Photography by Shanise Gibson
Great, talented female designers, showcasing looks that are all about the celebration of women, her journeys, her confidence, and more!
It was definitely hard to pick a few faves from Son Jung Wan’s SS 2016 presentation. As always, her work was super impressive and innovative. There is just such an ease with her pieces that make me as a woman both want to wear them and know I would be able to wear them well.
Her color palette this go-round was soft, while her silhouette and vibe stuck to true Son Jung Wan style, simplistic minimalism. Her work is so high quality and regal that the looks really speak for themselves as to how amazing each one is.
Show Credits —
Production — Freesmeier Projects
Stylist — Deborah Watson at Walter Schupfer Management
Director — Lynne O’Neill at Hula Inc
Casting — Chad Thompson at Communa-K
PR — Deborah Hughes Inc.
Backstage Photography — Kevin Tachman
Runway Photography — Radin Banica
Music Director — Laurent Vacher
Makeup — Miyaka Okamata for Shiseido
Hair — Jorge Luis and Laurent D for Prive Products
Lighting — Florian Schreiter
Nails — Shiseido
Dressers — Alyson Friedman at Quick Change Artistry
Set — Bernhard-Link Theatrical
Francesca Liberatore’s spring collection, entitled “The Heart is the Center,” explored the human heart and all of its facets. If that meant simply having heart-and-valve artwork indiscreetly printed and bedazzled on practically every look, then she succeeded. Her range of silk chiffon, tulle, lace and knit daywear, done in a palette of primarily orange and black, to me was quite captivating. It’s hard to pull of orange and black and not thing campy Halloween. I didn’t see spookiness here at all, but rather a golden sunrise, with looks stunning all the way to sunset!
Francesca is known for creating dynamic, bold looks for the modern day, strong, confident woman. Her looks are empowering and each season, I’m always eager to see her collection. This was another great one! It was all about heart and you can see Francesca’s heart in this collection, such passion and vivacity.
For S/S 2016, Isa Arfen Creative Director Serafina Sama travels on an imagined journey thru warmer climates creating an interchangeable capsule collection rooted in a desire for an adventure. The journey begins with a palette of elegant monochrome. Loosely worn boxy shirts in a silk cotton poplin hint at the effortlessness of the Isa Arfen woman, while asymmetrical ruffles in peachy cotton provide a feminine flourish.
Hues of true orange, sangria, bold pink, and persimmon were balanced with traditional black and whites. The collection was clearly a presentation of juxtaposition; silk chiffon capris and a-line lace dresses were met by suiting-inspired jackets and waistlines. These strong silhouettes were alternated throughout the show, proving Liberatore’s versatility.
The relaxed eastern influence is seen repeatedly in this collection, from the light loose kimono overcoats to the sharp tailoring. For evening, glamour is introduced thru flashes of ciciaomino, clashed with khaki, whilst tropical florals are screenprinted thru silk cattan adorned on evening coats.
Show Credits —
Styling — Valentine Fillol-Cordier
Production — Brett Windham
Communications — Holly Corrigan, Starworks Group
Shoes — Charlotte Olympia for Isa Arfen
Sunglasses — General Eyewear
Casting — Henry Thomas
Hair — Claudia Lazo at Wella
Makeup — Louise Zizzo at MAC
Nails — Jessica Tong for Smith & Cult
Photography — Sophia Aerts
Graphic Design — PLAKAT