Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A rare Vietnamese satin, called Mỹ A, will be featured in clothes for women and men by young fashion designers at the catwalk event "The Dreamers" in HCM City next month.
More than 75 designs selected from the latest collections by Hằng Nguyễn, Huỳnh Tiên, Nguyễn Minh Công, and Juun Đăng Dũng will be presented.
Highlighted clothes will be ready-to-wear productions in Mỹ A satin, which is often used in áo dài (Vietnamese traditional dress).
“We spent a fact-finding trip to Hồng Ngự District in An Giang Province, which has been famous for its traditional satins Mỹ A and Tân Châu for several hundred years. We met and learnt a lot from local artisans who have worked hard to keep their handicraft alive,” said Công, a top-five finalist in Project Runway Viet Nam 2014, a Vietnamese version of the American reality TV show.
“We used Mỹ A satin in our designs because of its beauty and quality,” he said.
In 2003, Mỹ A was introduced in designs for the collection Mơ Về Châu Á (Dream of Asia) by Võ Việt Chung, who had just returned home after a two-year training course organised by the Europe Fashion Federation in Italy and Denmark.
Chung’s clothes in Mỹ A left a strong impression on audiences.
Later, Chung displayed his collection on the Mega-F Diamond Cruise Ship chartered by the Fashion TV (FTV) channel. The five-star cruise ship first arrived in HCM City’s Nhà Rồng Wharf in 2008, after stops in several Asian countries including Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.
His collections in Vietnamese silk and satin were broadcast on the FTV channel in 2010.
“Through The Dreamers, we hope to encourage the use of Vietnamese materials in fashion,” said female designer Hằng Nguyễn.
The Dreamers will also kick off the AMI Fashion Show, a non-profit fashion project promoting young fashion models and designers launched by a group of young enterprises.
The show will take place at 8pm on October 13 at Adora Luxury in 198 Hoàng Văn Thụ Street in Phú Nhuận District.— VNS