Vietnamese designer opens fashion show in Paris

Designer Do Trinh Hoai Nam will open Fashion Glam Couture show at Paris Fashion Week’s Haute Couture on January 23 at Town Hall in the 7th arrondissement. He will work alongside other designers in France, Switzerland, Slovakia and the US fashion industries to show his collection at the invitation of Marie Myriam Larriere, president of Createur Defile Styliste et Mode. Last September Nam presented his áo dài collection at the first catwalk event at the 26th Couture Fashion Week New York. Born to traditional tailoring family in Xuan Dinh Village, North Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Nam entered the fashion industry after graduating from Ha Noi Industrial Fine Arts College. He won third prize at the 5th Viet Nam Fashion Competition and new material prize at Viet Nam Collection Grand Prix 2004. The designer also advanced to Mercedes Benz Asia Fashion Award’s final round. Nguyen Thuy Binh talks with Nam before left for the Paris fashion show. This is the second time you are representing Vietnam to show a collection at one of the most famous fashion weeks in the world. How do you feel? Last year, I had a chance to showcase my ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress) collection at Couture Fashion Week New York. It was a good opportunity for me to introduce Vietnamese ao dai at the fashion week. I feel more than lucky to be invited to Fashion Glam Couture show early this year. I’m very happy. At the beginning I thought that I would design… [Read full story]


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