HCM CITY (VNS)— Designs of ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dresses) from top fashion designers will be presented at the first Ao Dai Festival to be held at Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11 on March 8- 9.
The event aims to honour and promote the traditional cultural values as well as the beauty and grace of the ao dai, which has become the symbol of feminine beauty in Viet Nam.
The festival will display ao dai collections for the workplace as well as festivals and wedding ceremonies, together with accessories.
Models will showcase modern interpretations of ao dai fashions by renowned designers such as Si Hoang, Vo Viet Chung, Cong Tri, Viet Hung, Thuan Viet, Minh Tri, Hoai Sang and Minh Chau.
The HCM City War Remnants Museum will display ao dai designs worn during the war years in an exhibition titled Vietnamese Ao Dai Through Wars during the fair.
A workshop on the ao dai and a talk with designer Si Hoang to discuss ao dai will also be held. — VNS