After 10 years in fashion as a marketing consultant, Chien decided to try her hand at the creative end of the biz. In 2008, Play with Fala launched. Every bit as youthful as the line’s name indicates, the spring/summer fare is fresh, simple, and easy to wear. A basic palette of mauve-blue, hot pink, an every so dainty floral pattern, and the palest of peach, walked out in various high-waisted shorts, tunic dresses, tanks, and draped one-shoulder minis. It’s worth mentioning that Chien only uses organic, sustainable fabrics, including silks and bamboo, because, unlike many eco-chic lines, hers doesn’t let the fabrics limit or dictate the style.
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