Last Thursday, Designer Brandon Sun debuted his Fall 2013 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC. The collection, sponsored by BLACKGLAMA, portrays an evolved narrative from the designer, which he described as ‘insouciant’ and ‘quiet’. Sun, known for effortlessly combining elegance and edge, found inspiration for his collection in Axel Vervoodt’s photography and the Japanese Gutai art movement. The show was presented in a dark showroom at Lincoln Center where models stood on an elevated stage, accompanied by bright spotlights and steady pulsating beats. Fashion editors and photographers packed into the show snapping photographs, taking notes, and taking turns interviewing Sun about his collection and his relationship with Blackglama.
The looks were crafted from a variety of materials, including Blackglama mink paired with crepe back satin and hand painted silk, sumptuous knitwear with subtle graphic patterns, and texturized leathers. Blackglama mink was a focal point of the presentation, with a leather and Blackglama mink peplum bodice positioned front and center. Other looks included an intarsia black and white mink overcoat, a wool gabardine overcoat with mink inserts on the sleeve, and a leather and flannel dress with a mink turtleneck.
This marked the third show for Sun at Mercedes-Benz Fashion week, all of which have been sponsored by Blackglama. Sun’s relationship with the brand began in 2010 when he began designing the garments featured in Janet Jackson’s “What Becomes A Legend Most?” campaigns. In the past Sun has worked for world-renowned designers J. Mendel and Oscar De La Renta.