I only knew what I read about Son Jung Wan before I net her backstage. I learned that she is very popular in Korea, and this is the second time that she has shown a collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. I was greeted by her niece backstage, who was going to assist with translating. After glancing over at the looks ready for the runway, my jaw literally dropped at the beauty of the shimmering pieces and rich natural colors and textures. When I met the cheerful designer, she seemed calm and collected before what would soon be a storm backstage. I didn’t really need a translator, except to explain a few things back to me, because she understood me and spoke English. After I raved about the collection, I asked her to tell me more.
“This collection is a blend of retro and modern. It draws from the 50s, 70s and 90s. It takes the 50s glamor, the 70s bold luxury and the simple off the body shapes of the 90s. This collection includes pieces that are sexy, luxurious and feminine.”
The hair at Son Jung Wan was by Laurent D from Prive Salon. After telling him how I have always loved Prive products, he showed me the simple twisted back, loose knots that they were styling for the show. “The clothing is clean and modern, so we wanted to do a simple hairstyle that would go with them for this show.”
Miyako Okamoto creative director for Shiseido was behind the makeup for the show. A soft natural pallet, with light makeup on the on the eyes and lips, a heavier natural brow and squeaky clean skin with a natural blush was the look. The models all looked very fresh!
— Carol Calacci
Photos: Second City Style
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