談起 Nary Manivong，就會想到驚人的毅力與他那讓人驚艷的才能。這位自學成材的設計師曾經經歷了一個動盪不安的童年，讓他成為一個無家可歸的少年，而一份”Vogue雜誌” 的副本與 17 歲的一趟紐約之旅激發了他對時尚的興趣及對設計的熱情。
當 Nary Manivong 從俄亥俄搬至紐約後，在 2005 年推出以自己的名字命名的女裝成衣品牌，並迅速的成為 Women’s Wear Daily 中值得期待的設計師，而 2009 年及 2010 年，他被提名為 Fashion Group International 的女裝新星。在 2011 年，Manivong 與 Tommy Hilfiger 之女 Ally Hilfiger 合作，創立以獨特的品味詮釋襯裙的 NAHM。
Nary Manivong’s story is one of admirable perseverance and impressive talent.
The self‐taught designer experienced a tumultuous childhood that ultimately left him homeless by his teenage years. His interest in fashion was sparked after finding a copy of Vogue, and a trip to New York at age 17 sealed his passion for design.
After relocating from Ohio to New York, Manivong debuted his eponymous ready‐to‐wear label in 2005 and quickly found himself on Women’s Wear Daily’s list of designers to watch. Soon thereafter, he was nominated by Fashion Group International for Rising Star Women’s Ready‐to‐Wear Awards in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, Manivong partnered with Ally Hilfiger to launch NAHM, a collection centered around unique interpretations of the shirtdress.
Today, Manivong turns his attention back to his namesake collection, a nod to his Laotian‐American roots. By balancing his feminine aesthetic with technical functionality, Manivong skillfully lends effortless attitude to otherwise classic silhouettes. The result is an eclectically refined selection of tailored separates and airy dresses that are as sophisticated as they are bold.
Manivong is also the subject of David Swajeski’s critically acclaimed documentary Dressed, which chronicles the young designer’s journey from the streets of Ohio to the tents of New York Fashion Week.