Based in New York City, Thuy Diep is one of fashion’s rising stars. Born in Vietnam to a family of tailors, Diep attended Brown University before heading to Parsons School of Design to pursue her love of fashion. The designer then honed her skills with a New York based Parisian Atelier, providing draping/pattern-making services for clients that included Carolina Herrera, Peter Som, and Zac Posen before branching-out on her own.
Diep now is the creative director for her women’s ready-to-wear line Thuy (pronounced “Twee”), which launched its first collection Fall 2007.
Describing her clothing as a mix of “casual chic and understated romantic sophistication,” the designer showcased her namesake collection, for the first time, at Bryant Park during the Spring 2009 showings.
The Spring 2009 collection was a refreshing light mix of neutrals and colors (poppy red, bright teal green), and the designer says that she was inspired by the passionate Kitty Fane from The Painted Veil.
Diep continues by saying that she re-imagined the classic figure as today’s contemporary woman pursuing a modern perspective — the Chic Pragmatist.
The collection was a play on opposites with matte vs. sheen, fluid vs. structured, and natural vs. techno-synthetic, which made for a wonderfully flirty, yet wearable collection sure to help Thuy’s profile rise.
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