Saturday, October 10, 2015

Art-Hearts-Fashion LA: Sue Wong Debuts ALCHEMY & MASQUERADE Spring 2016

By Karen Ostlund
Los Angeles designer Sue Wong is known for her couture techniques and glamorous signature style, as well as quality of traditional couture dress making. 
Internationally designer SUE WONG showed the spirit and essence of fashion in a visionary display of seduction on her Spring 2016 runway: Classicism juxtaposed with Avant-Garde edginess.

ALCHEMY & MASQUERADE Spring 2016 Collection opened October 5th, Art Hearts Fashion Week at the grand Taglyan complex in the heart of Hollywood, hypnotizing the audience beyond all expectations. The invitation-only, sold-out (over 1,000 people) standing room only event featured media, press, stylists, fashion editors, celebrities and ambassadorial delegates; as well as Sue's many friends in Art, Music and Entertainment.

Sue Wong w/Prince Waldemar Schaumburg-Lippe(L) and Max Ryan

The show was introduced by British actor Max Ryan of “Sex and the City”. 
The acclaimed designer Wong received double recognition honors: The California State
Assembly presented Sue with a special recognition award in honor of her excellence in
Fashion and the world of Design and extending her vision as lifestyle empowerment and
 awareness across the world. Prince Waldemar and Princess Dr. Antonia Schaumburg-Lippe
presented Sue with a special Lifetime Award Achievement Award.

Prince Mario Schaumburg-Lippe opened up with a enigmatic dance performance,which had him remember his "Broadway days"

 Sue Wong’s Spring 2016 Collection takes her signature bead-work, embroidery couture techniques to never-before-seen heights, delivering a jaw-dropping fashion slipstream of Neo-romanticism, German Gothic underscored by her provocative styling.

Prince Mario Max Schaumburg-Lippe stated that Sue Wong's models presented the artistic, gorgeous qualities of these gowns - epitomizing regal beauty. The  show opened up with a enigmatic dance performance by him.
Prince Waldemar Schaumburg-Lippe described: "Being a German Prince with a 1100 years of Royal lineage, I have never experienced the level of Sue Wong´s artistry and creativity. Sue Wong designs resonate American royalty."
Princess Antonia Schaumburg-Lippe articulated: "As a Princess and author I like fashion that is unique, creative, gorgeous and elegant. Only Sue Wong combines all those attributes in her unique designs."
 Mrs. Alexandrina Doheny (of the legendary Doheny family) exclaimed: "I found Sue Wong’s gowns and fashion show to be beyond fantastic and absolutely divine".
 Opera artist Michael Peer closed the mesmerizing show with his spell-binding performance of “Phantom of the Opera”. 
 Rockers Chris Pitman (Guns N' Roses), Ralph Rieckermann (Scorpions) and many celebrities attended including:
Barbie Blank (E!, WAGS), Ariane Andrew (E! Total Divas), Jasmine Dustin (Being Mary Jane), Briana Evigan (Lead actress in Step Up 2), Vanessa Evigan (Whatever It Takes, Sand Sharks), Claire Buitendorp (E! Total Divas, VH1 #Twinning), Sawn Buitendorp (E! Total Divas, VH1 #Twinning), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood), Heisha Castle-Hughes (Game of Thrones), Alice Amter (Big Bang Theory), Shelley Regner (Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2) and Cody Saintgnue (MTV's Teen Wolf)
Celebrity guest models featured Eugenia Kuzmina, Blanca Blanco and Katie Cleary who walked the SUE WONG runway like iconic Goddesses with a touch of punk, never featured in her shows before.
Opera singer Michael Peer

Headdresses and special sculptural constructions were made by Rocky Gathercole – For the Stars Fashion House. Maritza Regalado, Atzi Designs; What a Betty, Betty Long; and Kicka Custom Design complemented the gowns with spectacular head pieces in a crescendo of beauty and adrenaline.
The dramatic jewelry of Vilaiwan designed by Joe Polthakorn and handbags by Mary Frances, completed the SUE WONG vision.
Every SUE WONG gown is a statement of the dance between Alchemy and Masquerade, a symphony of dark drama and transcending light – as Sue insightfully shares: “The real power and alchemy comes from within one’s true self. Does it wear you, or do you wear it?” This holds true to her Spring 2016 Collection itself – the personification of Fashion, celebrating every woman - from exhilarating cutting edge to classic romantic

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