Top national fashion week begins in capital

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Top national fashion week begins in capital

One of the country's leading fashion designers, Minh Hanh, is launching a new collection for fashionistas who love mystery and may be inspired by motifs highlighting the strength of the snake.

Presented at the Vietnam Fashion Week Fall & Winter 2012, the collection is one of many by local designers set to turn heads.

Hanh is master of combining traditional designs with modern clothing, and this season's trends rely heavily on both creative cuts and colour contrasts.

Using diversified materials like quilt cotton, wool, cotton net fabric and fake snakeskin, Hanh has created a collection for those who dress to thrill.

As the top designer in Vietnam's fledging fashion industry, Hanh is a founder of Vietnam Fashion Week, which is held twice a year with Spring & Summer and Fall & Winter collections.

Fashion Week Fall & Winter kicked off on April 27 at runway shows featuring more than 700 designs by 22 designers, including Chula label from Spain.

Designers from Viet Thang Garment Company showed off their collection made from wool, lace and cotton dyed with high-tech techniques, while Thai Nguyen's collections were created by three designers: Nguyen Thi Thu Nga, Thu Phuong and Quynh Huong. Other highlights included the two designers Hai Long and The Huy, who debuted their design for both women and men in a collection made with simple style rules and hand-made embroidered patterns.

Three-dimensional technology will take the fashion week by storm with new innovations and discoveries by designers like Hung Viet, Vu Viet Ha, Minh Minh and Mai Tram.

Appearing in Vietnam since 2004, the Chula brand name run by Spanish designer and architecture Diego Cortizas will feature the theme Go Green. The 30-model collection for women will present a story cautioning people about the impact of climate change.

The three-night fashion week is taking place at Hanoi Daewoo's swimming pool and featuring models from the New Talent and Modern World companies along with Miss Vietnam World Diem Huong and Miss Vietnam Ngoc Han.

The shows are organised by the Vietnam Garment Textile and Vietnam Garment Association.

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