While Son Jung Wan is not (yet) a huge name in fashion, I had a feeling her Spring/Summer 2012 would be a fabulous one, based on the guests I saw front row. Miss J. Alexander definitely has selective taste, and Gossip Girl mom Kelly Rutherford’s elegant style transcends television. Shortly after I spotted these two celebs, the show began with a swell of music and a cream hued, asymmetrically draped dress. The following pieces in soft, neutral shades were a nice change from the crazy prints and neon colors I’ve seen thus far at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
After a switch to a more electric style of music, the show really kicked into gear. Small details like long tasseled shoulder embellishment and layered-stud pockets (think the Jeffrey Campbell Tick) had big impact, and definitely got me thinking about DIY projects!
The few menswear pieces shown were crisp and polished, but still in the same color palette as the drapey, flowy dresses. All of the men wore fab white espadrille slip-ons and slicked-back hair—the look could have been very “Scott Disick Tacky” but instead read more “White Party Chic.”
The female models all sported matching twist ponytails and fresh, natural makeup with glowy, not dewy, skin.
Some notable looks included:
+ a gold sparkly (sequined?) romper than garnered a collective gasp from the audience at the Studio at Lincoln Center
+ a sequined-bust tank adorned with thin pieces of ribbon and paired with billowy light beige pants
+ a transition to color in a tiered blue dress with navy gradient detail
+ a strong (but light) suit in slate and black with what appeared to be a snakeskin belt
The show finished with a sudden blackout, and then Son Jung Wang walked the runway as well—she didn’t make it all the way to the end, stopping to hug Kelly Rutherford (notice the signature “Lily Van der Woodsen” bun), who led the crowd in a well-deserved standing ovation.
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