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Son Jung Wan Fall 2012

Son Jung Wan may not be a name that one immediately associates with New York Fashion Week. But Ms. Wan is a global brand with over $34 million dollars in sales - Americans, take notice! Born and raised in Korea, Ms. Wan studied Industrial Craft before attending design school. After graduation, she opened a small boutique across the street from a major department store. The small shop earned notice as sales grew, and the department store offered her an in-store-shop in just a year's time. From there, she has become one of Korea's top designers. She's a regular fixture at Seoul Fashion Week; this was her first show in the Big Apple! A collection of separates, it reminded this blogger of a medieval warrior princess (You know, since I'm so familiar with the concept). There were a few misses having to do with oddly placed flowers, but the fur, the tough-but-pretty pieces, the hair... it was all delicate and rugged at the same time. Here's hoping the United States pays attention, because Ms. Wan has something to say.

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  1. Happy Valentine's Day sweetheart!

  2. That hair! And the fur sleeves! Gorgeous!

  3. I love seeing new (to me) designers. I really like her color palette!