TYLYNN NGUYEN, DESIGNER
CATEGORY: CLEAN LUXURY
TITLE: FOUNDER, TYLYNN NGUYEN
A Q&A with the Los Angeles designer owning chic sexuality in the lingerie space and beyond.
WHY DID YOU START THE BRAND? WHAT IS ITS CORE ETHOS?
I started TyLynn Nguyen because I believe, first and foremost, that every woman should wear lingerie for herself. I saw a need in the market for refined intimates and everyday sleepwear that could be worn out if wanted. A core brand ethos of TyLynn Nguyen is “amour de soi”, meaning the love of self, regardless of others’ feelings or perceptions of you.
WHO IS THE TYLYNN NGUYEN WOMAN?
The TyLynn Nguyen woman is, above all else, intelligent. She finds her worth in the knowledge she seeks after and obtains. She is a self-caring woman, understanding that the full capacity of loving one’s self will overflow into the next person. She is a lover, speaking life and encouragement to those who seek her intellect. She enjoys the art of love making, finding her partner to be a new adventure every time. She is connected, joyful, and full of expectation. She is what I have coined “La Femme TN”; passionate and full of grace.
CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP THAT GOES INTO MAKING A PIECE? WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PROCESS?
This is the most exciting part for me. We design in Los Angeles and produce everything here. Our silk materials are sourced from Italy & our lace from France. We use a beautiful silk blend ribbed material that we found in Italy as well as 100% organic cotton. I pride myself on using only the finest materials that are as eco-friendly as possible.
My design process starts with conceptualizing. I put together a mood board of what I love and gather 100s of materials I dream of using. I sketch up ideas and drape them on my mannequin. I draft patterns and begin muslins. I choose the materials I want to use. Once they are finished I have a sample maker create the first sample and make adjustments. Then, there is a fitting with a model and a second sample that has all of the adjustments made to it. If that one is perfect great, if there are adjustments, another sample will be made and onward.
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE BRAND?
I see offering more styles, sizes, and connecting to more women. At the end of the day, connecting to women and helping them love who they are created to be is my goal. I see offering more materials, prints, and expanding our offerings. We have some really exciting things coming up.
IF YOU COULD SAY ONE THING TO THE WORLD WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Amour de soi.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE…
WHAT CAUSES ARE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART?
I am looking to get involved in a domestic violence organization. So if you have any suggestions let me know!
WHAT DAILY HABITS DO YOU CULTIVATE TO HELP YOU LIVE WITH AUTHENTICITY?
I give thanks every day for the abundance of grace and love in my life! I allow myself 3-4 hours of “blank” time where I turn off and think about nothing. I think as a human in the modern age, not turning off is really stopping the true growth we are capable of.
WHAT ARE 5 PRODUCTS (BEAUTY/CLOTHES/HOME GOODS) THAT YOU’LL NEVER THROW AWAY AND WHY?
La Prairie’s night mask, Levi’s denim from the rose bowl, Bioderma baby wash, TyLynn Nguyen T-shirts, and Kalvadon candles.
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All images courtesy TyLynn Nguyen.