I previously had pronounced Brandon Sun as a designer to watch and after my declaration, I was eager to see how this young designer would develop in his subsequent collections. His most recent collection was inspired by female warriors of the Samurai class in feudal Japan. The presentation took place at the Box in Lincoln Center.
You can see the influence in the shapes of blouses, streamlined silhouettes, the use of colorblocking and details like careful tucks in leather that look like they might hold artillery. Skirts with high slits up the front and asymmetrical wrap styling make the women look ready to pounce. The line seems to be of utmost importance and geometric shapes lend an architectural feeling that flatters the female body.
Plays with sheerness of fabric, iridescence and texture through leather and patch work fur offer a wide range of choices to the Sun woman. Against the base of black, white and shades of grey, mint/jade and peach/orange combinations popped and looked fresh.
My favorite looks are almost minimalist in nature. I love the white sheath with asymmetric details on the back, the leather dress. The black & white sweater with leather bottoms is also quite striking. The future is bright for Sun as he continues to grow as a designer.