Son Jung Wan Spring/Summer 2019, New York Fashion Week, collection: Dramatic Move. Runway and backstage insights.
Son Jung Wan’s collection for the coming season debuts with a boldness that is matched by minimalism and maximalism, infused with key stylistic extracts from various eras, including the 1940s and 60s through to the 1980s, while portraying both glamour and exaggerated silhouettes. The Korea-born designer deftly threads these previous era design components in uniquely modern ways that include puff sleeves, 3 D lace and holographic finishes projected onto vintage-inspired tailored shapes that keep the collection contemporary. Spangle and beading elicit sophisticated style as florals bring a sense of delight.
As with gustatorial experiences, where so many components come together to create the experience, runway shows involve massive undertakings backstage.
To provide you with the equivalent of a chef’s amuse bouche, we spoke with Jorge Luis about his inspiration for the hairstyle created to accentuate and compliment Son Jung Wan’s collection.
I have been creating the runway looks for Son Jung Wan since her first NYFW show. Always I try to conceive of new looks, for this particular designer, because the details on the clothes are incredible and for this season, SS19, the look was so light and fresh I went very wet, with detail on the front.
I started with blow drying the hair followed by flat ironing it using StyleCraft, then proceeded to divide the hair in two (ear to ear) and applied Milbon Wet Gel no. 8.
Subsequently, I crafted a deep side part on the left which enabled a “soft angle” for the front and side view with one separation.
To finish the look, a ponytail was woven, infusing the gel with the fine side of the comb, which achieved a “high gloss wet to dry hair” and gave softness to the ponytail and movement.
Photographer – Tony von Thelen, TeevonTee Photography (@teevonteephoto)
Stylist – Deborah Watson, Walter Schupfer Management (@debswatson)