collar detail. All you need is a pair of pumps and maybe a pretty scarf to look pulled together with these clothes. The have a fluid shaping that spells ease and comfort for the wearer.
Calf length skirts, nipped in waists, sequins and jeweltones referenced the glamour of the 30s and 50s, but in such a new, modern and feminine way. Son Jung Wan created suits that are more than just business. An absolute showstopper was the gold wool jacket with fox fur trim collar with an orange wool skirt with gold trim in photo 2. So movie star. It would be insane if this didn’t hit a Red Carpet next awards season.
Pants were sometimes fluid, but the prevailing cut was slim. An absolute knockout were the silver and black sequin pants in photo 3. Short jackets showed off the line onf the lower body while adding drama and heft to the top. Fur is a defnite trend for the aw2015 season and Son Jung Wan used sumptuous fox, beaver and rex to create her chubby jackets for the collection.
As opposed to the dress-like coats that we’ve already talked about, SJW showed a range of glorious overcoats in jeweltones and one crisp and proper brown and grey plaid. You can definitely see the influence of Gordon Parks‘ photos on the collection. This is pure retro-rich. Aspirational, and exemplifies the phrase ‘dressing up’.
Fur coats in a range of colors accentuated lady-like femininity. You could see yourself wearing the thinnest leathergloves with these and sweeping into some opulent dining room breathless with cold and smiling through red lined lips. Very 50s, with the strong color adding a dose of Velvet Goldmine ere rockstar style.
Evening: Undeniably sparkly is the way to go for night in this collection. The restrained and covered up tailoring makes the sequins metallic wool cloth less sensational. It’s elegantly shimmery, starlike. the kind of shine that looks loveley as you move sit across from someone at a candle lit table. And these pieces are made for sedate romps on the dancefloor. There’s nothing to inhibit movement or ease. It’s the most comfortable glamour going.
The men are the real peacocks in this collection. Very 70s, more Shaft (co-incidentally directed by photographer Gordon Parks) than Fred Astaire. The men’s clothing comes off as ruggedly dandyish as Son Jung Wan created bulky coat silhouettes in the same tones and colors as the women’s collections- but with way more tough swagger. These are super glammed out 70s looks. From the wool turtleneck with short motostyle jacket in violet wool, to the orange wool pants with gold wool stripe down the center pleat.
Celebrities who attended the show were Kelly Bensimmon and Kelly Rutherford (in Son Jung Wan)
Gene Simmons’ kids Nick & Sophie Simmons pictured here with designer Son Jung Wan.
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xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian