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Thuy Spring 2008 Presentation
450 Studios
September 6, 2007

Written by Jamie Sharpe
Photographed by Belkis Carrasco

 

 


The Thuy presentation may have been held away from the fashion frenzy of Bryant Park, but it was big on style, class, and sophistication. Thuy Diep is a Vietnamese American designer who learned from fashion heavy weights Zac Posen and Peter Som. She is already attracting a following; famed designer Carlos Campos was on hand to support her spring 2008 collection.

The presentation took place at 450 Studios on September 6th and the space reflected the serenity within the collection. In lieu of long lines and a show dripping with pretension, the Thuy experience was refreshingly relaxed. Gleaming white walls, giant picture windows, and delicious cocktails set the stage for clean lines and resort-ready wear. The models even abandoned their customary break-neck strut and favored a casual gait. Thuy girls floated about and were more than happy to stop and pose for photos. Gasp - an easily photographed model during Fashion Week!

The garments felt fresh and smooth, with a real ease in the clothing. The slim cuts, tailored shorts, and breezy dresses were chic. Thuy showed perfect fits while exercising restraint. She undoubtedly learned this technique from her fashion-forward mentors. Overall, the collection exhibited serious maturity while maintaining a youthful vibe.


Wafah Dufour (Osama Bin Laden's Niece) & Thuy Diep


 

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