Saigon gets in style for international fashion week

Update: 15:05 | 24/04/2018

30 designers in and outside Vietnam dressed up 400 models with their latest and best costumes for spring and summer.

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Pop singer Ho Ngoc Ha (L) and model Thanh Hang walk together as vedettes when presenting the Coco La Bien Aimée collection by Vietnamese designer Cong Tri, which was chosen to open the Vietnam International Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018” (VIFW 2018) in Ho Chi Minh City between April 19 and 22. Their outfits are Vietnam’s traditional dress ao dai with a western touch.

The event attracted nearly 30 fashion designers and brands from Vietnam, China’s Taiwan, Singapore, Israel, Italy and France.

Founder of the week Trang Le shared that this year’s event features the theme “East meets West” to create a venue for domestic and foreign designers to exchange and promote cultural connectivity.

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Alternative dresses from ao dai by Cong Tri. The designer has gained reputation from fashion shows overseas and earned global fame after his creations were donned by American pop stars Katy Perry and Rihanna.

“The dream of a fashion industry in Vietnam is nearing as we have leading fashion brands and some world-renowned designers are present at the fashion week,” she said.

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Goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung wowed audiences on the closing day of the fashion week when appearing on stage as vedette. Dung repeatedly made headlines in January when he helped Vietnam’s U23 football team break into the final match of the U23 Asian Cup in China, marking the very first time in history that a team from Southeast Asia had ever gone that far.

She hoped visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy new, modern and impressive fashion styles during the week.

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Winter has gone but “Game of Throne” is still here as Vietnamese designers Le Long Dung and Thanh Nguyen An Kha made model Vo Hoang Yen shine in this amour design.

Through six years of the organization, the week has become an annual cultural event receiving a warm welcome from fashion lovers.

Source: VNA

 
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