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Technicolor Colour and beading, as filmed in three dimensions

Close encounters of the transcendent kind

For spring 2013, Los Angeles-based designer Sue Wong pushes her signature style into a new dimension, replacing elaborate beading with intricate tailoring
by Elyse Glickman and Elva Zevallos

 

 

For several seasons, Sue Wong (no doubt drawing from the richness of Los Angeles’ cultural diversity) found her niche through a signature style for her evening gowns and cocktail dresses defined by global themes, embroidery, and elaborate beading. Though you could still find her trade-mark beadwork floating down the runway on the models, it was clear she reinvented her signature by replacing some of that bling with tone-on-tone dresses, and Technicolor hues with more neutral, lifelike shades.

The sculptural dresses’ workmanship was further enhanced by simple updos courtesy of Privé Salon and Laurent Dufroug, make-up by Napoleon Perdis and Danielle Hawkes, and jewellery by Vilaiwan. Precision ruffles, back-strap treatments, pleats and folds forming abstract patterns, may have replaced sparkling flower motifs, but the impact was dramatic. It was only fitting, therefore, that the entire show was filmed in 3D, enhancing what Wong wanted to communicate visually.

The show, staged at the Conga Room at LA Live, was presented in conjunction with the 5th 3DFF, the fifth Three-Dimensional Film, Music and Interactive Festival. It is intended to be included in forthcoming documentary, Fashion and Culture in Los Angeles, directed by Catherine Bauknight. Viewing this presentation of Sue Wong, especially played back in a 3D format, is to see a celebration of the female form. Her spring 2013 collection displayed an artistry of cut and silhouette that not only fits the form of a woman, but pays homage to it.

‘I tried to capture that fleeting beauty that exists in the very fibres of both fashion and nature,’ said Wong, whose new collection was inspired by the nineteenth-century Transcendentalist movement’s reverence of the natural world. Actor Thomas Jane, of HBO’s Hung, introduced the show stating, ‘Tonight, nature and design come alive in gowns that invoke the beauty and magic of spring’s transcendent dawning.’

Other celebrities enlightened with Wong’s fresh spring collection included Jadin Gould of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, Meital Dohan of Showtime’s Weeds, Jen Lilley and Lindsey Morgan of ABC’s General Hospital, Kearran Giovanni of TNT’s Major Crimes, and Chloë Noëlle of HBO’s True Blood. •

 

For more on Sue Wong, visit www.suewong.com.

 


Though you could still find her trade-mark beadwork floating down the runway on the models, it was clear she reinvented her signature by replacing some of that bling with tone-on-tone dresses, and Technicolor hues with more neutral, lifelike shades

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Elyse Glickman is US west coast editor for Lucire. Elva Zevallos is a correspondent for Lucire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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