First Season of ‘Project Runway Vietnam’ ends

At the end of the first season of ‘Project Runway Vietnam’ in Ho Chi Minh City on June 16, Hoang Minh Ha was announced the winner, after a close competition with two other finalists, Chau Chan Hung and Lam Gia Khanh.

Hoang Minh Ha presents his designs in the final night. (Illustrative photo of

The three finalists also won a trip to Paris where they enjoyed the beauty of the one of the most romantic cities in the world and then brought their inspiration back to a collection themed ‘Paris Inspiration’, which was the highlight of the night.

Hoang Minh Ha won over the judges with his charming and elegant designs. He received a cash prize of VND500 million and will have a chance to introduce his winning collection in the well-known Harper’s Bazaar fashion magazine.

The jury for this year comprised of Vietnamese-American designer Chloe Dao, local designer Do Manh Cuong, Harpar’s Bazaar representative Tran Nguyen Thien Huong, and actress and model Ngo Thanh Van.

‘Project Runway’ is an American reality television series, premiered first in 2004. The show focuses on fashion design and contestants compete with each other to create the best clothes, but are restricted in time, material and theme. Celebrity judges whittle out contestants week by week.

By Nhu Hoa – Translated by Kim Khanh

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