Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear
September 11, 2012 New York
You may not yet be familiar with the name Brandon Sun, but chances are you've seen his luxe furs around town. After graduating Parsons, the young designer went on to direct the fur divisions at J. Mendel and Oscar de la Renta, then started his own luxe accessories line in 2011 (currently sold at Bergdorf and Neiman Marcus), and is now on his second ready-to-wear collection. At his Spring presentation this morning, Sun balanced avant-garde tailoring with upscale accents. The ultrasoft cashmere-jersey cardigan with geometric tufts of mink (which reminded Sun of cherry blossoms) was a standout piece. Ditto the vest dress that mixed techno raffia and tweed with a furry arctic fox panel in back. But since it was Spring, Sun couldn't rely too heavily on his signature furs, which played more of a supporting role than the lead. Spotlight-worthy looks included a lace-embroidered tulle T-shirt paired with silk crepe trousers that had a dramatic (but surprisingly flattering) drop crotch, and a racerback tweed column gown with a peplumlike cascade and deep pockets. You could imagine wearing it for a casual walk around the block or with heels to a fancy dinner.