Thuy is smart. No joke.
Diep is a graduate of Brown University and a former Pricewaterhouse consultant. Lucky for us, she decided to pursue her love for fashion and go back to school at Parsons. She continued on to work under some fashion gods like Peter Som, Zac Posen and Carolina Herrera - just to name a few - before starting her own ready-to-wear line under her own namesake.
Although there was quite a wait at Exit Art on Saturday morning, plentiful mimosas and Lake Champlain truffles kept the crowd at bay. After being herded into what we assumed was the hallway, the music started the models parted the crowd, posing in front of a white wall; much to the delight of some, completely dispelling the hierarchy of Fashion Week seating.
"I'm going to become her best customer," whispered an onlooker.
The Thuy F/W 2008 collection is a mixture of softly structured pieces with super feminine flair in luxe neutrals sparked with deep tropical colours that should keep you warm and stylish next fall.
Cashmere wrap maxi coats and wide paneled double breasted wool boleros
Satin and matte silk knee-length cocktail dresses with cut-out bateau necklines and loosely fitted skirts covered in frame-shamed shingles
The shimmering muted gold oragami one-shoulder cocktail dress with pockets
Fiercely bright coloured leather gloves paired with quirky opaque tights and stockings
Geometric chiffon panels on mini dresses
Notched satin hemlines on sheer vertical stripe blouse