Internationally-acclaimed designer Sue Wong delivered an immersive sensory experience of her “Spring Transcendent” 2013 Collection to a packed-to-capacity audience at LA Live.
The highly anticipated runway show drew LA’s leading fashion, media and entertainment insiders along with some of young Hollywood’s hottest actresses including 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 Chloe Noelle of HBO’s “True Blood.”
A-list 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.”
“I tried to capture that fleeting beauty that exists in the very fibers of both fashion and nature,” said designer Sue Wong, whose collection was inspired by ninetieth century Transcendentalist movement’s reverence of the natural world. Ravishing dresses came down the runway draped to move effortlessly with a woman’s body.
Sensuous in supple fabrics in the warm and vibrant hues of Spring and adorned with couture flourishes including embroidery, hand beadwork and applique, the collection reiterates Sue Wong’s unmatched ability to create wearable elegance.
The entire event was filmed in 3D, in conjunction with the 5th 3DFF, 3D Film, Music and Interactive Festival, and as a subject of the forthcoming documentary “Fashion and Culture in Los Angeles,” directed by Catherine Bauknight.
The film features Sue Wong as among the city’s most iconic and influential creative innovators. “Fashion lives by progress and change. This is an exciting way of engaging modern women while celebrating the kind of Hollywood beauty, magic and transformation that has always been so integral to my designs,” said the designer.
The grandeur of the dresses was complemented by the sleek sophistication of the hair courtesy of Prive Salon and Laurent Dufourg, makeup by Napoleon Perdis and Danielle Hawkes and jewelry by Vilaiwan.
For over two decades Sue Wong has been astonishing fashion aficionados with designs distinguished by the impeccable quality of traditional couture dressmaking. Her designs are suffused with Old Hollywood glamour, steeped in romance and mystery while being utterly modern and accessible to women everywhere.