Son Jung Wan’s collection was inspired by the abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, who conveyed poignant emotions ranging from joy to sadness through color. For fall/winter 2014, Wan painted her collection with shades of emotion.
Last Saturday afternoon, she debuted her gold, hazelnut and ivory collection for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. Punctuated with jewel tones in sapphires, plum and garnet, her designs were extraordinary.
Her luxurious collection consists of impeccably executed separates and dresses that are made from the most sumptuous fabrics. With each collection, Wan captures the dual nature of women and how they like to dress—at times pretty and feminine, and at other times, chic, stylish and sexy.
In this collection, her furs were deliciously warm-looking, especially because it is so cold in New York this Fashion Week. Other unforgettable pieces included a cream cashmere sculpted jacket, gold leather leggings, fur coats in vibrant hues and chic gunmetal and sequined cocktail dresses.
Born and raised in South Korea, Wan majored in industrial craft at Sookmyung Women’s University, and after graduation, she attended design school at International Mode in Seoul. If she weren’t a fashion designer, Wan would have been an artist.
Wan is a woman of many passions: She is a philanthropist, an avid traveler, a collector of art and a mother and wife, to name a few. The celebrities at her show included former Kelly Bensimon (“The Real Housewives of New York City”), Adrienne Bailon, Kelly Rutherford (“Gossip Girls”) and Radio Disney’s Jake Whetter.