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Vietnamese designer presents new collection at London Fashion Week 2019

Update: September, 18/2019 - 18:45


Designer Trần Hùng and his team of models at the London Fashion Week 2019. Photo courtesy of the designer

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese designer Trần Hùng has presented his first and most important fashion collection at the London Fashion Week SS20.

Vietnamese model Khánh Linh is the leading star on the catwalk wearing Hùng’s creations.

This is the debut of Hùng on international runway after launching his career three years ago. 

A total of 20 newly designed costumes inspired by feminism and the strength of women have been showcased getting large applause from the audience at the event, which finished on Tuesday.

According to a report from the designer’s office, the opportunity was thanks to Fashion Scout - the international showcase for fashion pioneers, the UK's largest independent showcase for emerging and established talent during London Fashion Week.

Hùng said, regardless of different cultures such as Africa, Asia, USA, Europe, every woman had an important and key position in their communities.

"They are the ones who have inspired a lot for fashion and for me," he said.

His view could be clearly expressed on the runway where models had different skin colours, different heights, wore different designs but had their own ways of shining.

Hùng’s collection were very diverse and not confined to a soft feminine style, or pastel palettes.


One of Trần Hùng's designs at the London Fashion Week 2019. Photo courtesy of the designer

Red dresses, black leather jackets, bold tailoring cuts-all stood out alongside with his bold designs to date

The main material of the collection was 100 per cent silk brocade, tulle, organza, taffeta; with both traditional hand embroidery featuring tambour embroidery techniques.

The designer added a detail of the Đông Hồ painting - a type of traditional Vietnamese folk art - to show his respect to folk culture of the beloved place where he was born.

Đông Hồ painting or Đông Hồ folk woodcut painting originates in Đông Hồ Commune, Thuận Thành Đistrict, in the northern province of Bắc Ninh.

Hùng has promptly received supports from many female models and celebrities despite being a relative newcomer.

His show was held individually in Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London. The place is a modern venue of 22,000 squ.m with unique ancient architectural style, and has hosted many fashion shows of the world's top designers. 

Highlight of Khánh Linh's performance showcased at the London Fashion Week is a 24k gold plated dress. Photo courtesy of the designer

Model Khánh Linh commented on her social network page saying appearing at the London Fashion Week, it was a whole new experience.

She took the role of being first face and vedette of the Spring Summer 2020 Collection by Hùng.

Highlight of her performance was a 24k gold plated dress which helped her shine in each step on the catwalk.

“I always want to bring beautiful designs of Vietnamese designers to the world. It is so great to participate in this event with Hùng’s team to 'conquer' London Fashion Week,” Linh said. — VNS

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