City prepares to host global fashion week

An international fashion week will be held in HCM City next month with acclaimed Vietnamese designers showing off their collections along with their Asian and international counterparts.

The latter include French duo Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov and Italian Antonio Grimaldi, who will be making their maiden appearance in Viet Nam.

Korea's Zio Song, governor of the Asian Couture Federation and renowned menswear designer, will present the closing show.

Frederick Lee of Singapore and Nguyen Cong Tri of Viet Nam will also showcase their latest collections alongside invited members Tamae Hirokawa (SOMARTA) of Japan, Roj Singhakul (ISSUE) of Thailand, and Tsolmandakh Munkhuu (Tsolo Munkh) of Mongolia.

Frank Cintamani, founding president of the ACF and chairman of FIDe Fashion Weeks, said the event would herald a key milestone in Viet Nam's fashion history with the presence of many international designers alongside those from Viet Nam.

It is an opportunity to encourage and recognise designers who are not afraid to be experimental in their creations to push their own boundaries amongst other talented avant-garde designers, he added.

Representing Viet Nam will be eight other talented designers – Adrian Anh Tuan, Chung Thanh Phong, and Thanh Nga.

Le Thi Quynh Trang, founder of Multimedia Joint Stock Company, said: "The event will be a unique showcase of the exceptional design talent that exists in Viet Nam.

The recognition of the artistry and workmanship of our designers will be brought to new heights by placing them on a truly international platform."

Emily Hwang, vice president of the ACF, said the rapid growth and expansion of Viet Nam in recent years and the opening up of its fashion industry made it a very attractive market for designers.

The Viet Nam International Fashion Week will take place at the Gem Convention Centre in District 1 from December 1 to 6.

Co-hosted by FIDe Fashion Weeks and Multimedia Joint Stock Company, it is supported by the ACF and French fashion school Atelier Chardon Savard.


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