Originally published on The Knockturnal
Son Jung Wan just might have had the best runway show this season. It was graceful, technical, cohesive…but there was also another quality, something otherworldly, that permeated the stage at Spring Studios.
The South Korean designer’s collection debuted to a disco soundtrack, swirling in a timeless bedazzled beat while models floated down the runway in ethereal looks that seemed to radiate effortless grandeur. The theme of Son Jung Wan’s show was to “tell a story of splendor,” a sentiment reminiscent of that iconic bittersweet poem– this show was a splendor in the grass, a fleeting moment of perfection amidst Fashion Week chaos, where we could reflect on a time passed no so long ago.
Tufts of cream sequined layers gave way to flouncing skirts, neon Victorian-inspired prints, and asymmetrical swirls. Each ensemble told a story of a land far away that was just in reach for a brief moment– if only we had the right outfit.
Son Jung Wan captured a whimsical dream in a stunning editorial collection, including a menswear beige and cream suit that is begging for Timothée Chalamet to don for the upcoming Little Women premiere. Like the film, Son Jung Wan’s SS20 collection feels like a rediscovered classic with a new voice. And for this season, what more can we ask for?