Self-Portrait: Fall 2020 Collection

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Whenever one thinks of Self-Portrait, he or she thinks of feminine outwear dresses with all that frills and ruffles and lace.  But for the Fall 2020 season, we were all in for a surprise. Designer Han Chong decided to get done with all that girly elements (well almost) and replace it with sharp suiting and sleek fittings. In his way, he is also trying to fit in what his clientele wants from the brand, like a head-to-toe wardrobe from Self-Portrait. Chong is trying to move his brand forward by staying ahead of the future.  

Han Chong’s inspiration this season came from the idea that there are too many distractions in our lives. From political turmoil to climate change, there is so much going out in the world that women just need to fuss a little less at least about clothing. There were blazer dresses, bustier jumpsuits, and peak-lapel rompers compared to his usual going out dresses.  The focus was on tailoring, draping, and sharp silhouettes, Han  Hong couldn’t resist putting a little bit of sparkle and his usual flair here and there. His lace dresses with jeweled buttons and rhinestones were dazzling and stole the show. 

Even as Han Chong takes Self-Portrait into the future and expands his outlook on female wear, he still knows how to add a bit of playfulness to the collection. The fuchsia pink gown and little black dresses balance out the fitted leather coats and give a lightness to the whole collection. 

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