International designers join Vietnam Fashion Week
Vietnamese and foreign designers will converge at the Viet Nam Autumn-Winter 2016 Fashion Week, which will take place in Ha Noi from tonight to Sunday.
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They will present 1,000 of the latest designs in one haute couture and three ready-to-wear nights.

Along with famous designers and brands such as Minh Hanh, Chula, Ha Duy, Hung Viet and Genviet Jeans, the fashion week also gathers young designers who have been recognized recently after design contests. They are Vu Ta Linh (Singapore Star Creation Award 2013), Nhi Hoang (Project Runway 2013) and Hai Sieu (Muc Tim Newspaper Style 2014).

This is the first time the Viet Nam Fashion Week is drawing participation of lecturers and students from the Japan's Koran Fashion School and the Ha Noi-based London College for Design and Fashion (LCDF).

"Viet Nam Fashion Week is the biggest event of the national fashion industry. It brings Vietnamese and international designera together." said lecturer May Cortazi from the LCDF.

"Attending the event, newly graduated students have a precious opportunity to exchange and learn from experienced designers. They also understand customer taste and demand."

During the four-day event, audiences will have a chance to contemplate collections with different themes, colours and styles, according to designer Minh Hanh, head of the organising board.

"The participation of both Vietnamese and foreign, both young and veteran designers creates a diversity for the fashion week," Hanh said.

"We are determined to be professional and try to approach world fashion industry."

"As the theme of the fashion week is autumn/winter, I can recognise the difference between styles of designers from the northern and southern regions. They feel winter in a very different way as the winter in the north is always colder than it is in the south."

Northern designers use thick materials such as leather, wool and fur in winter designs to keep wearers warm, she said.

Xuan Hao from the central city of Hue expressed his love for royal architecture by printing images of the old citadel on menswear designs. Spanish designer Diego Cortizas showed his strong point in using brilliant colours. Cong Huan and Phuong Thanh work together to showcase a unique unisex collection. Trinh Thanh Hai, owner of Genviet Jeans, stresses a denim collection that can serve many customers at various ages in different conditions: working, studying and travelling.

Many designers find inspiration from Japanese culture. Designers from Koran School will present a collection made from indigenous Hakata Ori and Katsuri fabrics, two precious and traditional materials of Japan.

Ngoc Han uses modern printing techniques to print Japanese patterns on fabrics. Meanwhile, Cao Minh Tien applies Japanese origami (paper folding) art in his collection.Models participating to the fashion shows include Thuy Huong, Thanh Tu, Trang Pham, and Tieu Ngoc Linh.

The event will be held at the Studio 4 of the Vietnam Television (VTV), 43 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Hanoi.

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