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Duy

Designer

Since 2001

Fall 2012 Collection (detail) © Shayne Laverdiere. Photo courtesy of Duy Nguyen

Born in Vietnam, Duy Nguyen is a Montreal-based fashion designer. A Lasalle College graduate in fashion design, he began his career working for various Canadian brands, including Maison Marie Saint Pierre, before launching his own label under the name DUY.

His hand-crafted high-end collections emphasize luxury fabrics and materials like cashmere, lace and feathers.

The pieces—primarily evening wear—can be custom-ordered from his St. Lawrence Boulevard studio. The designer also creates capsule collections for pop-up shops, as well as pieces for a young affordable streetwear line called DUYOORRR, a playful take on the names DUY and Dior. In addition, Duy Nguyen works with various fashion houses on one-off projects.

Sources

duycollection.com External link

Paskevics, Emily. “Montreal Fashion Designers You Need to Know” Culture Trip, The Culture Trip Ltd., 17 May 2017, https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/canada/articles/montreal-fashion-designers-you-need-to-know/. External link

“Toronto Fashion Week: Montreal’s Duy Nguyen wins top emerging designer award.” The National Post, Postmedia Network Inc., 24 October 2012, http://nationalpost.com/life/fashion-beauty/toronto-fashion-week-montreals-duy-nguyen-wins-top-emerging-designer-award. External link

Publication date

01/02/2019

Author

Madeleine Goubau, Contributor

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