And just like that … it’s NEW YORK FASHION WEEK! We’re back baby! Tom Ford knows how to make an entrance. At his return to New York Fashion Week, the designer transformed the Park Avenue Armory into a luxurious space to showcase his glamorous, sharp, and sexy Spring 2018 collection. There was a star studded front row of celebrities and models among the likes of Kim Kardashian, Doutzen Kroes, Cindy Crawford, Gwendoline Christie, Naomi Campbell and Cardi B.
Binx Walton gave the all important first AND last impression … The American model got the top honour of both opening and closing Tom Ford’s show this season. At the start, she emerged to the tune of David Bowie’s “Fame” in a golden shorts-suit with a chain mail top and pink stilettos, and she closed the show in a languid gown with sequin sleeves.
The clear feel of the collection was return to glamour, meets the 90’s. Ford’s jackets were confident, expertly cut and paired with a plunge-front or backless jumpsuits. This season recaptured 90’s glam with the hip-flashing maillots he paired with low-slung pants. Cut-out jersey column dress and crystalized T-shirts stood out to me in the collection. There was day-wear and evening-wear, making it a very versatile collection. Check out some of the looks below!!
This beauty hardly needs an introduction. She has dominated the catwalks, and appeared in every major magazine from ELLE to W Magazine and of course, Vogue. The fashion spotlight has certainly had its’ focus on Soo Joo Park.
Soo Joo Park (28) is a well-known model who made her modelling debut back in 2013. Soo Joo was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up there until she was 10. Her family then moved to California. Interestingly, modelling was an accidental career for Park. She studied architecture and shortly after graduating, was scouted to start modelling. Living in San Francisco, she had a full-time job doing graphic design for a start-up web company. One fateful weekend, she was shopping in a vintage store and was discovered, being asked if she was interested in modelling, her answer: sure, why not?
Soo Joo’s career took off after she met renowned stylist Carine Roitfeld and shot her for her CR Fashion Book. She was then recommended to designers among the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Tom Ford. After her encounter with Lagerfeld, it wasn’t long before she was walking the Chanel Spring 2013 Haute Couture show at the Grand Palais in Paris. It proved to be the turning point in her career as she walked for everyone from Fendi to Lanvin since.
In an interview, Park discussed how she doesn’t see herself as an Asian model and that part of the reason she bleached her hair was so that wouldn’t be type-casted as an Asian model by the industry or designers. She is still an unmistakeable presence in the fashion industry and will continue to be with her eclectic personality. Soo Joo has a cool, 80’s, rebellious style and a VERYaddictive Instagram feed! You can follow her via her social media below!