At just 25, Andrew Kwon began blazing trails in the luxury bridal industry. Debuting his first collection just two years ago, this Korean-American designer creates gowns with a particular aesthetic that empowers women. All of his collections are inspired by his surroundings and the Fall/Winter 2022 Collection — Collection 2 — takes cues from the current state of the world. Here’s what he has to say about his latest designs.
“For Collection 2, I looked back at moments over the past year and how dreams are still possible. How the fantasy becomes reality. And that women still seek beauty.
The pieces are filled with touches of the constant, yet continually changing. Mimicking the effect of clouds floating in the sky, structured silhouettes are softened through contrasting textures. There are allusions to the glistening waterfronts of Marseille with juxtapositions of glittering, gossamer-like lace with sensual silks. Our woman seeks a new idea of celebration rooted in refinement. Gliding effortlessly with grace. And joy.
There’s a presence of emotion. Of purpose. Of occasion. Throughout, the collection connects to the idea of place—the rolling hills of Provençe, the green mountains of Monaco, the skyline of Manhattan. Demure pastels—tart chartreuse, muted aquamarine, and easy buttercup— enliven with civility and connect back to nature.
Together, it’s a portrait of memories—past, present, and future—meant for today and tomorrow.”
All photos by Haifa Olsen