“Bursts of color and light infused with architecture is my vision for spring.”
Paula Hian tells the photographer this while describing the latest designs for the spring collection for 2015. Grabbing another piece of paper, she takes a pen in one hand and starts sketching another dress in less then a minute.
Designing is more of an art for Hian and each piece comes together to make her visions a reality
I have been fortunate enough to see this up close and personal through my internship with her.
Stepping into her office I knew immediately Paula had a special talent for design, something different that made her more intriguing than others.
Working closely with her on a day-to-day basis helped throw me into the wild world of the fashion industry.
Anyone from Carrie Underwood, Natalie Morales and Taylor Momson from “Gossip Girl” has been seen wearing a Paula Hian piece.
Her architecturally structured designs appeal to all sorts of ages if you can afford her high fashion price.
Stepping into her office for the first time and knowing very little about her brand, I had no idea what I was be getting myself into.
Most think it would be a “Devil Wears Prada” vibe but not in her office.
She is so nice and actually cares about how I am as a person. This was something different I hadn’t experienced before.
Hian’s Designs are more then just a luxury brand, her designs are French couture.
Each piece was made in her factory in France where she would spend a month or so during the production season making sure each piece was up to par with her vision.
Hian is the sole designer and she would be there day by day, hour after hour with the workers to see the final results revealed.
“It takes fitting after fitting and then redoing the piece before I think it is perfect, I will not settle for anything less,” Hian said.
It all comes full circle after production, this is when all the hard work pays off and we all are able to see the final product in front of us.
Hian’s vision for spring is hung on the hangars and placed on the racks. This is where we all are able to see her vision.
Being able to touch each piece, feel the fabric and see it on a model is when you see her clothes come alive.