Runway | Thursday, October 13
I grew up in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with a childhood dream of becoming a major fashion designer. I was part of a small group of advanced level students that were awarded the opportunity to study abroad in the United States, and at the age of 15 I arrived in America ready to pursue my dreams as a designer. I devoted all of my free time to studying every aspect of fashion design, and through lots of practice, I taught myself how to sew.
The biggest challenge for me was trying to start my company while keeping up with my studies as a full time student, but I was determined. During 2013, I picked up several commissions throughout the year, and I was nominated for the 2013 F.A.C.E. awards, and I won! I made the cover of AbOut Magazine and finished my first couture line. I had the honor of showing my designs in Austin, and Dallas, fashion week 2014, and as a result I was featured in Dallas Fab Magazine. In December 2014, I graduated from the University of Houston with my degree in international business and was ready to take the next step with Mysterious by NPN.
Having already shown in 2015 at Houston Artopia, Austin Fashion Week, New York Fashion week, and debuting our SS 2016 VOI collection at Fashion X Dallas, 2016 has brought exciting opportunities for the company and it’s not over yet! So much has changed in my life, and I have so much to be grateful for. This is just the beginning.