Thai Nguyen was inspired by classic Vietnamese song "Chiếc Lá Cuối Cùng" (translated as "The Last Falling Leaf") in his 2011 Fall/Winter Collection he showed at Concept L.A. Fashion Week last weekend at the Ace Gallery in mid-Wilshire.
His collection featured romantic, feminine looks in subdued shades of pumpkin, teal, grey, cream, and blush. It was a mix of full-length gowns and shorter styles, all keeping to a soft silhouette.
Thai shared, "With this collection I want to celebrate the elegant body of a woman and bring the message of love in today's world."
Thai Nguyen graduated from FIDM in 2002. He has held positions at BCBG Max Azria and prominent Vietnamese entertainment companies. In 2008, he and his partner, Helen Nguyen, opened their showroom and storefront Thai Nguyen Couture in Westminster, California. Thai was a finalist on Bravo's "Launch My Line" in 2009.