Thuy Diep is a Vietnamese fashion designer. She was raised in a family of tailors that moved to the United States when she was little. After graduating from high school, she went to Brown University (where the professors shaped her way of thinking and approaching things in life) to extend her education. Business consulting was her area of specializing and she began working as a consultant as soon as she graduated. However, she soon realized that her true passion-designing was too strong to ignore. She, herself, says that her one and only passion was fashion designing and it was a question of courage whether she will pursue such a career or not. Diep also remembers zoning out during business meetings and thinking about how to dress the women that were there and not about the work.
After leaving her business consultant position at “Pricewaterhouse”, Thuystarted attending Parsons School of Design. She later began working with some very popular names in the fashion industry like Carolina Herrera and Zac Posen. She also cooperated with a New York based Parisian atelier and United Bamboo. When she gathered enough confidence and experience the young designer decided to launch her own label, she named it THUY.
Aside from designing ThuyDiep has a passion for travelling and writing and imagines herself travelling the world one day and writing about it simultaneously. Designing however is will be her main occupation according to her own words.
Some of the people that inspire the Vietnamese talent are Kate Blanchett, Joan of Arc and Charlotte Gainsbourg. She also admires some colleagues of hers like: Yohji Yamamoto (for his unconcentional expression of femininity), Balenciaga (for his bold forms) and Margiela (for the construction/deconstruction method ).