XUAN THU NGUYEN – PARIS F/W 2011 PRESENTATION
Xuan Thu Nguyen is a Vietnamese designer who has been designing in Paris since 2005, and unfortunately she has recently closed her boutique in the Marais.
An Exotic Winter Garden, Nguyen’s title for the Fall/Winter 2011 collection is reminiscent of a menagerie. Perhaps that was in large part, or rather exclusively, due to the fact that the models wore jewel-toned feathered masks similar to those worn during carnival. On the other hand, the collection iself is wearable and tame.
The attached sculptural pieces added nice modern flare alongside the square scooped necks. Pleated organza and silk were classic touches. This menagerie in simple yet eccentric including birds in the hair. With pops of canary yellow, Nguyen speaks of spring and forgetting the cold. With Xuan Thu Nguyen, the beauty is in the small details,
Fashion week coverage directed by Indira Cesarine
Article by Amy Tabarly
Photos by Pascale V Marquis