I first heard about Jennifer Chun from my friend and local blogger Lani of Mon Petit Chou Chou (see her post about Jennifer here). And lucky for those of us who are Bostonians, Jennifer will be at Louis Boston for one of the Louis Exposure weekends on June 25 and 26. I'm thrilled to say that Jennifer was kind enough to spend some time talking to me so that you, darling blog readers, could gain some insight into her background and design aesthetic.
Jennifer has always loved some aspect of design and fashion is her true passion. Being the daughter of two very fashionable parents and the grandaughter of a woman who always dressed like a lady, Jennifer knew the importance of well made clothing with the right fit from a very young age. At the encouragement of her parents she studied law and while she didn't end up following that path, she feels that it gave her the confidence to follow her heart and do what she really wanted to do. She studied fashion design at the Pratt Institute and then worked for such well regarded designers as Michael Kors, Derek Lam and Brian Reyes.
Her designs have been inspired by her travels and the people she has encountered. On her honeymoon in Paris, she spotted Natalia Vodianova and loved her effortless casual style and emulates that in her own designs.
Her customer is a woman who likes to wear clothing that is different from what everyone else is wearing and she knows how to integrate Jennifer's pieces into her own wardrobe and style. She might take a classic like a cocktail dress and give it a casual vibe with a cardigan or wear a ladlylike pencil skirt with a pair of oxfords instead of heels.
Jennifer Chun's fall 2011 collection is part schoolgirl (with a mature spin), part mod and part tomboy meets lady. It's super fantastic and here are some images to give you a taste.
Not that I'm wishing away a summer that has hardly yet started, but doesn't this collection make you long for fall? I can totally see integrating several of these pieces into my own wardrobe. Which are your favorites?
Jennifer Chun is sold at a select number of boutiques but if you are interested, you can contact her here to arrange to buy her pieces. Or better yet, meet her in person at Louis Boston June 25 or 26. See you all there!