The Son Jung Wan Spring/Summer show at New York Fashion Week channeled ‘80s drama and ‘60’s retro romantic looks. Models strutted elegantly down the runway in bold patterns and silhouettes for her 2019 Collection debuting at Spring Studios in New York City.

Sun Jung Wan finds inspiration from the past

Models transported the standing room only crowd back to the 1960s and ‘80s. The looks incorporated bold checks and stripes alongside flowing, feminine, sequined, and embroidered gowns, floral rompers and plenty of gold sequined shorts and skirts.

I caught up with Son Jung Wan backstage to talk about her runway inspiration.

“My collection was inspired by Bianca Jagger, who was powerful, but also a bit feminine, in her white tuxedo suits. She was a trendsetter and not afraid to stand out. I was also inspired by Bridget Bardot, who personified the ‘60s with her luxurious, rich and bold sense of style.”

Styles reflect the designer

It seems Sun Jung Wan's bold and modern looks are also reflective of her personality. The designer said look one from the runway show, a floral silk long-sleeved gown with high a collar, and the finale, a black and white silk checkered jumpsuit most represent who she is, bold and modern! That is a look we should all channel.

Tadashi Shoji glitters on the runway

Designer Tadashi Shoji debuted his 2019 Collection at Spring Studios during New York Fashion Week.

The looks were inspired by outer space and the beauty of a star-filled sky.

His colors were reflective of this theme with a plethora of blues, reds, and metallic. Models glided down the catwalk in solar pink embroidered dresses, sky blue gowns, ivory and black celestial halters, and tulle dresses. Also sprinkled in the collection were champagne crepe and tulle gowns, an ivory crepe one-shoulder gown with silver paillette floral applique, and the finale, a red sunset degrade paillette encrusted mesh gown with a sweeping cape.

Designer finds hope in gazing skyward

I landed backstage to discuss his latest collection. “This season is about looking up and ahead and of feeling hope. I want women to feel happiness wearing my clothes, and what you wear is also a way to escape the busy, harsh realities of life. We all need a bit of escapism from time to time.”

Beam us up Tadashi!

New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 runs through Sept.13, 2018 at Spring Studios, Industria Studios and various off-site locations around New York City.