Vietnamese fashion designers showcase works in New York

Update: September, 11/2019 - 14:34


Đỗ Trịnh Hoài Nam is pictured with models presenting his collections at New York Couture Fashion Week 2019. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese fashion designers Đỗ Trịnh Hoài Nam and Nguyễn Công Trí have impressed foreign audience with their Asian-style collections at two New York fashion events.

The collection of áo dài (Vietnamese traditional long dress) by Đỗ Trịnh Hoài Nam kicked off New York Couture Fashion Week, presented by 21 international models.

Over 20 international models are selected to perform Nam's designs at New York Couture Fashion Week 2019. — Photo

The highlight of the collection, entitled S-Vietnam, is the patterns imitating Việt Nam’s cultural heritages that have been recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) like Thăng Long Imperial Citadel, the Temple of Literature or Hạ Long Bay.

Models wore traditional Vietnamese dresses with small gold-inlaid conical hats.

Each models in Vietnamese traditional long dress will wear small gold-inlaid
conical hats.. — Photo

Nam said his aim was to preserve the original appearance of áo dài and decorate it with cuts, splits and beads.

“The tall and healthy figure of the westerners is more difficult to demonstrate the original charm of the Vietnamese traditional long dress. My collaborators and I have chosen over 20 outstanding faces among hundreds of candidates, who are experienced in performing on big stages,” Nam said in an interview with

“Andes Aquino, the head of the organisation board, highly appreciated the patterns imitating Việt Nam’s cultural heritages recognised by UNESCO of the collection,” the designer added.

A model presents a design by Đỗ Trịnh Hoài Nam at New York Couture Fashion Week 2019. — Photo

Held on September 6-8, New York Couture Fashion Week 2019 celebrated the 30th anniversary of one of New York Fashion Week’s best events.

The event also marked the award-winning celebrity fashion designer’s second appearance. In 2017, Nam was the only Vietnamese designer to have his collection, Sen Vàng (Golden Lotus), open the New York Couture Fashion Week.

Nguyễn Công Trí also brought new breeze of Asia and original creativity with his latest collection showcased at New York Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2019.

Trí’s designs are performed by many renowned models including Victoria’s Secret's Elsa Hosk, Georgia Fowler and Leomie Anderson.

His collection impressed the audience with eye-catching colours like neon, pink or green with reckless cut-out.

Vietnamese fashion designer Nguyễn Công Trí is pictured with models presenting his latest designs showcased at New York Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2019. — Photo

According to the designer, his latest designs were inspired by the sparkling dews in the early morning.

“The dews are sent to earth like tiny gifts silently welcoming a new day. I find on the dews all the most lively colours in my garden – the fresh green of the leaves, the bright colours of the flowers and the deep colours of the earth,” he revealed. — VNS