Home-grown and overseas Vietnamese fashion designers will gather to present their creations at the much-anticipated Dep Fashion Show tonight at the Nguyen Du Gymnasium in HCM City.
Magnificent: Some of the creations that will be on show at the annual Dep Fashion Show today were on display at an exhibition in HCM City. — File Photo
HA NOI —
Titled Passion, the annual event will feature collections from 10 designers, including Kelly Bui, Cong Tri and Truong Thanh Hai, who have previously exhibited at the event.
After presenting an impressive collection at last year's Dep Fashion Show, Hanoian designer Kelly Bui this year will introduce a collection inspired by traditional Japanese martial art Kendo.
Tri – the favourite designer among Vietnamese celebrities – will showcase a collection named No. 4 – 2011, in his fifth time at the event.
"I want the collection to make people themselves and look into their inner thoughts, to find their own ego," Tri said.
Hai will present Hereafter, a collection featuring a special light-interactive material. According to the HCM City-based designer, the collection has been created based on his imagination about a fantasy future for humans.
The soul of the fashion label Valenciani, Adrian Anh Tuan, will reveal his Beelieve collection, which he expects to take the audiences into a wonderland of childhood memory.
Designer Ly Qui Khanh will use sequin patterns and velvet to breathe life back into 18-century European classical fashion style the Antique Passion collection.
The show will also present young designers Diem My and Le Thanh Hoa, who won prizes at major fashion design contests Viet Nam Collection and Aquafina Pure Fashion.
Fashion duo Huynh Hai Long and Dang The Huy from the Hulos label will introduce their creations featuring Oriental-style embroidery patterns, which used both modern 3D and traditional embroidery methods to create their sophisticated pieces.
Vietnamese-Polish designer Devon Nguyen will make her debut in Viet Nam with her Swan Lake collection. According to the designer, who studies at the University of the Arts in London, the collection was inspired by classical ballet and modern punk rock.
The Dep Fashion Show catwalk with be bustling with around 100 models to present the creations tonight.
Musician and DJ Tri Minh, choreographer Tan Loc and video art artist Le Quoc Hung are among the members of the show's production team. — VNS