Brandon Sun has never been one to shy away from fur in any of his creations. He cut his teeth designing within that medium for J. Mendel, and then worked in the fur division of Oscar de la Renta before stepping into the limelight, working on the relaunch of the Blackglama What Makes a Legend Most campaign featuring Janet Jackson. He kicked off his eponymous fur accessories collection in 2011 and then launched ready-to-wear one year ago. Today Sun was right in step with the rest of the big guns this season, almost all of whom worked major amounts of fur into their collections.
Collaborating again with BlackGlama, this time for a collection filled with modern elegance and a contemporary way of incorporating fur, Sun looked to the Gutai art movement for inspiration, telling FashionWhirled how his materials, like mink shaved so low it appeared to be plush velvet, layered upon each other and fit together “like pebbles washed upon each other in a stream.”
Citing the “mystical interior designs of Axel Vervoodt,” eastern Wabi Sabi randomness and a palette pulled from Vervoodt’s shots of mountain and forest before sunrise, Sun provoked with peplumed bodies, long lengths and layers upon layers. Hues of grays, charcoals and blacks were accented with a touch of early navy or shimmering camel. Satin, crepe, flannel and silk/wool and wool/cashmere fabrics were tactile manifestations of the collection’s luxuriousness.
The young and talented Sun, with work that is dark, wild and extravagantly modern, is poised to become a creative force to be reckoned with, for sure. We just hope that one day he will incorporate faux fur into his beautiful collections as well.