Thuy Review – New York Fashion Week Fall 2009

New York-based designer Thuy Diep was born to be a part of the fashion business, as her mother and father ran a tailoring school and bespoke clothing shop in Vietnam. After graduating from the Parsons School of Design, she worked under such designers as Carolina Herrera, Peter Som and Zac Posen before striking out on her own with her eponymous women’s ready-to-wear clothing line.

Thuy premiered her Fall 2009 collection at the Bryant Park tents during Fashion Week, and it proved an eclectic and intriguing collision of styles, materials, and colors. Coolly understated black-and-grey ensembles were presented cheek-by-jowl with bright yellow and electric blue outfits. Sleek and gently flowing fabrics were followed by wilder, more asymmetric textures. Yet these disparate elements balanced each other, creating an aesthetic harmony. Thuy’s impressive mixture of functional and wearable fashion with avant-garde haute couture touches made her collection a memorable one.

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