Designer Discussion: Sue Wong Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

Sue Wong with Model Ashley Sue Wong with Model Ashley
Sue Wong with Model Ashley Sue Wong with Model Ashley
Sue Wong with Model Ashley Sue Wong with Model Ashley
Sue Wong S/S 2011 White Dress Sue Wong S/S 2011 White Dress
Sue Wong S/S 2011 Black and White Dress Sue Wong S/S 2011 Black and White Dress
Sue Wong S/S 2011 Black and White Dress Sue Wong S/S 2011 Black and White Dress
Sue Wong S/S 2011 Longer Gowns Sue Wong S/S 2011 Longer Gowns
Sue Wong S/S 2011 Longer Gowns Sue Wong S/S 2011 Longer Gowns
Sue Wong S/S 2011 Gold & Green Dresses Sue Wong S/S 2011 Gold & Green Dresses
Sue Wong S/S 2011 Gold & Green Dresses Sue Wong S/S 2011 Gold & Green Dresses
Sue Wong S/S 2011 Gold & Green Dresses Sue Wong S/S 2011 Gold & Green Dresses
Sue Wong S/S 2011 Short Strapless Ivory Dress Sue Wong S/S 2011 Short Strapless Ivory Dress
Sue Wong S/S 2011 Short Strapless Ivory Dress Sue Wong S/S 2011 Short Strapless Ivory Dress
Sue Wong S/S 2011 Black Dress Sue Wong S/S 2011 Black Dress
Sue Wong S/S 2011 Black Dress Sue Wong S/S 2011 Black Dress
Sue Wong S/S 2011 Black Dress Sue Wong S/S 2011 Black Dress

Dear Pennies,

Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of seeing New York based designer, Sue Wong ‘s Spring/Summer 2011 couture collection for a press preview she held in her showroom in Midtown. The collection consisted of dresses only but in varying lengths. The colors varied from soft pink, to blue, to white, to green, to gold, and of course black. The collection was stunning and each gown is made completely by hand. I can only imagine the amount of time and energy that is put into one gown. I believe Sue told me it takes about five days to do one dress.

Sue Wong S/S 2011 Gold & Green Dresses

Sue Wong S/S 2011 Black Dress

Sue Wong S/S 2011 Short Strapless Ivory Dress

When I spoke to Sue about the collection, she said she was inspired by the “screen sirens” of the 1930s and 1940s. For those unfamiliar with the era, let me tell you it was truly the Golden Age of Hollywood. The actresses Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo were considered to be the first modern women and they were clearly the inspiration for Sue’s collection. Every dress had a nostalgic yet modern feel to it. They reminded me of the past but I could see any one of those dresses being worn by modern women. In fact, I remember remarking to  Maggie (of the Public relations company Loving + Company who represents Sue) that my best friend would love to own one.

Sue Wong S/S 2011 Longer Gowns

Sue Wong S/S 2011 Black and White Dress

Sue Wong S/S 2011 White Dress

And honestly, that is very possible. Why? Because of the price points of the dresses. The shorter dresses are about $425 while the longer dresses are $825. Now this may still sound expensive to some, but, for a hand sewn couture gown, those prices are unbelievable. So not only is Sue designing beautiful dresses but she’s making her designs accessible to more women. So, where can you find Sue’s dresses? They are available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom, also the dresses are being sold on online at the previously mentioned stores.

Sue Wong with Model Ashley

In essence, make sure you check out Sue Wong! She has been designing for 43 years, and she is making wearable art. For Spring/Summer 2011, Sue was inspired by the uncut, undeterred, frank sensuality and sexuality of the women before her. Sue then turned this inspiration into a captivating collection of couture gowns for the modern feminine woman who will no doubt begin to embody those same characteristics when putting on one of Sue’s gowns.

And there it is. The Fashion and Style of the Pen…de la Pen.

For More Information on Sue Wong Check Out Her Website:

http://www.suewong.com/public/index.htm

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