From the 1st to 6th December, Ho Chi Minh City will witness the largest international fashion week to have taken place in Vietnam. Vietnam International Fashion Week will present 7 acclaimed international designers alongside 9 leading Vietnamese designers in Vietnam’s most significant fashion event to date. Attended by a host of international celebrities, VIP guests and the world’s foremost media, this will be a key milestone in Vietnam’s fashion history.
RUNWAY SHOWS FROM THE MOST ACCLAIMED VIETNAMESE AND INTERNATIONAL DESIGNERS
Marking a key development in Vietnam’s fashion landscape, the Vietnam International Fashion Week will bring together on one runway the very best designers from around the globe and Vietnam. From the world stage, will be seven leading couturiers representing La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, AltaRoma and the Asian Couture Federation.
This will include Paris based duo Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov of La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture and famed AltaRoma designer, Antonio Grimaldi who will be making their debut presentation in Vietnam.
Joining them will be six Asian Couture Federation designer members. Notably, ACF Governor and Korea’s esteemed menswear designer, Zio Song will be invited as the closing show of the fashion week. Asian Couturier Extraordinaires Frederick Lee from Singapore and Nguyen Cong Tri from Vietnam will also showcase their latest collection alongside Invited Members Tamae Hirokawa (SOMARTA) from Japan, Roj Singhakul (ISSUE) from Thailand and Tsolmandakh Munkhuu (Tsolo Munkh) from Mongolia.
Commenting on the international line up, Dr. Frank Cintamani, Founding President of the Asian Couture Federation (ACF) and Chairman of FIDé Fashion Weeks said “The Vietnam International Fashion Week heralds a key milestone in Vietnam’s fashion history. The presence of so many international designers alongside those from Vietnam is particularly exciting, it is also an excellent opportunity to encourage and recognise designers who are not afraid to be experimental in their creations to push their own boundaries amongst other talented avantgarde designers. Likewise, I am delighted that so many of the international designers are from the Asia Couture Federation, fulfilling our long held desire to expose these unique creative talents to new markets and opportunities.”
Representing Vietnam, in addition to Nguyen Cong Tri (as an ACF designer), will be eight exciting and talented designers including: Adrian Anh Tuan; Chung Thanh Phong; Hoang Hai; Hoang Minh Ha; Le Thanh Hoa; Vo Thi Li Lam; Ly Giam Tien and Thanh Nga. Covering the full spectrum of creativity and styles, this will be the most extensive showcase of high level Vietnamese fashion talent to have taken place.
Recognising this, Le Thi Quynh Trang, Founder of Multimedia JSC, said, “The Vietnam International Fashion Week will be a unique showcase of the exceptional design talent that exists in Vietnam. The increasing recognition of the artistry and workmanship of our designers will be brought to new heights by placing them on a truly international platform.”
PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ASIAN COUTURE FEDERATION (ACF)
The Vietnam International Fashion Week marks a key development in the Asian Couture Federation’s continuing aim to develop and invigorate its reach and influence in the region. Vietnam in particular, offers exciting opportunities for the ACF to bring its considerable expertise, knowledge and experience to a new and expanding market. ACF’s formation of a biltateral relationship with Vietnam has already seen it formally acknowledging Nguyen Cong Tri as an ‘Asian Couturier Extraordinaire.’ The invitation by Vietnam International Fashion Week to the ACF to present its member designers is significant development of that relationship.
Vice President of the Asian Couture Federation, Ms. Emily Hwang commented, “The rapid growth and expansion of Vietnam in recent years, and the opening up of its fashion industry makes it a very attractive market for our designers to explore.
We are excited to work with FIDé Fashion Weeks and Multimedia JSC for the inaugural Vietnam International Fashion Week as the collaboration will provide another platform for our designers to showcase in the up-and-coming fashion hub. We also look forward to bringing our expertise and experience to this exciting emerging fashion market.”
PARTNERSHIP WITH ATELIER CHARDON SAVARD, PARIS
With its commitment to emerging talent, the Vietnam International Fashion Week will showcase the designs from three students of the prestigious Paris based fashion school, Atelier Chardon Savard. Now graduates of the school, their winning collections will be showcased as part of the line up for the week, bringing an important focus on the need to promote and develop promising creative talent while strengthening Vietnam’s relationship with the French fashion industry.
OPENING NIGHT GALA DINNER
Bringing glamour and exclusivity to the Vietnam International Fashion Week will be an opening night Gala Dinner on the 1st December. With an expected attendance of 300 guests comprising VIPs, fashion leaders and media, it will be a highlight moment of the week. Guests will enjoy a spectacular evening of food and fashion, leading entertainment and an opportunity to meet many of the participating couturiers and designers.
A DYNAMIC VENUE FOR AN INNOVATIVE EVENT
A symbol of Vietnam’s rapid expansion and growth, the Vietnam International Fashion Week will take place at the newly opened GEM Center in the Central Business District of Ho Chi Minh City. This state of the art development boasts innovative design architecture and inspiring spaces. This resonates with the creative direction of the Vietnam International Fashion Week, which will present designers renowned for their cutting edge, avant-garde and progressive creations. As such, it will be the perfect venue and backdrop for the week.
Established in 2005, Multimedia JSC has rapidly developed and become one of the leading marketing and production companies in Vietnam. Through various media and television markets, Multimedia JSC has widened its network and partner with global companies to license international formats to the Vietnam market. With two big projects: Vietnam’s Next Top Model and Project Runway Vietnam which are broadcasted annually on the largest entertainment channel in Vietnam (VTV3) at primetime, Multimedia JSC is pushing the development of Vietnam fashion industry by finding many talented Vietnamese models and designers to join local and global market.
Being known as the leading production company in fashion and modeling, Multimedia JSC aims at promoting and helping the Vietnam fashion industry to catch up and join the world market. The launching of the 1st Vietnam International Fashion Week will be another big step to mark Vietnam fashion industry into the world’s map.
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ABOUT FIDÉ FASHION WEEKS
Co-Organised by FIDé Fashion Weeks, Vietnam International Fashion Week will deliver the highest show quality that will elevate the local Vietnamese fashion scene, with exciting Vietnamese fashion talent presenting alongside leading Asian and International designers.
FIDé Fashion Weeks has been the leading force behind some of the most exclusive fashion weeks in Asia. Since 2011, they have been synonymous with ground-breaking fashion initiatives including Men’s Fashion Week, Women’s Fashion Week, French Couture Week, and Asian Couture Week. As such they work closely with designers from La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, Alta Roma, Council of Fashion Designers of America and the Asian Couture Federation.
FIDé Fashion Weeks aims to maintain its objective of presenting the very best of international fashion in Asia and the creation of a platform for gifted Asian designers to showcase their talents to the world.
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Contact: Stephanie Dickson
Director Of Marketing & Pr
FIDé Fashion Weeks
Mobile: (65) 8613 0089
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ABOUT THE ASIAN COUTURE FEDERATION (ACF)
Inaugurated in 2013, the Asian Couture Federation (ACF) was set up to inspire, support, and promote the highest levels of Asia-based fashion design artistry to the Asian and global markets. The ACF aims to proactively assist with the development of a more attractive landscape for such talented Asian designers to remain in Asia and have their businesses headquartered in Asia for the global market. As the world’s #1 market for fashion and luxury, the ACF seeks to support such talent and promote the creativity of its best local designers, to both Asian and worldwide audiences.
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Contact: Serena Teo
Asian Couture Federation
Mobile: (65) 9072 3066
Email: [email protected]
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Contact: Mr. Vu Cung
PR & Communications Manager
Mobile: (+84) 906 765 186
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The full list of designers presenting during the Vietnam International Fashion Week is as follows:
Antonio Grimaldi (Italy)
ASIAN COUTURE FEDERATION:
Somarta by Tamae Hirokawa (Japan)
Songzio by Zio Song (Korea)
Tsolo Munkh by Tsolmandakh Munkhuu (Mongolia)
Frederick Lee (Singapore)
ISSUE by Roj Singhalkul (Thailand)
Nguyen Cong Tri (Vietnam)
LA CHAMBRE SYNDICALE DE LA HAUTE COUTURE:
On Aura Tout Vu by Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov (France)
Adrian Anh Tuan
Chung Thanh Phong
Hoang Minh Ha
Vo Thi Li Lam
Le Thanh Hoa
Ly Giam Tien