Saturday, October 4, 2008

THUY: SOPHISTICATED CHIC FOR SPRING ‘09







URBANE & VERSATILE WARDROBE OPTIONS

BRANT PARK TENTS, MERCEDES BENZ-IMG FASHION WEEK,
NYC-September 7th, 2008

Words, Judith Ecochard, Images courtesy of the Designer

We’ve seen the high-end tailoring skills of Vietnam born, NY based designer Thuy Diep before - at a to the JuJu Showroom that carries the line.

Our thoughts on her latest collection are similar to our impressions then: romantic, stylish, and utterly wearable luxury.

The Bryant Park runway efforts allowed us to see how well the clothes move on the body...and once again reminded us of the superb craftsmanship abilities of this Parsons trained RTW designer.







Winning pieces (34 looks in all)- included a luxe black silk kimono sleeve blouse with a pale peach ruched skirt,







----casual boyfriend slouchy jacket, tear drop and peplum pencil skirts…and several one shouldered frocks (a popular look for Spring ’09)-including a stunning yellow silk asymmetrical bustier gown.







We also admire Thuy’s ability to mix summery shades with patterned fabrics-and “make it work…” ---particularly in a boat neck kimono sleeve blouse atop a pale mint green skirt.




Thuy should gain a few editorial nods with this outing…and recognition by retailers who cater to grown-up women who prefer distinct attire that’s a cut above the usual garments.



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