NYFW 16 Nicci Hou Collection fashion show
This is my last post covering NYFW fashion shows. Totally I went to 12 shows but I picked my top 5 to write about. You can read about the elegant Leanne Marshall here, cool street wear from Control Sector here, It Girl collection from Just Drew here, my personal favorite, Denny Wiraman’s high fashion here and now these dramatic haute couture designs from Nicole Houston.
Nicci Hou is a mixture of classic silhouettes and dramatic detailing to create the art of haute couture. The talented designer is Nicole Houston. She was born into a family of master seamstresses so sewing comes very naturally for her from a very young age. As a military family child, she spent most of her life traveling and observing unique cultures around the world. In China we have an old saying, “traveling thousands of miles is better than reading thousands of books”. This experience gave her a world traveler’s insight that shows in her creations.
She launched her own line, Nicci Hou Collection while she was in college. And now she is in her 5th year of designing. She is currently located outside of Atlanta, Georgia. She recently showed in New York’s Fashion Week in September and this past February. Although her’s is a relative newbie company compared to a lot of designers, she already supplies a growing list of celebrity clientele. Some of the famous women who love to dress in her designs are Keke Wyatt, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Chrisette Michele, D. Woods, Toni Braxton, Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada, daughter Shanice, and many more! If you are wondering how she is so lucky to work with all those women? Well, luck has nothing to do with it. When your work is truly outstanding, your customer’s word of mouth endorsements are enough.
Every successful person has a breakthrough story and hers is quite interesting. A very well known photographer, Drexina Nelson, responded to her after she reached out to Drexina. Drexina said she wanted to meet Nicole in person and did a photo shoot. Those were the photos that started her fashion snowball rolling downhill, going faster and getting bigger.
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NYFW 16 Denny Wirawan fashion show
Today we are going back to my coverage of NYFW 16 again to talk about my absolute favorite fashion designer of the trip. I saw totally 12 designers when I was in NYC but I will only feature 5 of them. This is the 4th designer and the fifth and final post will be next Monday. You can read all my previous NYFW 16 posts here, here and here.
This was one of the designers that participated in the Pret A Porter show organized by Fashion Group. His name is Denny Wirawan and he is from Indonesia. I was invited to many shows but only had a very limited time. So I had to do my homework to decide which ones I really wanted to see. I was so excited after I visited his website and couldn’t wait to see this show.
I have to say overall in my time in the Big Apple I saw several hits, but there were also a few misses. Denny Wirawan’s show was a definite hit in my mind. I didn’t see anyone I liked better. The reason why I loved his designs so much? I guess because I was drawn to the Asian influence, with it’s bold and elegant patterns and prints. Uh, hello, I am Chinese after all! When I saw his designs walking down the runway, the first word that came to my mind, was ART. Yes, every single piece in his collection is a work of art. Each piece was carefully crafted with love for tradition and life. When a piece of clothing can hold so many meanings, it easily catches people’s eyes. What do you think? Are you seeing what I’m seeing?
Denny Wirawan may be new to a lot of Americans but he is a big deal in his native Indonesia. Denny has won several prestigious awards in the fashion world. He was a winner and favorite in Lomba Perancang Mode (Indonesian Fashion Designer Competition) held by Femina Group (one of the leading magazines in Indonesia). He earned his latest award from ASEAN Silk Competition in Bangkok, Thailand in 2011. Twice he was nominated as the Indonesian Designer of the Year held by NOKIA & A+ Magazine, and selected as one of the 5 Best Indonesian Fashion Designers by The Jakarta Post, Indonesia.
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