February 14, 2015 afternoon designer Son Jung Wan presented her Fall 2015 collection for Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. Inspired by the romantic MGM films of the 1950’s and the fashion
photography of Gordon Parks the designer presented a collection best described as retro-meets-
modern; chock-full of glamour with a touch of romance.
Fabrics consisted of merino wool and handcrafted knits in unusual color combinations. Lively metallics,
leather and multi-colored furs brought forth the relaxed yet chic mood of the era.
Standouts included wool coats in vibrant orange, adorned with either a fox fur collar, lamb fur details or
beaver fur sleeves. Turquoise gaucho pants and voluminous skirts gave way to the finale look, a mint
green, sequined cocktail dress, which references the effortless evening look of the fifties. A selection of
menswear included cashmere and wool coats paired with rich colored trousers to complement the
womens’ designs, exhibiting a cohesive line.
Son Jung Wan presented her collection with a front row full of well-wishers. Model, actress and author
Kelly Bensimon; model and DJ Eva Shaw; Natalie Bergman of Wild Belle; Adelaide Kane of The CW’s
Reign and Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether took in the show alongside model and daughter of KISS
guitarist Gene Simmons, Sophie Simmons and her brother Nick.
Longtime friend Kelly Rutherford was seen embracing the designer as she took her finale bow on the