Thursday, February 18, 2016

Fashion Week Fall / Winter 2016: Hervé Léger and Son Jung Wan

Hervé Léger

The classic iconic bandage dress was created by Hervé Léger over 30 years ago, and yet each season we see it continue to evolve and reemerge. The legendary, unmistakable, signature silhouette has been copied and imitated time and time again, but no one quite does it like the original. For fall 2016, the Léger dress aspires to less glamour and more 90s grunge, with a punk / rock and roll flair. The bandages are looser, the details are fringed, safety pinned, studded, chained, or grommeted, and the patterns are plaid and shredded. Models stomped down the runway to alternative music in Dr. Martens, twisted braids, slashed sweaters, fitted bomber jackets, and oversized coats. The femininity of the Hervé Léger brand did not get lost in the punk world, rather it was nicely balanced with the chaos, creating a strong but sexy persona. 




All photos from Herve Leger.

Son Jung Wan

Season after season, Korean designer Son Jung Wan continues to keep her collections fun, delicate, and feminine. There is an ease in the way she plays with textures and patterns, combining lush furs with patent leather on coats layered over silk skirts. Particularly striking are the patterned mink fur coats, created in collaboration with Kopenhagen Fur, a company notorious for their luxurious yet socially responsible quality fur. Her treatment of fur in checked patterns and contrasting animal prints take your next winter coat to a whole new level. A soft palette of pastel pink and blue hues is later offset by sharp checkered black and white pieces. Simply beautiful.






 All photos courtesy of Son Jung Wan. Photos by Rodin Banica.