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The strong winds of the Sahara desert brought an eastern influence to New York in designer Son Jung Wan's SS14 collection "Away." Son Jung Wan was born and raised in South Korea, debuting a new collection every season at New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Expressing true Moroccan style with the feeling of infinite energy, this season's collection mixed the dreamy attraction and splendid color of destinations like Casablanca, Marrakech, Essaouira, and the maze-like city of Fez that even locals get lost in.

The collection was dominated by loose-fitting, lightweight shapes and cocoon dresses with waist cutouts. This neo-geo like collection is handmade with seamless edging techniques, using chalky whites and earth-tone colors like yellow, citron, lemon, cream, peach, and nude. Standout looks included geometric, sleeveless dresses with metal beaded detailing, and a short-sleeved twill jacket with nude perforated shorts. The menswear was dominated by sheer, nude, v-necks, white silk pants, sheen pants, and knit tops. None of the male models wore socks, taking note from the sock-less men of the East.

Models were styled by Deborah Watson and walked in make up by Miyako Okamoto. Laurent D from Prive Salon created fluffy ponytails that gave the appearance of having been ruffled by the dry winds of the sun-drenched Sahara Desert.

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Nu-Mode´ Magazine Coverage Vera Shaban