This may only be Susan Woo's third season on her own, but the burgeoning New York designer's sleek, polished lines and dramatically sculpted details belie her youth—she's only 27—and her eponymous label's fledging status.
Woo's Fall/Winter 2010 collection, unveiled on Saturday at Manhattan's Bryant Park Hotel, was a battle royale of earthy solids (dark green, brown, navy blue), obsidians, creams, and blistering scarlets. Suffice to say, the unexpected pops of red ruled the collection—quite apropos considering that it was the eve of both Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year.
Inspired by medieval warfare, Susan Woo punctuated her highly anticipated Fall/Winter 2010 collection with contrasting hues of red, black, and cream that made her architectural pieces appear even more stylized.
It’s only Woo’s third season, but the young designer needs little guidance. Beautifully structured with eco-materials like alpaca wool, organic cotton jersey, silk crepe, and vegetable-tanned leather, Woo’s pieces impart her “sexy female warriors” with comfort, sensuality, practicality, and protection all at once.
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