Taking a picture is the easy way of capturing a collection, said Xuan-Thu Nguyen. So she commissioned six different artists to interpret looks from her collection, producing paintings, which served as a runway backdrop for many of her tropes, such as marabou jackets, ruffled gowns and puffball dress made of clusters of chiffon flowers. Models also sported face pieces created by French makeup artist and wigmaker Muriel Nisse.

WWD Critique: The designer stuck to last season’s guns and offered up what she felt like doing, but the collection didn’t push any envelopes.

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