Derek Nguyen is a fashion stylist and blogger based in Brooklyn, New York.
Falling in love with styling early on and inspired by stylists such as Grace Coddington, Edward Enninful, and Carine Roitfeld. Derek knew what he wanted to do from the moment he arrived in New York. While attending Fashion Institute of Technology, he cut his teeth under well respected stylists such as Lauri Eisenberg and Leslie Lessin. In addition, he gained experience working as fashion assistant for TWELV Magazine. Before graduating with degrees in both fashion design and merchandising, he was offered a fashion assistant position with Tatler Russia and its Fashion Director Anya Ziourova.
During his time at Tatler Russia, Derek was able to combine his experience in magazine and print with his passion for styling. His abilities allowed him to work with world renowned publishers such as Vanity Fair and Allure Russia. Tatler Russia allowed Derek to become well versed in the realm of high editorial fashion styling. In 2014, Derek was hired as Associate Market Editor for Yahoo Styles as part of the new team built by Joe Zee. Building upon his high fashion editorial foundation, this new position expanded Derek ‘s styling presence to digital and video.
Derek has the capability to bring multi dimensional content into the realm of styling. As a result, he is able to romance high fashion style with commercial personality. In 2016, Derek decided to launch his website blog Derek Du Jour in addition to his online portfolio of both personal, commercial, and editorial works. Derek’s ultimate goal is to inspire his generation by empowering the LGBTQ youth to be themselves and to be fearless in their expression.
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