I don’t know if it was the first night of Fashion Week or the fact that Sue Wong was debuting her Spring/Summer 2016 collection that had everyone’s nerves shot with excitement, but either way I was strapped in for the ride. Boy, was it a ride. Before the first model took place in the spotlight, Sue Wong received a distinguished award presented to her by King & Queen Waldernof, of Denmark. As she so graciously accepted her award, she left with these monumental words, “Life is one big mascaraed”.
And there it was, the start of the Sue Wong show that had everyone high with anticipation. One after the other, dazzling evening gowns flooded the runway. Gowns with sparkling embroidery, floral trims & delicate appliqués. This added not only a hyper-feminine aspect to the collection but also a very elegant one as well. Along with these uniquely crafted gowns, came elaborate headdresses, which had a huge traditional Chinese inspiration.
In terms of styles and cuts, Sue Wong implemented a lot of princess cuts and spaghetti straps for the ultimate girly feel. Short sleeves, cap sleeves and shoulder straps played a huge role in the show. There were several fitted bodices with empire style lines. Sue Wong had a conservative approach however there were definitely a few statement pieces that stretched the realm of Sue Wong Fashion.
Let’s talk color. Sue Wong not only had elegant jewels stitched in the appliqués, she had jewel toned dresses throughout. Royal blue, fuchsia, and turquoise brightened the catwalk, and without a doubt screamed royalty. And of course the major trend in the Sue Wong show was metallic. There was gold and silver everywhere we looked! Whether it was imbedded in the accessories, fabric or headdresses, they were prominent. In conclusion, Sue Wong, is a visionary. A woman whose designs are flourished with sophistication and femininity.
Written by: Adriannah Bryant, The Dia Diaries LA Contributor
Runway photos by: Jeff Linett
Chandia Brennen is a Certified Image Consultant and CEO of ItsGood2bME Fashion Consulting and Image Management based in Los Angeles CA, Chandia has been in the Fashion industry for over four years. She has worked for dozens of publications and holds the title of Senior Fashion Editor in both LA and NY. Chandia is a fashion scout for a Design Agency in NY and Brand Ambassador for HairEverywhere Luxury.