LOS ANGELES—Pasadena-based designer Vicken Derderian unveiled his latest collection Saturday at LA Fashion Week to raves by fashion industry insiders.
Writing for wwd.com (Women’s Wear Daily), Khanh T.L. Tran said Derderian “maintained an elegant edge to an artsy collection,” adding that “Derderian has the potential to cultivate a loyal following.”
“Derderian showed voluminous, sculptural separates that were also light, airy and wearable. He tweaked seemingly simple silhouettes — A-line dresses, circle skirts and boxy tops — with wide pleats, asymmetric hems, cantilevered shoulders and little poufs in the back. By adhering to a restrained palette of silver, brown, pale green and black and emphasizing textures such as metallic jacquard,” said the
“With his strong skills and unique point of view, Derderian has the potential to cultivate a loyal following,” said WWD.
Derderian also showed at New York Fashion Week in 2013
Derderian was born and raised in Pasadena. He graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) and received his Masters of Arts in Fashion Design from the Academy of Art University.
His love of design and fabrication became clear at a very young age. He has always been fascinated with the way objects are assembled and the ideas they bring forth once they are assembled. Due to his constant desire and willingness to learn different methodologies of design and fabrication he has been able to bring to fruition a series of his concepts.
Prior to pursuing his masters in fashion design Vicken received his Bachelor of Architecture from SCI-ARC. Architecture is his specialization, his broader interest in the world of design which has prompted him to look outside his specific field to other industries to explore new ideas to try and push his current design methodologies. His interest in Fashion is parallel to architecture due to its constant dialogue with its surroundings. He views Fashion as an intimate architecture of the human body.