Duy Nguyen was the winner of last season’s Mercedes-Benz Start Up and his Fall 2013 show did not disappoint. I am a big fan of chunky knits, furs, and anything layer-worthy to provide warmth in the excruciatingly long Toronto winters, which is why I loved this collection. Nguyen always appeals to a wide variety of women with his designs. He incorporates casual pieces such as seaters and scarves with elegant cropped jackets, gowns, and leather sheaths. Being a student I could see myself donning the massive scarf to cover my face during exam season when I’m looking under the weather, or wearing the leather jacket with fur sleeves as a statement piece for a night out. Versatility is what DUY does best and why he continues to garner praise for his designs.

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