New York Fashion Week Spring ’10. Unzipped: Thuy’s Subtly Sexy

September 13, 2009 • New York Fashion Week Spring '10

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Summary: Do a double-take. Thuy's clothes are lovely at first glance: well-cut, evoking the strong glamor of the 30s and 40s. But upon closer inspection you see cut-out backs and zippers that create a sexy edge, a perspective often visible only when the wearer is walking away. Zippered details were occasionally startling but not unattractive. Some created a hard line down the center of the back or an asymmetrical flourish on the front, but my favorite was seeing them used as straps, turning a utilitarian feature into a punk-y accessory–an excellent juxtaposition to seemingly conservative clothing. Coats and dresses were particularly strong, with geometrically cut-out backs that made them intriguingly provocative rather than aggressively sexy. A muted color palette let Thuy's creativity shine.

Color Palette: silver, chartreuse, pale blue, purple, peach, coral

Fabrics & Textures: Silk, knit, zippers, crystal embellishments

Key Looks:
Trench coat, Inside-out dress, Open back zip dress, Biker-style crop jacket

—Becky Ellis

Photos: WWD

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