Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Designers from lesser-known fashion industries such as Haiti, Turkey and Colombia will participate in the Vietnam International Fashion Week (VIFW) – Fall/Winter 2018, which is schedule to take place in Hà Nội from October 25 to 27.
More than 10 talented Vietnamese designers and emerging brands will also unveil their collections at Việt Nam’s biggest international fashion event.
President of the VIFW Lê Thị Quỳnh Trang said that the week, which has been held seven times, has proved Việt Nam’s ability to integrate into the flow of global fashion.
“The event has not only opened the door to the world’s fashion industry, but has also made Việt Nam’s dream of becoming a developing fashion industry come true,” she said.
Among the foreign designers, Haitian designer Jovana Benoit – creator of the brand Jovana Louis – said she would unveil her collection inspired by Vietnamese culture and its people.
“Since I’ve moved here with my husband, I have regarded this Asian country as my second home. I’ve got a lot of inspiration for my creations here. My brand is a mix of Vietnamese, French and Haitian. I can’t wait to show them to the Vietnamese people,” she said.
Turkish Ambassador to Việt Nam Akif Ayhan, who also attended the recent press conference on the VIFW, said he was impressed by the professionalism of the organisers as well as the scale of the VIFW, which he had chance to attend twice in both Hà Nội and HCM City.
“Having witnessed their professionalism, I’ve decided to get involved in the VIFW by introducing a leading Turkish designer to this fashion event,” he said.
The VIFW will showcase creations by Turkish designer Mehmet Koymen and Columbian designer Jorge Duque Veslez.
The VIFW will also feature collections created by the top five students of the Hà Nội-based London College for Design & Fashion.
Among them, Park Su-yon, a North Korean woman, will introduce her collection Unity which was inspired by this year’s Winter Olympics, where North and South Korea competed in several sport games as a team under one Korean flag for the first time in 18 years.
Famous HCM City-based designers Lâm Gia Khang and Nguyễn Tiến Truyển will treat the VIFW audience with their latest collections.
A lineup of several other Vietnamese brands will also attend the week include Owen by Hoàng Minh Hà, Emspo, Việt Tiến, Veston Ngọc Lan, Butuni, Happy Clothing and Ruby’s Midu.
The Vietnam International Fashion Week – Fall/Winter 2018 will take place at the Mỹ Đình National Convention Centre. — VNS