Monday, October 12, 2009
THUY DIEP: SPRING 2010 BACKSTAGE AT BRYANT PARK
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: New York
Words, Images Judith Ecochard
We have been following New York based fashion designer Thuy Diep for two years now…since we first saw her work in showrooms and on the catwalk.
Now a packed show at the Tents gave the rest of the planet a chance to appreciate the sophisticated workmanship, and edgy tailored and modern classics of this well educate designer.
Having a overlapping schedule prevented us from taking in the RTW show itself…but we did get a few minutes backstage.
Urbane separates from this Parson's School alum--- are made from luxurious fabrics. The cyrstal laden silk coat = a work of wearable art..
Intricate details and embellishments had the backstage sewers and steamers, including Diep's parents--- were working the garments till the end…
Quoted in WWD as saying her collection is “a tongue-in-cheek take on the sultry chic of a Thirties movie goddess with a bit of S&M spin…”
Certainly we saw THAT---with zippers as embellishments…and the shiny, lacquered hair (Sebastian products Mousse Forte and Gel Forte---created by Vidal Sassoon’s Elaine Mitchell).
Luc Bouchard for MAC had the gals looking positively pink with a glossy neutral lips…a look left to the young fresh dewy skin types.
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