Korean based designer, Son Jung Wan was feeling for romanticism when she designed her Fall 2022 collection that made its ways down a stunningly staged runway in Spring Studios during her NYFW show. Easy proportions that more than one person was heard calling “oversized” were the norm, but each was nipped or tucked, often times in asymmetrical ways to create silhouettes that were interesting both at a glance & even more so on closer inspection.
This designer is always the fave of those fabric obsessed amongst the crowd & this season once again did not disappoint with textured woolens, jacquards & tone on tone brocades, some lighter than others & some matte, some shiny, but all interesting in that depth of color & depth to hand were the result. What was truly noteworthy was the trim that was used on the first few looks that was in high contrast to the cream woolen used for the bodies of the ensembles, but seemed to be an assemblage of trims that had the appearance of being a last minute, or perhaps “in the moment” inspiration in the design room. It had a home sewn bric a brac quality to the trimmings that lent a whimsical element while simultaneously creating an intellectual dichotomy with the simplicity of the fabrics. These two pieces truly were stand-outs of the entire show.
Son Jun Wan’s collections are consistently some of our most anticipated each season & this season did not disappoint on any level whatsoever.
– R. Scott French
Designer Website: www.sonjungwan.com