Monday, October 1, 2012

Fashionista Dreams in Style, Designer Article Series, Part 10

Knowing who you are and how you feel is clearly portrayed in one’s fashion choices.  Designers exist to feed the world with their love of creation.  This article series is being written to allow you a sneak peek into the lives of some of designers that are part of the 2012 Phoenix Fashion Week.  The interviews comprise of candid discussions and questions asked of the designers and my interpretation of their answers.   The write-up will be a summary of the conversation.
ENVY by Khanh began his journey into fashion because he wanted to see his sketches come to life.  This was his dream and his family and friends have encouraged him along the way.  Khanh has always loved to draw and he majored in drawing and painting in school at ASU.  He embodies the vision of a true fashion designer in that he really designs the clothes and allows others the opportunity to actually bring them to fruition and make the clothes he had sketched.  He realizes where his gift and talents are and through that has aligned with expert seamstresses and tailors that he trusts to make the creations from his ideas and drawings.  Even though he does not sew his designs himself, he learned the key elements to help him design better in addition he developed a strong understanding of placement and accessorizing which helps in finishing the creations.
ENVY by Khanh is known for the geometric look and asymmetry in many of his designs.  Khanh has a specific method he uses to balance his designs especially as it relates to colors.  If the designs are complicated and bold, then he uses dark colors and usually no more than one color.  If the designs are simple then more colors and contrasting colors are used as the focal point.  ENVY by Khanh uses high quality fabric that is comfortable and has a higher price point.  His specific fabric content blend is 60% polyester and 40% cotton which allows his designs to be elegant and all machine washable and even wrinkle-free.  Khanh is working to make the apparel easier to care for and a staple for every woman to have. 
  ENVY by Khanh wants to convey the message through the clothing line that women should have and be bold, elegant and sophisticated and they should stand out when clothed with his designs.  They should feel comfortable with the flexible and tailored designs to have a figure flattering feeling with the form fitting clothing that makes them feel good about themselves.  In the future ENVY is planning to develop a men’s clothing line.   Khanh plans to distribute worldwide and also in small boutiques.   There are many more exciting ideas and concepts that will be introduced by ENVY in 2013 and beyond.  As we enter Phoenix Fashion Week 2012, Khanh plans to be explosive on the runway and make everyone ENVY!!!

Twitter:  @ENVYbyKhanh

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