THAI NGUYEN (Tie-Win): Fashion Designer/Stylist
Inspired by his Vietnamese heritage while working with the flow of the fabrics, Thai Nguyen designs are romantic and ethereal with an Asian twist…
Back in South Vietnam, where Thai was born, his parents owned a private sewing school. Whether it was the influence of his surroundings or not, at the age of nine, Thai learned how to sew and realized he had a passion for fashion. Thai and his family immigrated to America in 1993. Knowing the high stress and demands of the fashion industry, his parents had hopes of him choosing a different career path, but Thai continued to pursue his childhood dream. Thai graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in 2002. Following graduation, he earned the title of associate designer for BCBG Max Azria, which he held through 2004. Since then he has become the Vietnamese-American designer of choice for prominent Vietnamese entertainment production companies such as Thuy Nga (Paris by Night), Asia Entertainment, and Van Son Entertainment. Known for his convertible evening gown creations on the TV show, Thai was a finalist on Bravo’s “Launch My Line.” Thai was also a fashion designer/contributor on RuPauls Drag Race Season 2 and is currently working with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Adrienne Maloof.
In 2008, he and his business partner, Helen Nguyen, established the showroom and storefront, Thai Nguyen Couture, in Orange County, California. The company offers Couture Bridal gowns, evening gowns, cocktail dresses, ao dai (traditional Vietnamese gowns), and a ready-to-wear line. The company takes pride in having all the collections made exclusively in the United States and believes that one should live for FASHION and set the TREND.
LIVE FOR FASHION. SET THE TREND. since 2007