This past week Casa De Gitanas had the amazing opportunity to visit and take over Victor Tung's showroom in San Francisco. Victor Tung Couture offers a range of artistic, one of a kind pieces that are handmade with so much love by Victor.
Mr. Tung originally discovered his talent for fashion in his garage and began making unique garments one at a time. It was a pleasant surprise to discover that Victor is also an avid painter. He not only incorporates his love of painting by painting on some of the clothing fabrics, he is also a very talented modern artist and showcases a variety of his own creations side by side.
Using primarily silk for his designs, everything is entirely one-of-a-kind. He hand paints many of his pieces, while the rest of the fabric that is used is imported on a small scale from Europe. He wants every design to be truly unique. Tung is also a master of customized pieces, with about 50% of his work designed for specific customers.
Because service is such a priority for the designer, he wants his fashions to be affordable as well. Unlike other couture designers, Victor Tung Couture prices range from $300 and cap off at around $3,000. “I’m an artist, not a businessman,” he says.
Victor Tung is an inspiration to Casa De Gitanas because of the huge emphasis he places on each product. Like us, he customizes one of a kind pieces at very affordable prices with the customer being the most important part of the overall transaction. Also, he only uses natural dyes for his pieces and tries to incorporate eco-friendliness, and green living into his business model. His overall goal is to "create fashion that speaks from the soul and helps express yourself to the world".
A special shoutout to Meileena Bautista from Meeting of the Muses for organizing this wonderful experience with designer Victor Tung himself.
Victor Tung Couture is located at 654 Commercial Street in San Francisco.
Store hours are Monday - Friday, 10am – 4pm.
Victor Tung's storefront on Commercial Street
Casa De Gitanas very own Diana and Victor Tung pose for a photo
Victor Tung Couture incorporates a mixture of SF eclecticism & Buddhist Zen
The painting on the right side is one of Victor's creations as well
This clothing rack showcases some of the wonderful one of a kind pieces Victor Tung is known for
Diana la Gitana & Cathya decked out in Victor Tung Couture
This coat is a #CasaDeGitanas favorite!
Lovely ladies in lovely designs
Victor Tung Couture store on Commercial Street is full of life (no pun intended) :)
Victor showing us his newest art piece
We loved having the opportunity to style & shoot Victor Tung's designs
The beautiful Suzanne wearing one of Victor Tung's hand painted evening gowns