|A model performs design by Dutch designer Danielle G Gaanderse-Rustwijk. — Photo courtesy of the LCFS
HA NOI (VNS) — Eight young graduates from the London College for Fashion Studies will showcase their first collections at a fashion show and exhibition titled Still Believing.
The exhibition will provide an opportunity for the aspiring designers to showcase their inaugural collections and creativity.
The exhibition will feature eight collections by seven Vietnamese designers and Dutch designer Danielle G Gaanderse-Rustwijk.
Visitors will have the opportunity to see differently styled collections inspired by Dong Ho paintings, water puppetry and the ocean.
College lecturer May Cortazzi says the exhibition provides a valuable opportunity to launch the careers of young designers in the fashion industry.
"Young designers can get their names on the catwalk for the first time, to create a fashion installation based on their concept and inspiration," she said, adding that: "to prepare for the show, they have a chance to collaborate with photographers, film makers and editors in producing fashion films and videos".
The outfits will be shown by 30 leading models, including Nguyen Thi Loan who won Miss Sea in the 2010 Miss Viet Nam contest.
More than 20 firms from the garment industry will attend the event to scout for promising up-and-coming designers.
The event will take place on August 2-3 at Ha Noi's Melia Hotel. — VNS