Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 will take place at Bách Thảo (Botanical) Garden, Hà Nội, bringing audience back to their memories of childhood and close to nature, said designer Minh Hạnh.
Hạnh is one of 15 designers from HCM City, Huế and Hà Nội participating in the event which starts today. They gathered at a press conference yesterday to introduce the fashion week.
Hạnh is a veteran designer and co-founder of the Việt Nam Fashion Week, which is held biannually on Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter seasons.
“This year the collections will be presented at a special catwalk of Botanical Garden instead of indoor stages with arrangement and decorations,” said Hạnh.
“I think Botanical Garden with luxuriant flowers and trees is an ideal place to perform outfits for spring/summer season.”
Hạnh said that there is a trend to come closer to nature at fashion events worldwide, and Việt Nam Fashion Week is not an exception.
“This time, audiences will enjoy fashion on the background of foliage, without fussy decorations. The programme promises to bring an authentic and truthful experience of fashion.”
“Many people don’t know where Nùng Mountain is, and express surprise when learning there is a mountain in the heart of Hà Nội. There is the fact that Nùng Mountain in particular and Botanical Garden in general are familiar among Hanoians. They evoke memories of childhood.”
“So I want to make an image of Botanical Garden popular among people, especially younger people.”
The designers will bring their latest collections inspired by nature, traditional culture and contemporary life. They feature materials suitable for spring and summer such as silk, denim, khaki, voile and tussore. Some use traditional technique of printing and hand-embroidery to make their collections.
Models set to perform during the fashion week include Kim Dung, Trà Mi, Thủy Tiên and Hồng Quế.
Spanish designer Diego Cortizas, owner of the Chula brand, said this year he will use dark colours like black and navy.
“Chula is often known for designs with strong colours and colour blocking. Now I want to make a difference from collections of other designers who often choose bright colours for spring/summer season.”
Designer Ngọc Hân, known for the printing-on-fabric technique, will also surprise by introducing a collection of minimalism.
“I choose white as the main colour for my collection to bring relaxed feeling for spring/summer. The designs are simple, minimalised and elegant with silk scarves as accessories,” she said.
The Việt Nam Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 will run from September 11-13 at Nùng Mountain, Botanical Garden, 3 Hoàng Hoa Thám Street, Hà Nội. — VNS