Friday, September 19, 2008
HANII Y-SPRING 2009: A COLLECTION OF HER OWN
A “SLEEPWALKING PARK”
Metropolitan Pavilion, September 8th 2008
Words, Images by Judith Ecochard
Hanii Yoon's - Hanii Y collection (she of the former Y&Kei design duo)-was a knockout that took many Fashion Week editor types by surprise.
We had checked out the San Francisco based, creator’s resort collection at CD Network’s showroom –that reps the line…so we had an idea that her superb use of saturated colors and stark black/white tones, nature based prints, and innovative fabric textures draped just so-might shine through in this presentation.
And it did.
Inspired by the supernatural light of Denmark’s long summer’s- this showing of 31 looks- outfitting models posed amongst tall pillars in a spacious, gallery white room was consistently strong.
The winners included crisp cotton linen sweaters (yellow, green), a wear forever tan leather trench coat, assorted cropped jackets (blue leather –our fav)…
and a hot pink wheat print dress with signature kimono sleeves.
Elements of menswear fused with the delicate found its way in a navy cotton deep v-neck boyfriend sweater, a tuxedo shirt, an ivory double breast blazer, and indigo linen pants.
But the sexy high heel shoes were decidedly female.