Here’s a designer to keep an eye on. It’s no surprise that designer Thuy Diep is as talented as she is. Ms. Diep was born in Vietnam to parents who are both tailors. Under their tutelage, this designer learned at an early age how to make clothes.
She went on to Brown, later Parsons and landed at a New York-based Parisian atelier; doing work for the likes of Carolina Herrera, Peter Som and Zac Posen. Not to mention some time at United Bamboo.
In her third collection Thuy Diep under the self-named label “Thuy”, displayed her Fall/Winter 2008 collection at the Exit Art gallery in her home base of New York. When asked her inspiration for this collection she said: “My collection is about contrasts– harmony within disharmony”.
I seriously despise the fact that I cannot provide you with any photos, but I highly recommend that you click here for a look at her F/W collection.
I really like her use of color and the modern look of her garments. She according to her press release:
She materializes the myriad of inspirations of her Manhattan environment, where contrasts of colors and forms are ubiquitous, creating a collection to dress the modern, chic and sophisticated woman. Thuy’s unique designer perspective was conveyed through her outerwear as she showed a command of layering techniques.
Her designs are available at Divine Girls (San Francisco), Nicchia (Chicago) (where I found the below beautiful dress from her Spring 2008 collection) and Drawer (Tokyo and Osaka).