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NYFW: Son Jung Wan Fall/Winter 2019 Show

NYFW THE SHOWS: Son Jung Wan Fall-Winter 2019 Collection

How appropriate that Valentine’s Day is mere days away and we’re reviewing an NYFW collection named “Romance Returns”. The Son Jung Wan Fall-Winter 2019 collection was inspired by the “romantic mood of retro art and culture. With this collection, Son celebrates her love of luxurious fabrics, softness and femininity, and unconventional use of color, silhouettes, and textures. All of which are key elements in this season’s collection.

NYFW: Son Jung Wan Fall/Winter 2019 Show NYFW: Son Jung Wan Fall/Winter 2019 Show

The Son Jung Wan Fall-Winter 2019 collection featured mixed faux fur, bold prints, sequins, velvet, ruffles, and embroideries in the bold colors to create a romantic mood full of playfulness. The color palette boasted a combination of bold, dark, and pastel hues. Bold, striking colors included Orange Pepper, Placid Blue, Sulphur, and Spring Crocus; light pastel colors included Harbor Gray and Potpourri; the addition of dark colors such as Adobe, Windsor Wine, and Peacock created a uniqueness to the visual feast that was the collection.

NYFW: Son Jung Wan Fall/Winter 2019 Show NYFW: Son Jung Wan Fall/Winter 2019 Show

For fall/winter Son Jung Wan fully embraces the idea of romance, with an emphasis on softness and a futuristic touch. A lot of emphases was placed on the mixing and matching of different fabrications and colors. The idea was to illustrate and perfectly capture the retro feel, which of course, the collection does.

NYFW: Son Jung Wan Fall/Winter 2019 Show NYFW: Son Jung Wan Fall/Winter 2019 Show

For Son Jung Wan, the fabrics alone weren’t the only important factor. Placement and juxtaposition of the different fabrics to create unique pieces was a driving force the looks. Fabrications used in the collection include faux fur, checkered prints, flower prints, embroidered fabric, sequins, and velvet.

NYFW: Son Jung Wan Fall/Winter 2019 Show NYFW: Son Jung Wan Fall/Winter 2019 Show

We applaud Son Jung Wan for bringing romance back to fashion and her use of exaggerated silhouettes and bold colors. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the inspiring Son Jung Wan Fall-Winter 2019 collection. What do you think of her bold color palette or her mixing and matching of materials? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Son Jung Wan Spring 2014 Collection

If there is a trip to Morocco for you in spring or summer of 2014, then look no further than Son Jung Wan’s 2014 Spring collection for your wardrobe. The designer, who once again showed at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, showcased a collection filled with soft whites hues, the soft, muted colors of the Sahara desert, bold yellows and rich metallics.

With looks that ranged from classic drapery, feminine simplicity to edgier silhouettes which included asymmetric cutouts, hand-embroidery, and a cool geometric tile print, Son Jung Wan’s collection is perfect for a getaway to any exotic locale.

My favorite looks included the off-white, high-collared jumpsuit with side cutouts, lemon pleated and flared dress, multicolored sleeveless jumpsuit and the Moroccan-inspired pattern one sleeve dress. I’ve always been a fan of Son Jung Wan and this collection didn’t disappoint. Want to see more? Check out the models walk the show’s finale in the video below:

Son Jung Wan Fall 2013 Collection

My favorite collection this season was absolutely Son Jung Wan’s Fall 2013 Collection. The collection, titled Dynamic Romance and inspired by two Russian greats, Kandinsky and Catherine Palace, was stunning from beginning to end.

The uber-luxe collection of jewel-toned gowns, chic felt jackets and pleated wool dresses, started with a neutral palette of nude pink, beige, gray and metallic with oxblood red, Sapphire blue, and violet used to punch up the subtle palette. Son Jung Wan didn’t disappoint with her very sophisticated and feminine silhouettes; her mix of luxurious fabrics and soft, chic tailoring and stunning aesthetic will garner her a large fan base for years to come.

The show’s final looks included a jaw dropping fox fur coat with sequins and a chic gold sequined tank romper

Enjoy the finale of the breathtaking show in the video filmed on my #HTCOne below:

MBFW First Look | Concept Korea Fall/Winter 2013

Mercedes-Benz Fashion week is practically just around the corner and some designers are teasing us with a sneak peek of their inspirations and sketches for their Fall/Winter 2013 collections. Returning again to highlight the best of Korean designers, Concept Korea once again offers CHOIBOKO by Choi Bo Ko, CRES. E DIM. By Hongbum Kim, KYE by Kathleen Kye, LIE SANG BONG by Lie Sang Bong and SON JUNG WAN by Son Jung Wan the chance to showcase their amazing Fall/Winter 2013 Collections at Lincoln Center. The theme of this season’s runway show is ”Rhythm of Korea”, setting the Stage alive with a fusion of various traditional Korea music that represents the spirit of Seoul. Check out the designers’ inspirations below:

KYE by Kathleen Hanhee Kye

A 2011 graduate of Central Saint Martins, KYE is already a favorite among the world’s most powerful retailers, including Opening Ceremony and Harvey Nichols. Her collection is described as, “Fun-loving fashion: extraordinary fashion concepts and shapes that render fashion art products.” www.kyefahsion.com

CHOIBOKO by Choi Bo Ko


Fashion does not dress the body, but dresses the soul. CHOIBOKO considers the social component of fashion with interest in human nature from a philosophical point of view. Using tangible/intangible cultural traditions, Choi develops a unique identity by making his designs modern and global. His hidden message is expressed in surrealistic way by transforming ordinary nature into glamour and modernity. 
CHOIBOKO’s Fall Winter 2013 collection is titled, “Dance of Gods,” it mixes various abstract images of nature as if it to create a dance. ”Dance of Gods’ is abstract expression that symbolizes the magic of comfort and hope. For more information on CHOIBOKO, go to www.choiboko.com.

CRES. E DIM. by Hongbum Kim


CRES. E DIM. Draws from the musical term ‘crescendo e diminuendo,’ with ‘CRES’ meaning ‘getting gradually louder,’ and ‘DIM’ reflectively meaning ‘getting gradually softer’ – Hongbum Kim applied this theory to his fashion identity. His philosophy involves juxtaposing the look of a naturally flowing river against strong shapes, cuts and color. 
CRES. E. DIM’s Fall Winter 2013 collection is titled, “Secondary Nature.” The collection expresses nature’s mystery with different methods using Technology (secondary nature) and inspiration drawn from Tokujin Yoshioka and Helmut Newton. For more insight into CRES. E DIM, go to www.cresedim.com.

LIE SANG BONG by Lie Sang Bong


Lie Sang Bong uses the process of invention and reinvention by fusing art and culture. The collection combines unique volume, form, and geometrical shapes of the human body, with an energized flair.
LIE SANG BONG’s Fall Winter 2013 collection is titled, “Retro.” The collection is a reinterprets 1950 imagery with a modern touch. Get to know Lie Sang Bong at www.liesangbong.com

SON JUNG WAN by Son Jung Wan


SON JUNG WAN creates practical and compact silhouettes by using a minimalist approach to New York’s taste and sensibility. Romantic, retro and glam are elements that are portrayed by using beautiful fabrics that create a light and feminine feel. 
SON JUNG WAN’s Fall Winter 2013 collection is titled, “Dynamic Romance,” and was inspired by abstract painter, Wassily Kandinsky and the beauty of The Catherine Palace. She draws from Kandinsky’s use of color and geometric shapes, infused with beauty of The Catherine Palace’s elegant, flamboyant colors. Indulge in the beauty of SON JUNG WAN at www.sonjungwan.com

Concept Korea Spring 2013 Collections

Concept Korea once again gave designers the opportunity to showcase their collections to an international audience at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show Week Spring 2013 Shows. The collaborative project, in its 6th season and organized by the Ministry of Culture Sports, Tourism of the Republic of Korea, the Daegu Metropolitan City, the Korea Creative Content Agency and the Korea Research Institute of Fashion Industry helped Choiboko, Cres. E Dim, Kye, Lie sang bong and Son Jung Wan show their collections. This season, the theme (as represented in the designer’s backdrops) is Five Korean Traditional Colors, each with a meaning – White (Iron), Red (Fire), Black (Water), Blue (Tree) and Yellow (Ground).

Choiboko

Designer Choi Bo Ko showed a unique and bold collection filled with a vast array of colors and prints. As a designer, his inspirations come from daily life such as people, society and nature.


Cres. E Dim

For Designer Hongbum Kim, the theory of things “gradually getting louder” and “gradually getting softer” is his fashion philosophy, hence the name of his collection – Cres. e Dim. To say his collection spoke volumes is an understatement. From his bold asymmetrical mullet (high-low style) wrap dresses and skirts to his divine peekaboo zipper jacket and structured harem pants, he is definitely a designer to watch.

KYE

Kathleen Kye loves having fun with fashion as you can see, here she presents playful, artistic and distinct fashion concepts for her collection. We’re loving the bold patterned tights and the unconventional, coordinating stirups.

Lie sang bong

Structured is one word to describe Lie Sang Bong’s collection. Influenced by architecture, shapes and art, his 2013 collection features a lot of sophistication and uniqueness – volume, form and surprise details highlight his a flair for the slightly dramatic

Son Jung Wan

A Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and editor favorite, Son Jung Wan collection sings. Her use of minimalism and sleek silhouettes only highlight her ultra chic and feminine aesthetic. Her collection was romantic and gorgeous, true old Hollywood glam at its best.