Model behaviour: Creations by German designer Juliane Kunze, will be presented at the Dep Fashion Show. — Photo courtesy DFS
HA NOI — One of the most anticipated fashion events of the year, Dep Fashion Show (DFS), will take place in Ha Noi on Sunday.
Entitled Dreaming, the one-night event will not simply be a fashion show, but incorporate a large-scale performance combining different contemporary art forms, including dancing, acrobatics, installation and visual art.
"DFS has built up its own reputation through eight previous shows, which gathered not only talented designers, but also leading directors, artists and models," said DFS's general director, famous choreographer Le Vu Long.
The show will showcase collections by four designers.
"With the theme of Dreaming, each designer will express their own individual dream, thus partly presenting a ‘common dream' of the society to which they belong," Long said.
The idea of other planets in the universe together with extra-terrestrial life inspired Ha Noi-based designer Kelly Bui's The Gioi Sieu Tuong (Surrealistic World) collection.
Expressing femininity with silk and satin details, the collection Mo (Dreaming) by HCM City-based designer Hoang Ngan tells the romantic love story of a girl.
The only foreign designer at the show, Juliane Kunze, will present her collection Du Muc (Nomad). The nomadic life of the Roman people, passionate flamenco dances and the dramatic gesticulations of matadors inspired the German designer's creations.
Budapest-based overseas Vietnamese designer Luu Anh Tuan, who is regarded as a phenomenon of Hungarian fashion, will also join other designers to introduce his collection.
Graduated from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Tuan was awarded the ‘Young Designer of the Year' by the Hungarian Fashion Designers Association in 2008. His creations, which are of a significant and constructive geometric shape, have been presented in Budapest, New York, Prague, Helsinki, Berlin, and London. His unique designs also appeared in various famous fashion magazines, including Glamour, Marie Claire, InStyle, and Elle.
His Cau Chuyen Ke (Telling Story) collection for Dep Fashion Show is a combination of modern western features and traditional oriental shapes. The collection consists mainly of Asian materials such as hand-woven satin and silk velvet.
The show is expected to be a visual banquet with artists including musician Tri Minh, choreographers Tran Thanh Nam, Do Hoang Thu Ngoc, Quach Hoang Diep, acrobat Ngo Le Thang, and visual artist Nguyen The Hung.
Around 60 models will take the stage on Sunday.
In order to offer people a chance to learn more about the show, an exhibition showcasing sketches and completed creations opened yesterday, which will open today at The Garden Building in Tu Liem District.
The exhibition, which runs until Friday, will also present creations by eight young promising designers from the London Centre for Fashion Studies in Ha Noi.
Visitors to the exhibition will also have a chance to get a back stage peek at what goes on behind the scenes for the first time.
Co-organised by Dep (Beauty) magazine, Le Media and Le Bros, the DFS will start at 8pm at The Garden Building, Me Tri Road, Tu Liem District, Ha Noi on Sunday. — VNS