ABOUT NARY MANIVONG
“I remember being inspired by the beauty of clothes,” says New York-based designer NARY MANIVONG, “and what it would be like to create garments for the type of woman I want to dress.”
That dreamy muse would be the inspiration that lifted NARY MANIVONG from the rough-and-tumble streets of Columbus, Ohio, to his eponymous label as a self-taught fashion designer that has been praised by Women’s Wear Daily—which listed NARY MANIVONG among one of twelve designers to watch.
The Laotian-American designer’s journey into fashion epitomizes the notion that without pain, there is no beauty: NARY MANIVONG has been acclaimed by Fashion Group International (which nominated him for a Rising Star Women’s Ready-to-Wear Award in 2009 & 2010 and stars in the much-buzzed about documentary, DRESSED, which chronicles his story from homelessness to the runway.
NARY MANIVONG’s design philosophy still centers on that dream woman: a self-assured, sophisticated and eclectic muse who expresses herself through clothing that flows effortlessly with the demands of her everyday life. The result: functionality, sensuality and attitude.