Timeless, Functional Garments to Empower Men and Women, Long Tran
Originally from Vietnam, New York City Based designer Long Tran is on the brink of something new, fresh, and innovative with amazing concepts and top-notch craftsmanship. While designing on his own for nearly 7 years since high school. Finally, in 2011, Long said to himself, its time to 'launch my line and bring my brand to life', to show the world what he is made of. Long says, although we are in NYC he feels as if it's not just about Ready-to-Wear. It's way more than that. Long single handly captures an array of seamless Couture and high fashion with a niche of art in his designs, every garment is specially designed from the finest materials, and carefully fitted and it all starts from just a simple thought process, then sketching and bringing his art to life and constructing a captivating effortless piece.
Texture, new age 3D concepts with just a bit of fantasy for the imagination to transpire. Holding the will of strength, passion, and love, are just a few concepts that he draws to create timeless functional garments, that empower a man and woman. Every piece is specially manifested and brought to life by Long himself, his vision, technique and machine. And it doesn’t stop there, not only does Long Tran just design, he also does his own photography and art direction. Just a second love of his which he can interpret a new breed of art and emotion and draw from his designing. Its totally a win-win situation for him, art and creativity just flows through his veins.
As a designer, what are your major influences?
I'm most influenced by my past; it molds me to become who I am. Also, things like movies, landscape, and people give me the thought and ideas for my concepts.
Describe the typical Long Tran wearer
Long Tran's wearer is bold and outstanding, absolutely not the shy type, also he or she has to be open-minded and one step ahead in the trend
What are you currently working on?
Besides a fashion line, I recently started writing about book about Fashion and Finance with the title "A million by 30" about struggle, obstacles, and achievement in the industry
What can we expect from Long Tran over the next few seasons?
More dramatic and out of this world; I always try to create complex pieces to bring to the table