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Andy Thê-Anh Truong

Born in Saigon, 1965

Designer

Since 1988

Andy Thê-Anh Truong. Photo courtesy of Andy Thê-Anh Truong

Andy Thê-Anh Truong, known under the name Andy Thê-Anh, is a Montreal fashion designer who marketed his eponymous brand of women’s ready-to-wear and evening gowns in the 2000s.

His sophisticated, high-end creations were often seen on the red carpet.

However, the designer has spent most of his career working for other brands, creating casual style clothing.

A fashion design graduate of LaSalle College in Montreal, Andy Thê-Anh started his career in the industry as a designer for several companies, such as Raffinati, Irving Samuel and Ma Divine Clémentine, from 1990 to 1996. He then became the head designer for the Parasuco Jeans brand, a position he held from 1996 to 2000. While working these jobs, he was also making a name for himself by creating custom-made outfits for television and the stage, notably for singer and TV host Mitsou Gélinas.

In 2000, Andy Thê-Anh created the POW (Presence of Women) label for the Conrad Group. His collections were sold across Canada and in the United States. Five years later, the designer launched his own label, Andy (by Andy Thê-Anh). This belonged to Athêlia Inc., a company in which the designer was a partner. Two years later, the business changed its name to Andy Thê-Anh Canada Inc.

Boutique interior in Yorkville/Toronto, 2009 © Andy Thê-Anh Truong. Photo courtesy of Andy Thê-Anh Truong

The company’s head office was located at 9850-A, St. Urbain Street in Montreal. Although samples were created in-house, the garments were produced by subcontractors in Montreal and China. The clothing was sold in the company’s two branded stores in Montreal—on De la Montagne Street and in Les Cours Mont-Royal—and two Toronto stores—on Yorkville Avenue and in the Bayview Village Shopping Centre. It was also sold at several Canadian and American retailers, such as Holt Renfrew and Saks Fifth Avenue.

In 2010, Andy Thê-Anh’s company ceased operations and he became the director of design for Lolë, a Montreal clothing brand that makes fashion-forward women’s activewear that can be worn outside the gym. After seven years in the outdoor and yoga market, he worked at Laura Canada for two years.

In May 2018, Andy Thê-Anh was named director of design for the American company, Psycho Bunny, which is based in New York City. This menswear brand offers basics like polo shirts, t-shirts and chino pants, with a focus on quality cuts and materials. Everything is produced in Peru, primarily out of pima cotton.

In May 2019, Addition Elle announced that Andy Thê-Anh was its new Design Director.

Sources

Gélinas, Mitsou. « Les robes et l’ami le plus important de ma vie » Mitsou Magazine, Mitsou Magazine, 2017, http://mitsoumagazine.com/journal/les-robes-et-lami-le-plus-important-de-ma-vie/. External link

Sirois, Marie-Christine. « Entretien avec Andy Thê-Anh, le designer derrière Lolë » Huffpost, Oath Inc., 10 August 2015, https://quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/08/10/entretien-avec-andy-the-anh-le-designer-derriere-lole_n_7966998.html. External link

Publication date

01/10/2004

Author

Dicomode

Editor

Madeleine Goubau, Contributor

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