Posted Oct 23, 2010 in About Last Night, Fashion, For Her | 0 Comments

LG Fashion Week Day 5- DUY

Montreal based fashion designer Duy Ngyuen presented his spring summer 2011 collection for DUY this past Friday at Heritage court.

Inspired by the film The English Patient, DUY paid homage to the finer tastes of the 1940s. Delicate silks and sheer cottons spoke to the luxury of the times, and the colour palette of soft yellows and pinks, navy, white, and sand tones was an obvious homage to the classy costumes seen in the film. The gorgeous khaki coloured silk trench dress was a wonderful twist on a 1940s staple style, but maintained current with a fitted form and on-trend messy bun.

Although the collection contained structural contrasts, with flowing romantic looks followed by sharp angular styles, the collection was cohesive and strong. The designer proved to be very detail oriented, paying attention to buttons, belting and pockets. This emphasized the overall elegance of the line, as the fabrics ranged from black and white feathers to metallic satins. By juxtaposing hard tailored blazers to floating, feather emebllished dresses, DUY evokes a “classically modern” aesthetic that alludes to the past, whilst offering up fresh looks for S/S 2011.

The collection as a whole spoke to the modern career woman, noteably the crisp, collarless short sleeve button up, seen in both black and white. The sheer button up, shown in black as well as a lovely cappuccino hue, was a personal favourite – the floor length train added a suprise element of sexiness. DUY described the collection to be in itself a “complete wardrobe”, and complete it was, as the looks are easily transferrable from runway to real world, and flattering for girls of all shapes and ages. Overall, it seems that DUY has successfully captured the essential element of marketability for his growing brand.

Written by: Stephanie Brownlow

Photos by: Brendan Zwelling. Check out more of his work here!

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