Jennifer Chun Fall Winter 2012

Jennifer Chun StyleOntheCouch Chun fall winter 2012 talioringI recently had the opportunity to try on some pieces from the 2012 fall winter collection by New York based designer Jennifer Chun.  Having interviewed Jennifer for Lookbooks last year I was familiar with her modern tomboy style; Chun’s designs are a wonderful kind of casual sophistication that is chic and never stuffy.

For fall 2012 Jennifer has designed a striking collection of winter coats, jackets (image above, the hunter plaid db car coat) and separates that work together well to create a myriad of different looks.  Fall 2012 is menswear inspired with a gorgeous lookbook to match.

Jennifer Chun Fall collection Jennifer Chun NY designer tailoring for women opening ceremony for rodarte skirt bcbg skirt mango fetish sandalWearing, above left: shirt by Chun, skirt Rodarte for Opening Ceremony.  Right; colourblock wool jersey Henley, Chun; skirt BCBG. Heels: Mango.

What I have always admired about Jennifer’s designs is the attention to detail.  The buttons, the collars, the hemlines – all are made with care.  Chun told me in our previous interview that her clothes are for those who want to be casual and understated without dressing down.   Fall 2012 neatly accomplishes this with its impeccable tailoring, leather accents and deep burgundy and green hues.

Below: plaid lace shift dress and silk crepe silk pant.

Jennifer Chun Fall Winter 2012 styleonthecouch dress over trousers chun designer

Below: striped shirt and leather shift dress.

Jennifer Chun styleonthecouch tailoring for women chun fall winter 2012

You can buy Jennifer Chun from one of my favourite boutiques in Austin, Texas – By George and at Louis Boston (where you might bump into my good friend, blogger Mon Petit Chou Chou who is a regular visitor and also a fan of Jennifer Chun!)

New York Fashion Week Diary Part III: Gen Art

On Friday night Gen Art hosted their annual Fresh Faces in Fashion catwalk show. I attended the event with my fellow bloggers from Boston (with a special thank you to Marissa for arranging my ticket) and we took our seat to watch emerging designers (six womenswear, one menswear) present selected items from their collections.  Previous years have seen the likes of Zac Posen, Milly, and Phillip Lim on the Gen Art stage, so I was very excited to see so many rising stars of the future together on the catwalk.

Jennifer Chun was a favourite of mine on the night.  Highly wearable designs: some tailoring, blocks of colour; the occasional splash of neon and some unique patterns – she was a breath of fresh air on the catwalk. My friend Lani has written a great review of Chun’s Fall/Winter collection here which shows more of Chun’s signature style.  Born in Korea and raised in the US, Chun’s design aesthetic to me is all about adding feminine touches to tomboy-ish features, whilst retaining a polished, classic look

A second standout collection was from Eighteenth.  A more ethereal look, the collection was unique – sheer blouses, draped, descending hems… romantic and modern

(Pictures below from Eighteenth’s blog)

Here is a full list of those who presented items from their new collections on the night. Keep an eye on these designers, I imagine we’ll be seeing a lot of them in the future!!

Jennifer Chun; Eighteenth; Ann Yee; William Okpo; Sunghee Bang; Ace & Jig and Baron Wells.