Korean designer, Son Jung Wan, gave a little preview of her collection during the Concept Korea presentation a few days ago. Her Fall/Winter 2012 collection certainly deserved a bigger stage and a bigger spotlight. Sometimes, seeing the clothes move can be so hypnotizing. She drew inspiration from contemporary artist Marc Quinn’s winter garden. It was all very romantic, feminine, and delicate – much like the flowers that grow during the colder winter months. There were bursts of floral appliqués on the bodices of a few dresses as well as pink and orange floral prints decorating some skirts and blouses. Tweeds, silks, furs, and velvets were intermixed with each other creating heavily textured pieces. There were hints of Asian influences with the contrast silk brocade trims that adorned Son Jung Wan’s jackets.
Trousers, although loose, were tapered at the ankles and came in different fabrications. The silhouette was very casual and relaxed. Both men and women had a version of a silk pant – cropped ankle-length for women and slim and straight for men. By adding bright, saturated oranges into the collection amongst the typical neutral fall/winter hues, Son Jung Wan provided a breath of fresh air. These pieces were a nice pop against what might otherwise be a safe color palette.
The choice in footwear added to the charm of this winter garden. Platform open-toed booties had, what could best be described as, a foot scarf. Some versions even had fur. An emerald green one shoulder gown concluded the show. The intricate draping on the bodice was all the detailing it needed; it was absolutely dreamy.
Spotted at the front row: Miss J (ANTM judge)
For more information about the designer and the collection, visit Son Jung Wan
Photos by Monique