I was first introduced to Thai Nguyen’s work eight months ago at his debut fashion show in March. Back then, he established himself as a designer who creates flowy light-weight dresses so I expected his Spring 2012 collection to be similar. On October 15th, I attended Thai Nguyen’s 2nd runway show for Concept LA Fashion Week and I was certainly surprised by his new collection.
Los Angeles Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 is here! It kicked off on Thursday, October 13 with Concept LA Fashion Week and it will end on Sunday, October 23 with LA Fashion Weekend at the Sunset Gower Studios. You can see all the LA Fashion Week events here. Just so you get a better idea of what to expect, we thought we’d share some highlights from the events we attended last season!
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This past weekend, Thai Nguyen had his debut runway fashion show at Concept Los Angeles Fashion Week to showcase his Fall/Winter 2011 collection: The Last Falling Leaf. Connecting back to his Vietnamese roots, he draws inspiration from a Vietnamese song to create this collection that consists of 35 dresses. For this collection, he wanted to celebrate the elegant body of a woman in a variety of soft, flowing dresses that are suitable for different occasions, from casual day wear to fancy red carpet events. And his collection isn’t short on color either; it is created using silk materials in muted tones of cream, sienna, teal, royal blue, and ruby red. (Stay tuned for a post-show review!)