Monday, March 30, 2009
THUY DIEP- SOPHISTICATED DESIGNS FOR SPRING 2009 RTW
Words, Judith Ecochard
We greatly admire individuals that go it alone in the fashion business. Especially women who seem to get second-hand treatment in the press versus the guys sometimes---odd since the customers are mostly gals.
We became aware of this urbane Vietnamese native, Parsons/Brown University educated and NYC based designer two collections ago.
With an eye for elegance, tailoring par excellence and really upscale fabrics that beg to be touched, Diep’s Spring line has a vintage feel that’s just right…and resurrects the masculine/feminine feel of the coatdress that is going to be HUGE for Fall.
For Diep, that translates into cinched waist trenches/frocks in light tones (cream, tan) and dark print---made special with exaggerated front pockets trimmed with ombre ribbon and hand embroidered touches.
This talent also has a feminine, flirty and FLATTERING line of peplum and petal like side seamed pencil skirts that just hit the showroom last week. Available in pastel bright Spring colors in day to night fabrics like Silk Organza, Silver Lurex and Black Woven Tweed, these separates are truly four season wearable and modern.
Diep---with her impeccable, intelligent way with design construction that get a gals' cutves---reminds us of architectural creations. We love the signature slouchy front pockets that hint at the boyfriend trend-but will mercifully outlive it.
THUY NEW YORK