Andy - spring/summer 2010

Andy Thê-Anh keeps his razor-sharp, sophisticated edge on a platform of finishing and understated detail.

With effortless pleats and folds in champagne satin charmeuse, the designer displayed seven elegant dresses at Montreal Fashion Week, perched on a revolving stage. In the same spirit that the great French designer Jean Louis fitted Rita Hayworth perfectly for the film Gilda, Andy’s silhouettes highlighted an hourglass form with bared shoulders, simple detailing and precise cuts.

The second part of the collection showed off his suiting in nude, cobalt blue, turquoise, black and ivory. Borrowing from the luxurious folds of his 40s-inspired eveningwear, suits come with bold collars and formed shoulders to emphasize a small waist. Peek-a-boo pockets in a blue dress remind me of origami, while exposed asymmetrical zippers on a white suit is the collection’s—indeed, the season’s—embodiment of structure and fluidity.


Seow Chin Pua, Fashion Writer
Marek Wlazlo, Photographer