Designers. Thuy Says You CAN Wear White After Labor Day.

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February 15, 2008 • New York Fashion Week Fall '08

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Among the many designers that showed their fall collections in New York last week, Thuy Diep‘s self-named label, pronounced "Twee", truly shined. From the fiery red leather gloves to the mustard yellow skirt to the opaque indigo tights, this collection is simply to die for.  Finding inspiration in imperfection, Diep focused on contrasting elements such as masculine and feminine, opaque and sheer, colors and neutrals, and asymmetrical shapes. The end result screams sophistication and romanticism, which is exactly what the young New York based designer envisioned for her collection.

Considering her many mentions in, among other magazines, Elle, Lucky, WWD, and NYLON (which I ran to my closet, pulled the October issue off the shelf, and flipped through until I found the blurb on her, shocked that I’d initially overlooked it) this girl is going to be around for a long time. Despite her self-described "understated" style, anyone that can pair a chunky camel sweater with a black silk skirt and purple tights (and not look like Mary-Kate Olsen) deserves an overstated applause.

Check out www.thuynewyork.com to learn more about the designer and her work.

—Emilie Furda

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