Fashion Week: Son Jung Wan Fall 2011 show report
Our hats are off to Korean designer Son Jung Wan, whose debut at NYFW delivered a fresh, compelling, '70s-inspired Fall collection.
The two standout themes: Silky super-wide-leg pants that moved exquisitely and could easily be mistaken for skirts, and the offbeat use of fur, adding it to the hems of dresses, on shoulders and, interestingly, on shoes.
An embroidered pocket tunic with a gold fox fur hem stood out, as did a "hello, Studio 54"- style silver sequined shorts jumper that closed the show and several pairs of knit bell-bottoms. A bit of menswear also made an appearance on the runway, with male models strutting in wool trousers and shimmery tuxedo pants.
A succession of silky nude gowns also captivated us, namely a drapey version with sexy side cutouts and one with a deep V-front and asymmetrical accordion pleats.