HCM CITY (VNS)— The fashion show I Love Mui Ne organised by designer Vo Viet Chung will be filmed tonight by international Fashion TV (FTV) at Sunny Villa Mui Ne in Phan Thiet City.
|Satin and silk: A model presents a creation from the collection Vuong Trieu (Royal Court) by designer Vo Viet Chung. His fashion show is being filmed by FTV. — File Photo
The event features the designer's three collections, Hello New York, Sakura and Vuong Trieu (Royal Court), in traditional Vietnamese silk and cotton.
The catwalk will include more than 20 fashion models, including top faces like Dieu Han, Nguyen Sieu Quynh Chi and Kim Nguyen.
In 2007, Chung was invited to display his collection on the Mega-F Diamond Cruise Ship chartered by the Fashion TV (FTV) channel when the five-star cruise arrived at HCM City's Nha Rong Wharf.
FTV's top models wore his designs on the catwalk. Chung later signed an exclusive contract with FTV to introduce his products on the channel.
I Love Mui Ne will be broadcast on FTV later this year.
Beginning his career in 1995, Chung took part in a two-year training course in Italy and Denmark, funded by the Europe Fashion Federation in 2005.
He displayed his designs on the stage of the Noa Noa Fashion Company and received an enthusiastic response from experts and audiences in Italy.
After training, Noa Noa offered him a job but he turned it down to return to Viet Nam.
"I hope to add my city [HCM City] to the list of fashion meccas like Paris, Rome and Japan," Chung said of his ambitions.
In 2008, Chung signed an official contract with the Miss Universe Organisation to design ao dai (traditional Vietnamese dress) for 85 contestants in the 2008 Miss Universe contest, which was organised in Viet Nam's Nha Trang City.
Chung has introduced traditional Vietnamese satins and silks, including Lanh My A, a kind of satin that has been popular for hundreds of years in Dong Thap Province's Hong Ngu District.
He has shown his collections at fashion shows throughout the country and in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Paris, and has designed clothes for local film and pop stars.
His shop in Ly Tu Trong Street offers clothes in elegant and eye-catching styles, with prices ranging from US$50 to over $1,000. — VNS