Into the 90s with SON JUNG WAN at New York Fashion Week – For Korean designer Son Jung Wan’s Fall/Winter 2023 collection at Spring Studios the designer featured a wide range of dresses and suits in lilac, apricot, galactic cobalt, and white/black shades

Metallics & Pastels Range Meet al Return to Classics & Royal Tones

The runway show for Son Jung Wan is an especially anticipated moment of fashion week, not only for the creative expectations, but to align with the previous season’s show. For FW 23 there was an absence of jewel tones aside from the cobalt/galactic blue. The warmth came from the textures of faux fur and the layering of eye catching jackets over simpler supporting silhouettes. Metallic sequins were paired with padded outfits which ranged from warmer apricot colors and copper/gold metallics. The collection transitioned to cooler powder blues and ended with paired black and white contrasting looks.

SS23 Runway showcased looks that spoke to 60s London pop. From color to the loose shifts, it was a show that did not gain many positive reviews given the anachronistic focus, neon colors, and the menswear was especially off. For FW 23 the balance was re-gained with modernly structured silhouettes, focused colors of apricot,  galactic cobalt blue, arctic/powder blue, sustained grey, lilac, creams/whites and black velvet with metallic accents of copper, bronze, gunmetal and silver.The pairings of oversized coats and loose-fitting jackets added drama and balanced the sexier shorts and skirts.

The runway show was executed smoothly with models walking with purpose and a calm yet cool attitude. 

Overall, this collection was excellent, showcased a range of techniques & textures, and will perform well in RTW. A definite improvement upon the previous collection, a lovely range of looks for FW23.

Standouts Positive: 

Cream overcoats, Sequined pants, Metallic accents, Textural Variety, Powder blue, Jackets, Sheer Layers, Contrasted Structure

Standouts Negative: 

Metallic sleeves with solid color dress, turtlenecks layered with cocktail dresses, balloon sleeves

Backstage photography: Kevin Tachman

Photo Selection: Victoria Bruno

Words by Mariele Marki

Location: Spring Studios_Gallery | PR Firm: Deborah Hughes Inc

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