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HA NOI (VNS)— Designers will premiere 1,000 of their latest creations during the Viet Nam Fashion Week Spring-Summer from today for one week.
The extravaganza will include three nights of ready-to-wear outfits and one haute couture night at Viet Nam Television's S14 studio.
Talented Italian designer Michele Gaudiomonte and Malaysia's Eric Choong will join 25 Vietnamese to display the integration of local and world trends.
The event proves the rising potential of the domestic fashion industry, said veteran designer Minh Hanh.
Lorenzo Angeloni, the Italian ambassador to Viet Nam, said Gaudiomonte was a talented designer. The Rome Designers' Association has recognised all of his designs as works of art. He will showcase a collection featuring the beauty of his country, made with high-grade Italian silk, during the fashion week.
Meanwhile, Choong is expected to delight local fashion lovers with a collection that says traditional values can be promoted through creation and exchange. Choong works with traditional, hand-painted patterns.
Domestic designers Hai Sieu, Quoc Khai and Tien Dat, winners of the Muc Tim (Purple Ink) newspaper's Style Contest 2014, will take part in the event for the first time.
Sieu, an 18-year-old designer and the youngest at this year's fashion week, will bring a collection inspired by the dreams of the younger generation.
Designer Lan Huong, well-known for her ao dai collections, will premiere a set of hand-embroidered silk scarves.
"These scarves, which can be matched with jeans and dresses, make the attire colourful like flowers blooming in spring and summer," Huong said.
In addition to individual designers, three fashion brands, Elise, Charming Lys and GenViet, will also take part. One brand collection will open each ready-to-wear night.
GenViet will bring new insight into denim material in the company's first showing.
The annual event aims to create a competitive arena for designers, promote the Vietnamese fashion industry and offer new trends to meet Vietnamese fashion demand.
"It's a special opportunity for young talents," said designer Hanh, who founded Viet Nam's fashion weeks. "We expect that through the event where they have to pass many challenges, they will learn from other designers and grow."
The Italian Embassy will open an exhibition of the collections on Monday at Casa Italia, 18 Le Phung Hieu Street in Ha Noi. The exhibition will run during the fashion week. — VNS