|Dutch-Vietnamese designer Xuan-Thu Nguyen (R)
The appearance of the Xuan label will benefit the show offering a great deal of media exposure and a big boost to the other attending highly diverse couturiers comprising both well-established and emerging designers.
The Dutch designer of Vietnamese origin has settled in Paris. She is a graduate of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute and first arrived in the French capital in 2005. In July 2008, she began showing her haute couture collections at Paris Fashion Week.
Her Xuan label has a broad scope including ready-to-wear apparel. Her style is distinctive for its contemporary cuts infused with a touch of poetry, blending geometrical shapes and dainty details such as hand-made embroidery.