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Vietnamese designer highlighted at ASEAN fashion event

Update: November, 21/2018 - 16:00
Designer Đỗ Trịnh Hoài Nam and his assistant, designer Thảo Giang, prepare traditional long robes for the event. — Photo courtesy of the designer
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Designer Đỗ Trịnh Hoài Nam has opened a fashion show at the Council of ASEAN Fashion Designers event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He presented the collection Women in Love showing designs made from taffeta, linen, silk, chiffon and velvet. The collection uses strong colours like red and orange.

Nam introduced luxurious gowns designed for international celebrities who attended the 71st Cannes Film Festival in May.

The collection of áo dài (Vietnamese traditional robes) printed with national flags and signature heritage of the 22 countries which will participate in the Formula One race in Hà Nội in April 2020 are on display at the three-day event in Kuala Lumpur. The collection made a debut early this month during a celebration held to announce that F1 races will be brought to Việt Nam.

The Council of ASEAN Fashion Designers (CAFD) is an independent non-profit organisation that facilitates ASEAN fashion and designers in the digital economy.

CAFD is the first ever fashion organisation to be accredited by the ASEAN Secretariat.

This is a supervising council to promote high quality ASEAN fashion, apparel and the ASEAN atelier industry moving forward. CAFD is created to impact the world and to empower its members in making their visions a commercial reality.

Nam said together with performances of Vietnamese singers Vũ Cát Tường and Isaac at the event, they tried to promote Vietnamese culture to the world. — VNS

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