Pulling inspiration from contemporary artist Marc Quinn’s winter garden where fadeless flowers thrive with vibrant colors even during the frozen winter, Son Jung Wan conceptualizes a collection based on the ‘Winter Garden.’Son Jung Wan’s collection was a burst of color and life, almost fantasy like, but such a departure from the accepted concept of drab colors for the winter season. One must admit that this collection is a breath of fresh air amongst the colorless, drab, sometimes dreary color palettes for the Fall/Winter collections. Seeing vibrant greens, ravishing red, and mints is such an inspiration and such a positive reflection of life. Most of us do associate colors of grey, black, and other muted hues when relating to the winter months, but Son Jung Wan steps out of the proverbial box and focuses on the life that remains even during the frozen months.
One also had the opportunity to sit during Son Jung Wan’s full runway show separate from the Concept Korea collective, and it was truly a breathtaking show. Muted hues co-mingled with vibrant colors painted a magical landscape on the runway.