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Brandon Sun AW13

Designer Brandon Sun with all the models from his presentation in The Box at Lincoln Center

Designer Brandon Sun with all the models from his presentation in The Box at Lincoln Center

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.”

Model wearing mink peplum bodice, sleeves and skinny silk/wool trouser.

Model wearing mink peplum bodice, sleeves and mink/leather stole with skinny silk/wool trouser.

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.

Brandon Sun AW13

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.

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Designer Brandon Sun

Designer Brandon Sun

Fun with Anna, Grace & Vera

White fox wrap over black Chantilly lace and lavender metallic brocade trouser

Anna and Grace, far left, viewing Vera’s model wearing white fox wrap over black Chantilly lace and lavender metallic brocade trouser

I have a soft spot in my heart for designer Vera Wang and her insouciant glamour. But I think my favorite part of her show this past Tuesday at The Stage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was watching American Vogue’s editrix Anna Wintour and Continue reading