NYFW – Brandon Sun S/S 2013 collection
Held in The Box, a small presentation stage at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, grime music blasted in our ears as models towered in classic point-toed 4″ stilettos, wearing variations of neutral animal prints with colourful accents of Northern American mink fur.
This Spring/Summer collection is not for the animal activist but for a woman who appreciates flattering lines with a major touch of luxury. Floor-length gowns, tailored pencil skirts and tweed dresses with sculptural draping complimented a palette of rich greys, ambers, azures, white and navy. Fabrics were irresistibly touchable – chiffon, tulle, lace, fur and silk crepe slinked in contemporary laser-cut shapes while other geometric designs echoed 1920s modernism. Accessories were minimal yet statement pieces – jagged edged bracelets and narrow white belts.
The collection was inspired by a poem written by Japanese poet Daisetz Suzuki “exemplifying [Brandon Sun’s] philosophy in life and approach toward design.”
Photos: Theresa Balderas