Feb 13, 2018
New York, NY, February 13th, 2018 – New York based womenswear label, Vivienne Hu, is pleased to unveil the latest collection for Autumn / Winter 2018 with a runway show held on Tuesday, February 13th at Spring Studios in Tribeca for New York Fashion Week. For the first time since the brand launched in 2012, Creative Director Vivienne Hu looked to her Chinese heritage, particularly the historic DunHuang Mogao Grottoes, for inspiration when creating this latest, vibrant offering.
Known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes, the Mogao caves sit at a cultural and religious crossroads on the Silk Road in Gansu, China. The Vivienne Hu design team took a trip to this rich, historical site in the summer of 2017 to take in the incomparable Buddhist art spanning a period of over 1,654 years. The colors, textures and overall mood of the caves paved the way for the development of the Vivienne Hu Autumn / Winter 2018 offering, which offers up an array of styles in rich ambers, greens, indigos and cinnabar tones.
Featuring art that combines Central Asian, Indian and Chinese motifs within any singular Mogao cave, the Vivienne Hu design team sought to capture the feeling created by the caves’ unique, mystical art. Inspired by the dance-like fluttering images within these caves that illustrate saintly creatures in flight, the Fall/Winter 2018 offering is a synthesis of supple materials that interplay with each other to create a continuous feeling of movement. Expertly layered silk garments, distinctly cut knits, and tailored wool outer layers are juxtaposed with ultra-soft faux furs and topped with elegant embroidery to help bring a feeling of Chinese antiquity to life while seamlessly fusing the historical with the modern.
As part of this runway presentation, Vivienne Hu is also pleased to unveil an exciting new collaboration with Tencent Co. on a high tech, stylish yet sporty, Qzone sneaker release via the brand’s VHNY label – a more streetwear focused collection by the designer . A further exploration into the bridge between Eastern tradition and modern living, the VHNY x Qzone sneaker was created to be a functional work of modern art, which further embodies the deep values of Eastern culture as seen through the sculptures and wall illustrations inside the Mogao caves.
Featuring a pattern reminiscent of Chinese cloud artistry atop technologically savvy materials which light up in an array of colors (including deep red, blue, green, purple, white and amber) by an advanced tech fiber inside the shoe, the sneakers were created to represent a physical “path to enlightenment” wherever the wearer goes. The ultralightweight fabrication and clean lines capture the signature Mogao feeling of flight, each time the wearer is in motion. In addition to an array of light up color options to choose from when wearing the style, the shoes also offer options for color display to “light the way,” ranging from blinking lights to consistent deep colors. Available in a clean white or sleek black base, this collaborative sneaker is a modern interpretation of Eastern tradition for the 21st century shopper.
The VHNY x Tencent Qzone sneaker is the first collaboration for the brand with global leader Tencent Co. (the eighth largest company in the world) and Qzone, the company’s popular social media platform in China, which is used by more than 600 million people.
Vivienne Hu’s Runway show was attended by many important celebrities and industry insiders, all of which raved about the designs. This was her seventh runway show at NYFW.
In attendance was Hollywood favorite Whoopi Goldberg and her granddaughter Jerzey Dean, who came along with fashion investor Gary Wassner and nightlife king Rocco Ancorola. Some other celebrites at the show included: Miss Universe and Miss USA, reality personalities the Clermont Twins & Tommie Lee, the Kaplan twins, singer-songwriter Paloma Ford, actress India de Beaufort, popstar Ashlee Keating, Christian Combs & Breah Hicks and YouTube influencer Eva Gutowski. Many of the celebrities and influencers wore Vivienne Hu to the show.
September 10, 2017
Vivienne debuted her newest line of Accessories at NYFW. This was her first time doing accessories. The line includes handbags, shoes and sunglasses.
Vivienne Hu Spring/Summer 2018 New York Fashion Week Runway took place at Skylight Clarkson Sq, Tribeca on September 10th at 6PM, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer/Getty Images for Vivienne Hu)
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VIVIENNE HU WILL SHOWCASE HER SPRING / SUMMER 2018 COLLECTION AT NYFW: THE SHOWS. SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2017. GALLERY III AT SKYLIGHT CLARKSON SQ.
THIS COLLECTION FOUND INSPIRATION IN ONE OF OUR WORLDS MOST ANCIENT CITIES – AMMAN, JORDAN. THE BRIGHT COLORS AND DYNAMIC ARCHITECTURE REALLY CAPTURED THE DESIGNER’S ATTENTION.
VIVIENNE SAID OF THE COLLECTION, “I WAS VERY DRAWN TO AMMAN’S URBAN LANDSCAPE. IN A PLACE WHERE ANCIENT RUINS STAND ALONGSIDE MODERN CREATIONS, IT REMINDS US OF THE HUMAN CAPACITY TO CONTINUALLY MOVE FORWARD. THIS COLLECTION CELEBRATES HARMONY AMIDST CHANGE.”
WHERE THE OLD MEETS THE NEW, THIS COLLECTION FOCUSES ON CLASSIC SILHOUETTES, EXECUTED IN UNEXPECTED FABRICS AND SUBTLE DETAILS.
SPRING / SUMMER 2018 ECHOS A RESPECT FOR THE PAST, WITH BOTH EYES ON THE FUTURE.
Vivienne Hu opens her new store in Shanghai at HKRI Taikoo Hui Shopping Center, a high end shopping center in eastern China featuring many luxurious brands like Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari, Cartier, Dior, Hermes, Chanel, Prada, Tiffany & Co etc.
As HKRI’s flagship project in Mainland China, HKRI Taikoo Hui is a large-scale mixed-use facility located at the prestigious Nanjing Road (West) Central Business District in Jingan District, Shanghai. With its prime location, easy access to transportation infrastructure, unparalleled connectivity, groundbreaking design and quality, HKRI Taikoo Hui is home to a large number of multinational tenants and will become a new lifestyle destination and premium business location in Shanghai.
Vivienne Hu is pleased to partner up with HKRI Taikoo Hui for her expansion into China’s highend fashion market.
Vivienne Hu collection is now available in Mayfair London and Online at Wolf and Badge, a global online marketplace for independent brands.
Vivienne Hu is among the latest 40 labels that have been introduced into Wolf and Badge’s portfolio.
March 19, 2017
ESPN anchor host Lindsay Czarniak liked Vivienne Hu down jacket! Look how fabulous she looks!
March 15, 2017
Xinhua News Agency, the news agency with the primary coverage in Chinese and also with the largest number of readers worldwide, published a featured designer interview article with Vivienne Hu. In this interview Vivienne walked through her fashion brand’s development, as well as her views, as a designer who has presented her collections six times in NYFW, regarding the latest trend in connection with the rising of many new fashion designers with the Asian origin, especially their appearance in major international fashion weeks like NYFW. The article has been viewed by 3 million readers in just a few days after its release online and can be found here.
February 27, 2017
Hollywood star Angie Everhart spotted dressed in Vivienne Hu Gown on Oscar Red Carpet and Night of 100 Stars Oscar Party.
February 12, 2017
Vivienne Hu unveiled her Fall/Winter 2017 collection on Sunday, February 12 at her NYFW Runway show in Gallery II at Skylight Clarkson Sq. This season’s collection was
inspired by the architecture and lifestyle of Manhattan, embodying the tough albeit welcoming city life.
With a strong show opening performance by recording Artist, Aubrie Sellers, the runway show featured captivating looks centered on bold construction lines and elegant, flattering cuts. This sixth NYFW collection further promoted the Vivienne Hu brand ethos of owning who you are.
Vivienne said of this collection, “I want this collection to epitomize the strength, individuality, and determination worn by a strong New Yorker as she rushes to meet her next challenge.”
Several familiar faces were in attendance: Gary Wassner (CEO, Hilldun; Project Runway – Startup), Ashleigh Murray (CW’s Riverdale), Mel Harris (Hulu’s Shut Eye), Lexi Lawson (Lead
Actress, Broadway’s Hamilton), Clara Lee (Actress), Malea Rose (Actress), Kathrine Herzer (Actress, CBS’ Madam Secretary), Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (NBC’s The Apprentice), Pearl Thusi (Actress, ABC’s Quantico), Tracy Ifeachor (Actress, ABC’s Quantico), Danielle Campbell (Actress), Eden Sassoon (RHOBH), Kristen Taekman (RHONY), Stassi Schroeder (Vanderpump Rules), Kayla Brianna (Recording Artist), ESPN’s Lindsay Czarniak, and Youtube and Instagram sensations, The McClure Twins.
Feb 12, 2017
Vivienne Hu Fall/Winter 2016 New York Fashion Week Runway took place at Skylight Clarkson Sq, Tribeca on Feb 12th at 6PM.12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Vivienne Hu)
Nov 2nd, 2016
At the invitation of the instructor Jeff Madoff at Parsons the New School for Design, designer Vivienne Hu, along with designer Alex Vinash, is pleased to serve as a guest speaker for the popular course “Creative Careers”. The seminar exposes students to entrepreneurs and other creatives and has had a great roster of professionals this year, including designers, brand managers, retailers, creative directors and tech startup founders, such as CEO of AMC Networks Josh Sapan and Chief Marketing Officer for Ebay, Richelle Parham.
The seminar is of Q&A format and Vivienne shared her insights on wide range of topics from her own entrepreneur experience right after graduating from Parsons including: career/education before launching the label, the realities of entrepreneurship, the design aesthetic, funding the venture, the target consumer, the wholesale distribution strategy, the marketing strategy.
“From the feedback I’ve already seen, you both are a wonderful impact.”Jeff communicated to Vivienne and Alex after the class. “Parsons is always like my second home, I’m proud of any contribution to our school. ” Vivienne replied to Jeff.
September 11th, 2016
Vivienne Hu Spring/Summer 2017 New York Fashion Week Runway took place at ArtBeam, Chelsea on September 11th,2016 at 6PM.
Aug 26, 2016
In Vivienne Hu Fall/Winter 2016 collection dresses, Tony Award winner Nikki M. James, who played a lawyer on The Good Wife and a doctor on BrainDead, both award-winning series, has recently taken an interview with Broadway Style Guide talking about her sense of fashion and her latest.
“I’m surrounded by powerful women—those are the only kind of women I like!” “I like to feel confident and comfortable.” That sure is the image Vivienne Hu strives to create for her clients through her designs, well demonstrated by the images Nikki has posed/created for the BSG interview.
See the interview article here.
Check out Vivienne Hu Fall/Winter 2016 Collection here.
Aug 15, 2016
Vivienne Hu launched her new store on the trendy Mercer Street Corridor in Soho, surrounded by the top luxurious labels like Dolce & Gabbana, Tory Burch, Balenciaga, Vera Wang, Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, Derek Lim, Vivienne Tam. It’s also her 2nd store in the Soho area. The address is 107 Mercer Street, cross with Spring Street. This comes after her successful first Soho store started three years ago in 2013, at 88 Thompson Street.
Friends to the brands, including Pulitzer Prize winner Jo Becker and the principal ballet dancer of the American Ballet Theater Irina Dvorovenko, gathered at the store and witnessed the opening of store.
“It feels great to have our presence on Mercer Street and join the fabulous labels. We have been waiting for this right opportunity and location and I am really glad it finally happened.” says Vivienne Hu.
August 1st, 2016
We are excited to learn that Friend to the brand, Asian movie star and celebrity Ruby Lin has married to Wallace Huo. The marriage of the talented man and woman of Asian Entertainment Circle has caught a wide attention in Asia.
Ruby Lin has posed in Vivienne Hu dress for the cover of the recent May 2016 issue of Popular Movies, the most popular movie and entertainment magazine in China. In a recent interview Ruby told Miss WenJin D her reason for choosing Vivienne Hu dress for the cover: I like the feeling of the Madam Executive in Control in this dress. This is exactly what Vivienne Hu has been trying to achieve for her clients：to dress out the style and self-confidence for the independent and professional women who would like to be in control of their lives.
The wedding ceremony took place on 31 July 2016 at the Bulgari Hotel in Bali, which was witnessed by top Asian celebrities like Zhao Wei, Fan Bingbing, Shu Qi, Zhou Xun, Liu Tao, Liu Shishi, Nicky Wu and Hu Ge. Congratulations to Ruby and Wallance!
July 6, 2016
When Reuters reach out to some fashion designers for their anecdotes in their first jobs, Vivienne Hu gladly shared her toy fair guide first job experience. The series feature the youngest Project Runway winner Christian Siriano along with other recognized young fashion icons.
Read the article here.
June 16th, 2016
Vivienne Hu is pleased to attend the opening of the exhibit of Canadian painter Scott Kish’s serial art work exclusive for Vivienne Hu Fashion Runway. Scott Kish specializes in human anatomy & movement and is famous for his unique series of works about “The Art of Motion“. This exhibit collection artistically, in sharp curves and lines, in dynamic forms and shapes, captured the energy in the motions on the Vivienne Hu fashion runway FW16, which Scott Kish attended in person back in February 2016.
The Motion in Fashion exhibit exclusive for Vivienne Hu will last two week at The Carma, East Village at 38 Carmine St NYC till June 28th. It will be exhibited again at Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto starting July 7th.
June 4, 2016
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May 17, 2016
Vivienne Hu proudly partner up with Robert Chinn Foundation as a sponsor for the 2016 Asian Hall of Fame Celebration Evening, took place in Seattle on Saturday, May 14. The Honorees this year include outstanding Asian Pacific Americans Connie Chung (Television Journalist), Bruce Lee (Martial Artist, Philosopher, Actor, Writer, Director, and Founder of Jeet Kune Do), Major General Antonio Taguba (United States Army, Retired), and Kristi Yamaguchi (Olympic Gold Medalist; Founder Always Dream Foundation; Children’s Author). They were joined by 18 other Asian Hall of Fame inductees who has been enshrined since 2004 for the event. Vivienne Hu representatives Erin Myer and Sunny Qin were pleased to witness the event and delivered a speech.
Among the highlights of the event is the opportunities presented by auctioneer Jim Dever to bid on many one-of-a-kind items such as custom items from the honorees, and a Swarovski Collection gown from 2016 Swarovski Collection Designer Awardee Vivienne Hu.
Congratulations to these outstanding Asian Americans for their achievements!
March 22, 2016
Vivienne Hu is pleased to collaborate with the top reality show “Mission 24-Hour” produced by Zhejiang Satellite TV as an exclusive garment sponsor. With an unbeatable team of top Chinese celebrities like Chen Kun, Liu Yan, Xu Zheng on board, the sports-oriented “Mission 24-Hour” currently ranks as a top-three entertainment shows in China, and attracts tens of millions of audience during the prime hours. As the sponsor for the March/April 2016 episodes, Vivienne Hu has dedicated hundreds of hours to provide options of designs suitable for the show and they were liked by the celebrities who were dressed in Vivienne Hu designs. The designs are mostly of sportwear style and can be bought at Vivienne Hu online store, and they are also available in Vivienne Hu’s Nanjing Deji Plaza store.
“It’s a pleasure to work with top celebrities and shows in China. It’s also good opportunity for us to venture into sportswear and men’s wear designs, and I believe the results are very nice and well received.” says designer Vivienne.
Feb 16, 2016
Designer Vivienne Hu was pleased to take an interview with CCTV America right before her Fall/Winter 2016 NYFW runway show. CCTV has an estimated 1.2 billion audience and is the largest TV network of the world. The featured report on Vivienne Hu regarding her pursuit of designer dream by CCTV can be found here.
Feb 15, 2016
Vivienne Hu Fall/Winter 2016 New York Fashion Week Runway took place at ArtBeam, Chelsea on Feb 14th at 7PM.
Feb 14, 2016
Feb 14, 2016, New York, NY— Vivienne Hu, a growing force in the fashion world, showed her 2016 Fall/ Winter Collection. In the exciting new mix to Vivienne Hu’s collections, the collaboration with AtoG Lingerie was her new twist for this season, which included five glossing intimate garments as the new additions to the AtoG Lingerie line.
This season, Vivienne Hu had special guests at the front row include: American painter Scott Kish , whom Vivienne was inspired by for this season’s collection; singer Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin who brought a glamorous voice for the show with her song ‘feel so alive’, singer Meredith O’Conner, and Ms. New York, Nicole Kulovany. It is also of great pleasure that we worked with musician David Cook for the wonderful runway music for the show.Last but not least, familiar to the fashion world was also an entertaining scene when Tinkerbell the Dog walked the runway during the show. The runway show was well attended by fashion editors and buyers from the top fashion wear outlets.
Vivienne Hu’s F/W16 season designs are inspired by the painting “Movement” by Scott Kish, who specializes in human anatomy and visual information processing. The image portrays the energy and synergy of human movements. The FW16 collection, in sharp curves and line, and fascinating forms and shapes, also captures such rich human dynamics and synergy.
This is the fourth time the Vivienne Hu label had been hosting her New York Fashion Week (NYFW) runway show (design label info can be found at http://www.nyfw.com/vivienne-hu). The 2016 Fall/ Winter designs again reflects an imaginative mix of European elegance, New York urban glamour and Asian exoticism as her past collections have demonstrated.
As the Vivienne Hu FW15 Runway partner, AtoG is a leading undergarment brand of China that focuses on bringing fashion and technology together to a great fusion of comfortable underwear. On the Vivienne Hu runway show, the showcase of the five designs was a highlight of the collection. “Incorporating AtoG’s lingerie was a great success for this collection,” said Vivienne, “it made the runway collection looks appealing and rich.”
January 26, 2016
Vivienne Hu is to host her NYFW-THE SHOWS fashion runway show on February 14th at 7PM at ArtBeam, Chelsea.
Special features to the season’s collection are the five high-end undergarment designs, completed under the collaboration with AtoG Lingerie, Beijing.
See IMG NYFW-THE SHOWS calendar below,
Nov 12th, 2015
Vivienne Hu opens her first store in the Nanjing Deji Plaza Shopping Center, a high end shopping center in eastern China featuring many luxurious brands like Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari, Cartier, Dior, Hermes, Chanel, Prada, Tiffany & Co. In 2014 Deji Plaza ranks NO. 1, among all major shopping centers in China, for the annual retail revenue generated. Deji Plaza Building, 1063 ft tall, is also one of the major skyscraper building in eastern China.
Vivienne Hu is pleased to partner up with Deji Plaza for her first step into China’s highend fashion market.
Nov 9th, 2015
Nothing can be more exciting than the news of the marriage of the talented man and woman, that’s how we feel when we heard the news of the wedding ceremony that took place in the faraway Colorado for Susan Brandt & Peter Blachley. Susan has entrusted Vivienne Hu, for her wedding gowns as wells as the dresses for the ladies by her side during the ceremony, with a series dreamy designs. Vivienne delivered them! Enjoy the pictures from the event!
Oct 22, 2015
Mrs Tomoko Shibat was performing in Vivienne Hu couture designs for The Ida Lee Project in a gala fundraiser concert held on the evening of October 22 at the Lincoln Center NYC. In the concert the Grammy/Pulitzer Prize winner composer John Luther Adams, cellist Dane Johansen, Irish violinist Caitlin Warbelow, soprano Tomoko Shibata, and jazz pianist Senri Oe come together at the New York Society of Ethical Culture, to raise the seed money necessary to launch a new health facility in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
October 8th, 2015
During her busy New York Fashion Week in mid September, designer Vivienne Hu had the great pleasure of meeting Ms. Clinton, the woman she admires. Vivienne showed her support of Ms. Clinton’s campaign and presented her a gift entitled “key to the white house” with Swarovski crystal designs.
“My career objective is to dress the independent professional women, and I especially want to dress strong women like her!”
September 22, 2015
Check out the shoes with Swarovski crystal embellish as part of Vivienne Hu Swarovski Collective 2016 Designs!
September 19, 2015
Vivienne Hu is participating ENK 2015 Coterie Show September 19-21 at Javits Center NYC. Interested buyers please stop by our booth #2674 on the main floor the row of DVF!
September 14, 2015
Vivienne Hu Revealed her designs incorporating Swarovski crystals during her NYFW SS16 Runway. She was named a Swarovski Collective Designers for 2016 NYFW seasons.
Vivienne Hu would like to acknowledge the generous sponsorship from swarovski that make her art work possible with the brilliant crystal.
Photo Credit: Wilson Huang, Shaotong Chang, Xin Pan, Ryan Zhou
September 13, 2015
Vivienne Hu Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week Runway took place at ArtBeam, Chelsea on September 13th at 7PM.
Photo Credit: Shaotong Chang
Aug 11, 2015
Swarovski announced the 15 designers who will participate in the Swarovski Collective 2016, a one-year program during which they will receive financial support and crystal product from the company. They are Alexander Lewis, Christian Wijnants, Creatures of the Wind, David Koma, Emilia Wickstead, Esteban Cortázar, Haizhen Wang, Iris van Herpen, Peter Pilotto, Rosie Assoulin, Tanya Taylor, Thomas Tait, Tim Coppens, Tome and Vivienne Hu.
Per Swarovski web: “We pride ourselves on collaborating with the industry’s most cutting-edge and creative designers. In the 15 years that the Collective has been active, 150 designer collaborations have been presented at New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks, including Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Viktor & Rolf, Christopher Kane, Proenza Schouler, Erdem, Givenchy, Alexander Wang Jason Wu and Giambatista Valli.”
August 4, 2015
Vivienne Hu is to host her NYFW fashion runway show on September 13th at 7PM at ArtBeam, Chelsea. She is to present the fusion of Vivienne Hu style and Swarovski crystal brilliance.
Please send RSVP request to email@example.com.
See IMG NYFW calendar below,