ThÃ¡i NguyÃªn is known by some as a city in Vietnam,Â the capital of ThÃ¡i NguyÃªn Province, in northeastern Vietnam. To others it is a beautiful line of gowns and the name of a man who recently starred at Bravoâ€™s most recent fashion competition, â€œLaunch My Lineâ€.
We had the chance to view the Fall 2011 presentation last Saturday at the ACE Gallery.Â The young designer began his career as a denim designer for BCBG andÂ is known for his elegant gowns, structured and tailored looks.
The designer quotes about his line “The fall collection is all silk and flowy, very romantic, not so body conscious. Itâ€™s very chic elegant, the way I want to see women dressed. I suppose it has influences from New York and Europe, as well as Asia a bit. Sophisticated, but young and innocent at the same time. I could see Anne Hathaway or Carey Mulligan wearing these clothes. The color palette is black, navy, nude, grey, lavender and orchid â€“ that Sandra bullock at the Golden Globes orchid. The fabrics are a mixture of silks from chiffon to organza â€“ very romantic. The shape is straight down, not body-hugging like Dolce & Gabbana. Itâ€™s not a super sexy look â€“ itâ€™s more chic and lovely. And itâ€™s drapey, with an unconverntional drape.” – Fashion Rules
Check out his collections: http://www.thainguyencouture.com/