VALUSTA is an Australian fashion label rooted in popular culture that embraces contemporary in a sophisticated manner. Founded by two Australian-Vietnamese designers Tiana Van and Khang Nguyen, their vision is to blur every line and redefine the term “modern luxury”.
Tiana Van is inspired by romanticism, eroticism and expressionism. Coming from two different cultures helps the Australian designer understand more about diversity in how women like to dress; and what will enhance their beauty and define their style.
Tiana has worked with various bridal fashion houses where her talent in textiles, pattern making, designing and couture sewing techniques were lauded. Becoming a senior pattern maker at such young age, Tiana progressed quickly and has worked with Pallas Couture, Rachel Gilbert and J.Andreatta bridal fashion house.
On the opposite side, Khang Nguyen approaches fashion from a different pathway. After graduating from his Bachelor of Arts, Khang interned and worked at Carla Zampatti, one of Australia’s most celebrated fashion houses.. His collections and works have had extensive editorial both domestically and internationally.
Khang also works as a hip hop music artist, creative director and cinematography director under the stage name “ KEN 10/10”. His work has been named in the Top Ten Music Videos of 2017 in Hip Hop category by Billboard Vietnam.
Whether music, fashion or cinematography, Khang always pushes his work experimentation and unpredictability, to a point that almost no rules apply.
Together, the feminine and the modern combine to create VALUSTA.