International, local designers gather for VN fashion week

October 27, 2017 - 18:20

Designer Nguyễn Công Trí will open the Việt Nam International Fashion Week (VIFW) Fall/Winter 2017, which will take place in Hà Nội from October 31 to November 3.

Lê Thu Trang (centre), head of the VIFW organising board, and designers taking part in the event. — Photo courtesy of the organiser
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Designer Nguyễn Công Trí will open the Việt Nam International Fashion Week (VIFW) Fall/Winter 2017, which will take place in Hà Nội from October 31 to November 3.

Lê Thu Trang, director of Multimedia Company, which is representing the organising board, recently confirmed the information but said details about Trí’s collection will be kept secret until the show.

Trí has opened the VIFW for five consecutive years. In 2014 he became the first Vietnamese designer to join the Asian Couture Federation. His new collections have been warmly received at VIFW every year.

Trí has participated in various fashion events in the world. Earlier this year, Rihanna and Katy Perry appeared on stages and magazines in Trí’s designs. Trí’s creations are considered a driving force in popularising the Việt Nam fashion industry around the world.

This year’s VIFW will introduce fashion-lovers to collections from various international fashion designers and brands, including Tony Ward of Lebanon, Atelier Chardon Savard Fashion Academy of France, Jorge Duque of Colombia and A.AV and D.gnak of South Korea.

Apart from Trí, Vietnamese designers and brands joining the fashion week include Thủy Nguyễn, Nguyễn Tiến Truyển, the Canifa brand with designer Lê Hà, Eva De Eva with designer May Cortazi, Phoenix V brand, 21six by Sandy Doan, Tiny Ink brand by Hoàng Quyên, Claret Giang Lê and Cory Trần.

The VVIFW Fall/Winter 2017 will take place at the National Convention Centre. Best of Street Styles will turn the sidewalk by Tràng Tiền Plaza into a catwalk giving models and fashionistas a chance to show off their favourite outfits.

Truyển, the winner of Project Runway Việt Nam 2015, has been known as a young and creative designer especially skilled in material treatment.

He will present a men’s ready to wear collection with designs “friendly to users and easily applicable in daily life”. He will combine a classic sensibility with modern features in this collection.

“This is the first time I have participated in a fashion event as an independent designer,” he said. “It’s a new experience and an opportunity for me to develop my career.”

Personal hallmark

Before the VIFW, the National Convention Centre will host Self-Portrait, a fashion show of designs by Ivy Moda, a popular Vietnamese fashion brand, on October 28. Phạm Hoàng Linh, production director of the show, said the latest collection consists of 80 designs for fall and winter.

The performance will star leading models such as Kikki Lê, Miss Việt Nam 2014 Kỳ Duyên, winner of Việt Nam Next Top Model 2011 Hoàng Thùy, winner of The Face 2016 contest Phí Phương Anh and actress Hoàng Thuỳ Linh. The jury of Việt Nam Next Top Model, models Thanh Hằng, Xuân Lan, and Võ Hoàng Yến, will also attend the event.

The designs will include artistic features like foliage patterns, but they are still easy to wear.

Ivy Moda brand co-operated with illustrator Eris Trần who has worked with famous brands like Marchesa, Roberto Cavalli, Ralph Russo and Zuhair Murad. He also joined designers to create a wedding dress for footballer Messi’s spouse.

Lê Ngọc Linh, vice director of the brand, said this year’s collection encourages people to highlight their own personalities through outfits.

“We expect that through our fashion show, all customers will know the trends of this season and can choose a design which is suitable for them.”— VNS

Model Kim Dung, winner of Việt Nam Next Top Model 2017, will perform at Ivy Moda fashion show. — Photo courtesy of the brand
Some designs will be performed at the VIFW 2017. — Photo courtesy of the organiser