DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: SOLENN HEUSSAFF FOR TAN-GAN
Lulu Tan-Gan's cherished knitwear enterprise, TAN-GAN, underwent a critical development at the beginning of this year. It transformed from a commercial designer label to a full-fledged designer house brand, further establishing itself as our country's premier source of stylish, tropical-weight knitwear.
Lulu, the Philippines' gorgeous and beloved Queen of Knits, remains as the house's Creative Director, and she took under her fabulous wings the equally gorgeous, talented, and fabulous Solenn Heussaff to become the brand's House Designer. “Solenn has a substantial design sense, which is universal,” Lulu says about her creative successor. “She is quick to understand the technical weaknesses and strengths of materials, which is a strong basic skill needed by designers.“
In keeping with TAN-GAN's design identity, Lulu further explains that Solenn “has maintained the house's signature look of easy chic, timeless and travel-friendly knit dressing [while] adding on her cutting-edge freshness.” Indeed, this is apparent in the summer collection she has just recently designed for the brand.
TAN-GAN knit staples in classic silhouettes are given an edgy, contemporary verve in Solenn's L'Amour Armor Collection. Consisting of ingenious, unexpected accessories such as waist vests, oversized epaulettes, corset and waist pieces, L'Amour Armor beats an aggressive verve into the TAN-GAN brand. Very now, and classically edgy with a big dash of punk and rock 'n' roll, Solenn Heussaff's summer collection is sure to reinvigorate a whole lot more than just the TAN-GAN brand.
Continue reading to find out more about her, and don't forget to click on the photo gallery to scope out her summer collection.