New York Fashion Week. For Brandon Sun, in the Fall/Winter 2014 collection, life is a journey. Individual experiences add to a person’s character.
At times, the struggles and failures become a catalyst propelling one forward to discover true potential.
Like many women in my world who have manifested their dreams, so too does the heroine in the Norwegian fairy tale East of the Sun and West of the Moon. It is a story of a woman’s quest for redemption of lost love which takes her on a perilous journey into the unknown.
Kay Nielsen’s Art Nouveau illustrations depict the tale and inform the fabrics: Ivory floral jacquards, rubberized laces and bronzed brocades.
Our theme is adventure – the clash of cultures that affect a person’s outlook. The sculptural fabrics, decorative art, and tribal marking of the Nbedele Tribe inspired the design of Swarovski Crystals, stripped leathers, and Blackglama furs. They are elements very much of the fantasy world associated with Art Nouveau and fairy tales, though translated via a hyper modern tribal lens.
The juxtaposition of elements from varying worlds is the basis of this collection while the narrative represents our everyday metamorphoses.
For FW14, we sought to propose ideas to demonstrate our elevated ability in craft and silhouette. We challenged ourselves to deconstruct pre-existing materials to form new textures, develop classic materials using modern technology, and create futuristic fabrications through experimenting with antique methods.
Production by Trew Productions
Photo: Alex Geana
Casting: Trew Casting
Music by Mike Banat
Make up by Red Door Spas, Elizabeth Arden
Make Up: Cesar Olivas
Hair: Angelique Scafaro
Nails: Iwonna Opiala & Adeline Sarino