Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Son Jung Wan Spring 2016!

I was at Korean designer Son Jung Wan’s first New York Fashion Week presentation in February 2011 and I became an immediate fan.  From season to season after that first show, Son Jung Wan has never failed to produce amazing collections, proving my initial instincts were right!

Son Jung Wan creates collections that are always feminine, but the most exciting aspect of her collections is the artistry that she puts into them.  Son Jung Wan’s collections explore creative drapes and silhouettes that are always flattering and combine them with innovative and interesting fabrics.

For Spring 2016, Son Jung Wan drew her inspiration from Korea’s Jeju Island and the nature that is embodied there.  The inspiration led again to artistic drapes and silhouettes and a color palette that is perfect for Spring.

One of the designer’s that I most look forward to each season, Son Jung Wan’s collections never disappoint and remind us that she is not just a designer, but a true artist.

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Zang Toi Spring 2016!

Sophisticated, elegant, luxurious, beautiful: these are just a few words that describe designer Zang Toi’s collections. This Malaysian born designer has been producing astounding collections for over 25 years and each new collection is as exciting as the previous one.

Zang Toi creates designs that take me back to the reason I first became involved in fashion many years ago and inspired me to be a designer myself.  Zang Toi designs collections that are as functional as they are beautiful.

Zang Toi always creates dramatic collections and the shows that showcase his collections reflect that.  For Spring 2016, Zang Toi took his inspiration from the Greek Island of Santorini.  Zang Toi creates the mood and feeling of his inspiration without being costumey or using clich├ęs, taking the inspirations essence and molding it into beautiful designs.

As with all of Zang Toi’s Collections, Spring 2016 is an awe inspiring collection that prove once again how prolific this designer is!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past