‘Ao dai’ featuring modern Ho Chi Minh City to be displayed in S. Korea

May 25, 2015 | 09:29
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A noted Vietnamese fashion designer will take his latest “ao dai” (traditional long gown) collection which features images of a bustling, dynamic Ho Chi Minh City to a  South Korean cultural fest early next week.

Thuan Viet will debut his collection, “My love, my city,” at the Vietnam Cultural Fest, which is slated to run from Monday to Saturday in Busan and Seoul.

The collection boasts tasteful traditional “ao dai” designs which have photos by local photographer Jet Huynh printed on their two flaps.

The photos accentuate the city’s icons including the newly opened Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street, and Ben Thanh Market, both located in the downtown city, and glittery skyscrapers which tower against the night sky.

A clutch of Vietnamese beauty queens and emerging models will be sent to the cultural event.

More of the "My Love, My City" collection:

Earlier this month, Viet also introduced his two other “ao dai” collections in a wildlife-protection program, which took place at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

One of these two assortments, named “Ngu Ho” (Five Tigers), boasts old-style loose-fitting “ao dai” which highlight decorative patterns and stylized images of tigers from Vietnamese folklore.

This fashion event was meant to enhance people’s awareness of these feline members and spread the message of conservation with artistic activities to Asian countries.


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