Alice M. Huynh is not just a great and funny person that also loves Sailor Moon and movies by Hayao Miyazaki like I do. She also is an exciting newcomer designer with a great passion for black clothes. Alice only wears black. It really surprised me how she was able to invent herself new on every single day of our Fuerteventura trip.
Once the blogger girls and me found out she brought a big chunk of her collection to our trip, we were really happy and were honored when she asked us if we wanna take photos wearing her collection "Fresh off the Boat".
The name "Fresh off the Boat" doesn't implicate the latest pirate-adventure. It's about her own, personal story and the time her parents left Vietnam in the middle of the war as refugees.
What I really like about her collection is the very clear, minimalistic line, while still showing the influence of her parents' Asian background. Heavy fabrics are combined with silky, flowing materials. Additional applications on the clothes feel like cherry blossoms, while oversized sleaves almost seem like they're dancing with the wind. The dark color gives her fashion a timeless touch, and – at the time – is a protest against trends and fast fashion. The deep black seems like it's a symbol for the shadows of her past that remind Alice and her parents of the hard times they left behind. It also inspired the bavarian-native for her final bachelor collection of her fashion design studies.
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