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!)
About Thai Nguyen:
Thai lives by the motto, “Live for FASHION. Set the TREND.” This talented Asian American designer had the honor of being one of the youngest associate designers for BCBG MaxAzria back in 2002 when he graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. He has designed for many Hollywood celebrities and is an especially popular fashion designer and stylist for top Vietnamese entertainment production companies. His work has been featured in publications such as Viet Beauty, 13 Minutes and BN Magazine. In May 2008, he, along with Helen Nguyen, opened the Thai Nguyen Couture showroom in Westminster, Calif.
Check out some of his previous designs.