|Designer Nguyen Cao Bang Tam (first left) . — Photos trithucthoidai
HA NOI (VNS) — The latest autumn-winter collection from leading designers and brands will be on show at the seasonal Ha Noi Fashion Week that opens this Friday.
Designer Nguyen Cao Bang Tam, one of the main initiators of the event in 2011, said it aims to connect domestic designers with new talents and help them keep pace with global fashion trends.
"I hope that organising fashion weeks will encourage designers to create. Having a place to show off their collections would be a motivation to work.
"As a biannual event, Ha Noi Fashion Week prods Vietnamese designers to produce at least two collections a year, making the domestic fashion industry more dynamic," she said.
Using music and light, the event will present fashionistas with trendy creations by 14 designers and 10 students from the Ha Noi University of Industrial Fine Arts.
The first night will assemble luxury brands like La Hang, Palm Cao and designer Nguyen Thuy Giang Chau's Sensorial.
The second night, called Magical Colours, will introduce ready-to-wear collections for the autumn-winter season.
These include Romance by designer Do Truc Ly, Glamour evening dresses by Linh Bui and Gifts for Kids by Tran Ngo Thien Ly.
On the third night, upcoming designers will showcase their creations and have the chance to exchange and learn from the experiences of their established counterparts.
Inspired by the beauty of flowers of autumn, designer Nguyen Cao Bang Tam will introduce her predominantly white and yellow Daisy collection.
Designer Do Trinh Hoai Nam aims to honour the beauty and munificence of the nation's seas with his Trans-Atlantic collection of renovated ao dai (traditional long dresses) that evokes waves, white horses, coral and pearls.
For her Gifts collection, designer Ly has images from fairy tales adorning the outfits.
She also combines traditional hand embroidery patterns with Western styles.
The event will feature domestic and foreign models who have done well in beauty contests.
The fashion week, set to close on Sunday, October 26, will be held at the Hanoi Daewoo Hotel, 360 Kim Ma Street, Ha Noi. — VNS