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new york fashion week highlights : cheng-huai chuang

Cheng-Huai Chuang 2010 Fall & Winter Collection

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This recent Parsons School of Fashion Design graduate and exclusive designer for Drag Diva Sherry Vine showed his debut collection for Fall/Winter at New York Fashion Week. As a flamenco dancer performed before the show, the inspiration of Spanish bullfighters echoed throughout the runway designs. The elegant ready-to-wear collection showed pieces ranging from red carpet gowns to wearable day blouses and jackets. Chuang’s mostly black collection was highlighted by splashes of color with a fuchsia structured bodice top, red embroidered bias-cut jacket, burgundy velvet cropped pant, and classic red dress paired with season-specific opera length, black leather gloves. The debut collection, involved lots of lush materials; lambskin, lace, satin, and multi-colored wool, all tailored into form-fitting pants, flowing gowns, and structured jackets.

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The overall feeling of the collection leaves you with an image of modern elegance for the empowered women, making bold statements with the right touch of femininity. Cheng-Huai Chuang came a long way from Taipei, Taiwan dressing mannequins in his parents’ store and I believe we’ll be seeing a lot more from this up and coming designer.

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photos : Steve Prue

– Meagan

Meagan Hendrickson
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