Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall ’12. Backstage and Interview with Son Jung Wan

February 11, 2012 • Beauty, Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Fall '12

Flowers and bright colors aren’t just for Spring! Much of the Son Jung Wan Fall/Winter 2012 collection had both in abundance.

“I got inspired by the contemporary artist Marc Quinn’s oriental winter garden,” Son Jung Wan explained. Because of the contrast of both vibrant colors and several different textures and fabrics, each had to be carefully planned out, as to not go overboard in either direction. “Most of them embody both the print and silhouette [of the oriental] garden flowers.”

The designer was very happy to show me some of the pieces that embody the collection as a whole. The first piece was a lightweight yet soft chiffon dress with the inspiration flower of the collection printed onto the dress. With splashes of red and orange, the cream flowered dress had just one mink shoulder cap to bring both the Fall and Spring season full circle. “This has the print of the flower,” Wan explained of the dress. “Very soft and colorful.”

Son Jung Wan showing the blue and black wool dress

The fur blend dress Son Jung Wan was very fond of

Another dress that Wan was proud to show was the boisterously colorful embroidered flowered black and blue wool dress and fox fur shrug. The embroidered flower applique added almost a 3D-dimension to the wool to keep it from looking flat. The fox fur shrug was also hand-decorated with sequins to give just a bit of shine. It paired with the dress quite nicely without bring too overbearing or overdone.

Another look that Son Jung Wan was most fond of was the striped fox fur with wool alpaca blend dress. Slight sequins were sewn onto the dress to again, give it a slight shine in the light. The fur had a lightweight quality while still looking glamourous at the same time.

A side view of the hair

The hair and the makeup also contributed to the look of the flower. The hair was pulled back to a slight braided ponytail. There was a bit of height added to the front, almost a look as if it was a slight pompadour in the front. The base of the ponytail mimicked the essence of the flower by bursting out at the base. And then, a slight ponytail was created to finish the look.

Makeup was kept very simple. Skin was kept looking fresh as too give a little bit of a springtime feel. Slightly pink stained lips and a dusting of purple eyeshadow kept the look fresh.

You can see Son Jung Wan’s collection from our Second City Style Mercedes-Benz Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion Week coverage!

– Taneisha Jordan

Photos: Second City Style

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