I wasn’t familiar with Thuy Diep before Fashion Week, but now I’m a fan. In fact, this collection has been one of my favourites. The colour palette was visually effective, the designs innovative and wearable, and the fabrics luxuriously robust. I’ll take one of each of the items you see on the models below please – only I’d mix it up with denim for a more practical, street fashion interpretation.
Thuy paired exquisite fuchsia, chartreuse/mustard and tomato red with strong neutrals like black, white, chestnut and charcoal grey. The impact was absolutely delicious, especially on iridescent fabrics liked crushed velour, satin chamouse and shot silk. The light dancing on these textures was simply magical and I could have watched this show over and over again.
Silhouettes were both sleek and voluminous. No slacks or denim at all. Skirts are getting a little roomier and longer which will make a nice change this Autumn season. There was also a lot of fur, which I could have done without. I don’t think it added to these exquisite ensembles but I guess fur (real and faux) is widely seen in all Fall collections.
The waist cinching belt is still a HUGE trend, not only in this show but in most of the collections we’ve seen here at Fashion Week. Heeled booties have been the number one item of footwear both on and off the runway. And as with all cold weather collections, black, grey and white underpin every other colour.
The Georges Chakra collection still ranks as my favourite, because I was mesmerized by the luster of the fabrics and the strength of the couture. But Thuy comes in as a close second because of it’s fun ready-to-wear integrity. Which of the collections we’ve covered here on YLF tickled your fancy the most?