Sue Wong "Fairies and Sirens" Spring / Summer 2015 Collection - Front Row Fashion Review

“ Beauty. Magic. Transformation.” ~ Sue Wong

 

Internationally renowned designer SUE WONG wowed Angelinos and her overseas guests with her seductive and sensual rock opera fashion show "Fairies & Sirens" featuring her Spring and Summer 2015 Collection and opening Style Fashion Week during LA Fashion Week at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

The legendary fashion designer, Sue Wong, for the very first time joined Style Fashion Week’s 9th season to showcase her “Fairies and Sirens” Spring / Summer Collection. She usually exhibits her own fashion shows during LA Fashion Week, like her previous collections which I had the pleasure of attending and viewing “Edwardian Romance”, "Jazz Babies”, "Spring Transcendent” and “Autumn Sonata”.

This season Sue Wong has mesmerized her audience with her unforgettable magical creations in the heart of downtown, the fashion district. “I’m excited that we are opening Style Fashion Week with Sue’s beautiful designs. It’s been such an adventure and truly a journey to get to this point. We have been wanting to work with her for the past four years." remarked Veronica Kerzner, the founder and president of Style Fashion Week. Although, there was a last minute venue change from L.A. Live’s event deck to The Reef which raised many questions, the results couldn’t have been any better.

 

                Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

 

The VISIONARY award winner from Asia Society, fashion designer Sue Wong, has impeccably styled countless talented women for the past two decades from all over the world and Hollywood celebrities including Taylor Swift, Jessica Biel, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Kelly Osbourne, Anne Hathaway, Minnie Driver and Megan HiltySue Wong is best known for her dress designs with a contemporary twist based on “Old Hollywood Glam” style with her interpretations from romantic era such as Weimar Berlin, 1930’s Shangai and Hollywood Golden Era. Her collection is available in some 27 countries including major department stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom.

The invitation-only, sold-out (900 capacity) event rolled out the red carpet to welcome the arrival of fashion stylists, fashion editors, celebrities, ambassadorial delegates and even royal family members. Some of Sue's guest attendees in Music and Entertainment include Miss J. Alexander and Katie Cleary “America's Next Top Model”, Sadie Robertson “Dancing With The Stars”, Maitland Ward Boy Meets World”, Aria Johnson “Beverly Hills Pawn”  and as for the royal family members Countess Michelle Czernin von Chudenitzand and her royal highness, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark.

 

Gary Hwand, Angel Huang, Mary Antonovitch, Sue Wong, Christina Antonovitch, Lisa and Robert Sun

Master Romia Shrestha, David Navarro, Sue Wong, Katie Clearly

Marina BerBeryan and Aria Johnson

 

The spectacular, high-energy, high-profile and much anticipated fashion show commenced with a warm welcome from Veronica Kerzener. Thereupon, the Chinese-born American fashion designer, Sue Wong, was honored with the prestigious Tiffany Lifetime Achievement Award for enduring excellence in fashion design, presented to her by rocker Dave Navarro and charming actor Vincent De Paul.  

 

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Sue Wong “Fairies and Sirens “ Spring / Summer Collection included eight themed groupings and 76-look show where Fairies and Sirens came out to play in full force and transformed Sue Wong’s magical designs to a reality on the runway of Style Fashion Week. The 30-minute Spring/Summer Collection not only highlights the contrast between light and dark but is also inspired by the dual archetypes of the poetic, ethereal, and magical fairy and the vampish siren. According to the Greek Mythology, Sirens are fallen fairies who bewitch those who encounter their beauty and seduce them back to the depths from which they have been damned. Most of the pieces that came down the catwalk were an extension of Sue’s signature style -- strapless Art Deco couture gowns with impeccable workmanship. The exquisite collection ranged from silky sheaths and lace to multitiered organza capes.

               Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

 

               Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

               Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

 

               Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

               Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

               Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

               Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

               Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

               Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

               Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

 

               Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

                Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

 

                Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

                 Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

 

                 Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

 

Sue Wong is definitely a risk-taking designer who is not afraid to use colors. The color palette from the collection included soft hues of pinks, creams and whites to vibrant greens, blues, lavender and tangerines resembling the mythical and angelic creatures, Fairies, while the darker pieces were also combined representing the mysterious Sirens from the Underworld.   Many looks in the show were accessorized by equally exquisite headdresses and crowns, ranging in size from low-profile tiaras to feather fascinators to extravagant horns with final touch of flowers. The headpieces during the show were designed by Sue Wong, Miss G Designs, Fiori Couture and Kicka Custom Design and the elegant beckoned jewelry was from Vilaiwan designed by talented second generation Joe Polthakorn.  

 

                   Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

 

                   Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

 

                  Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

                  Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

Lastly, I would like to highlight and give a round of applause to amazing Josh Homann, (Sue Wong’s son) for his delightful traditional gesture where he always congratulates his lovely mother with a spectacular bouquet of flowers and an encouraging smile at each of her grand finale shows --Bravo!

 

                   Photo Credit: Anthony Diep

 

The Queen of details creates limitless beauty. “The alchemy of beauty is magical and the magic has the ability to transform. I would like to think that when a woman puts on a Sue Wong, she is magically transformed and connected to her ultimate divine goddess,” remarks Sue Wong. As a celebrity fashion stylist, I would absolutely love to see Hollywood beauties like Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Sharon Stone channel their inner Goddess and grace their next red carpet event in Sue Wong gowns.

Numerous celebrities and royals including myself showed their support by wearing a Sue Wong gown. As for me, I showed off my style credentials in a romantic red-blue dress portraying Sue Wong’s eminent “Glamour Goddess” whilst streamlining the retro-meets-modern  “Hollywood Glam” look whcih undeniably fit my traditional nature; bequeathing in a style that not only made me feel utterly feminine, glamorous, confident but also a “Hollywood Goddess”. Styling hair with wavy curls and matching red lips was uniquely elegant yet subtle statement of glamour for a hair style appropriate for attendance at one of the most prestige fashion shows Los Angeles has ever seen!

 

Marina BerBeryan

Marina BerBeryan

 

“Beauty is what I create and it’s visceral experience it becomes an alchemist that procures magic and in so doing, it guarantees transformation.” added Sue Wong.  As Sue Wong says “Every woman is both a fairy and a siren.” Which one are you? Please comment below.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Anthony Diep; Angelo PalazzoFaith TackettSam Fu, & Troy Tackett

 

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