It was a pleasant New York Saturday, the perfect New York day that postcards are made of. The energy in the air was one that the main characters of “Sex And The City” would have approved of. As the character Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) stated, “Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future…this is known as Fashion Week.” The Son Jung Wan’s Spring Summer 2020 collection highlighted the glamour of vintage wear in a modern twist with the splendor of color. The color palette evoked the feeling of renewal, a feeling that is often associated with Spring after surviving the harshness of winter.
Born and raised in South Korea, Son Jung Wan, majored in Industrial Craft at Sookmyung Women’s University. After graduating, she attended design school at International Mode in Seoul. In 1993 Son Jung Wan earned the “Golden Needle Award” from the Korea Fashion Editor Association and in 2005, was named “Designer of the Year” by Seoul Metropolitan.
Known for her playful twist with mixes of colors, fabrics, and silhouettes, Son Jung Wan’s SS2020 collection featured embroidered dresses full of different layers of iridescent fabrics, a rose gold gown entwined with floral print, an array of electric blue gowns, and a neon mint dress, all screaming the splendor of new beginnings while taking the men and women in the room on a vibrant retro journey.