For Immediate Release | Vietnam International Fashion Week

                                                                             

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9th SEPTEMBER 2015

  From the 14th to 18th October, Ho Chi Minh City will present its second international fashion week. Vietnam International Fashion Week 2015 will present 7 acclaimed international designers alongside 12 leading Vietnamese designers in the country’s most important fashion event. Attended by a host of international celebrities, VIP guests and the world’s foremost media, this will consolidate Vietnam’s position on the world stage of fashion.

THE SECOND VIETNAM INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK

Following the tremendous success of last year’s inaugural Vietnam International Fashion Week, organisers FIDé Fashion Weeks and Multimedia JSC are delighted to join forces once again for the second Vietnam International Fashion Week to be held in Ho Chi Minh City from the 14th to 18th October at the GEM Centre.

Regarded as Vietnam’s leading fashion industry leader, Le Thi Quynh Trang of Multimedia JSC, will be bringing her expertise to this key event. With an extensive experience including Executive Producer of Project Runway Vietnam and Vietnam’s Next Top Model, she will oversee the line up of exceptional Vietnamese fashion talent.

Joining Multimedia JSC is FIDé Fashion Weeks, headed by founding Chairman, Dr. Frank Cintamani, which has established a reputation as Asia’s leading fashion week organiser. Having already achieved a number of firsts in Singapore including the Men’s Fashion Week and Couture Week – being Asia’s first men’s fashion week outside of Paris and Milan, and the only Couture Week outside of Paris, it has also presented fashion weeks in Thailand and Australia.

Le Thi Quynh Trang, Founder of Multimedia JSC, said, “The Vietnam International Fashion Week will once again be a unique showcase of the exceptional design talent that exists in Vietnam. Since our first event last year, the world has taken a great interest in Vietnamese fashion creativity and I am delighted that we will be presenting world-class design talent on an international platform. It is a tremendous opportunity to promote the unique artistry and workmanship of our designers.”

Chairman of FIDé Fide Fashion Weeks, Dr. Frank Cintamani, added “This year’s Vietnam International Fashion Week builds upon the success of last year in marking Vietnam’s position on the world stage of fashion. The exceptional caliber of the international couturiers who will be attending this year is a testament to the reputation of VIFW as a leading international fashion event. Their presence will serve as an inspiration for Vietnam’s designers and help to elevate the craftsmanship of couture and attention to detail that is inherent in this highest form of fashion.”

RUNWAY SHOWS FROM THE MOST RENOWNED VIETNAMESE AND INTERNATIONAL DESIGNNERS

Continuing its reputation for presenting the most acclaimed designers, the Vietnam International Fashion Week 2015  will present 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 On Aura Tout Vu and Julien Fournié member designer of La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. From Italy, will be famed Alta Roma couturier, Renato Balestra.

From the Asian Couture Federation will be Asian Couturier Extraordinaire Sebastian Gunawan from Indonesia and Yumi Katsura from Japan. Invited Member Alvin Fernandez of Ae’lkemi in Australia will also be presenting. Rounding off the international line up will be Philippines’ couturier Ezra Santos who is based in Dubai. Commenting on the international line up, Dr. Frank Cintamani, Founding President of the Asian Couture Federation (ACF) and Chairman of FIDé Fashion Weeks said “This year’s international presence of leading couturiers represents some of the most exceptional couture talent from across the globe. Each brings their own unique perspective but all share the common values of the highest standards in creating breathtaking work.”

Representing Vietnam will be 12 exciting and talented designers, all of whom demonstrate the varied and diverse styles of Vietnam’s leading fashion talent. These include Phuong My, Thủy Nguyên Designer House, Vincent Doàn, Hoàng Minh Hà (also an ACF Member Designer), Canifa by Châu Chấn Hưng, Li Lam, Vietino – Quang Viet, Lý Giám Tiền, Victoria Huyền Nguyễn – I Hate Fashion, Giao Linh, Adrian Anh Tuấn and PNJ Collection. Covering the full spectrum of creativity and styles, this will reinforce Vietnam’s reputation for talent and creativity.

READY COUTURE – A MAJOR COLLABORATION WITH VIETNAM’S EMERGING TALENT AND FRENCH COUTURE HOUSE ON AURA TOUT VU

Marking a key milestone in online fashion, this year will see the launch of Ready Couture – a groundbreaking online portal, which will be a bridge between couture and consumers. It is the only premium site offering access to Couture creations at Ready-to-Wear prices, designed by officially recognised couture designers. It represents a unique opportunity for international collaboration and a platform for emerging designers to bring couture talent and style to a worldwide audience. Its mission is to not only extend the reach of today’s best-in-class designers, but also to nurture tomorrow’s visionaries. Ready Couture provides a much-needed platform to bring these designers to a global market and provide them with a commercial opportunity to do so.

As part of this new initiative, two of Vietnam’s most exciting new couture talents Lý Giám Tiền and Hoàng Minh Hà have developed a special collection for Ready Couture. This has been overseen by Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov of French couture house On Aura Tout Vu who are the Creative Directors of Ready Couture. Audiences and guests will have an opportunity to see this collection first hand as part of a special showcase in October.

Commenting on the collaboration, Livia Stoianova, one of the Creative Directors of Ready Couture said, “We are delighted to be part of this exciting new platform. Both Yassen and I share a deep passion for couture and for promoting creative talent, and Ready Couture is a wonderful opportunity for us to do so. There is a tremendous range of talented young designers around the world, and Lý Giám Tiền and Hoang Minh Ha are two exceptional examples of this. We are looking forward to present their collections for Ready Couture as part of this year’s Vietnam International Fashion Week.”

COLLABORORATION WITH THE ASIAN COUTURE FEDERATION (ACF)

Vietnam International Fashion Week 2015 has once again received the support and endorsement of the Asian Couture Federation (ACF). This reflects the importance that the ACF places on Vietnam as a centre of creativity in the region and for the depth of talent that it represents. With both Nguyễn Công Trí as a Couturier Extraordinaire and Hoàng Minh Hà as a member designer of the ACF, and Lê Thị Quỳnh Trang as an ACF Governor, the partnership reinforces the ACF’s support of Vietnam. The collaboration also ensures that the Vietnam International Fashion Week gains global recognition and serves to fulfill the ACF’s mission to promote and nurture Asia’s leading couture talent.

Commenting on the collaboration, Emily Hwang, Vice President of the ACF said, “I am delighted that the Asian Couture Federation will be partnering with the Vietnam International Fashion Week 2015. It is a tremendous opportunity for ACF member designers to gain exposure in key markets such as Vietnam, and also for Vietnamese creative talent to gain wider awareness around the world. Vietnam has been a significant source of inspiration for us and I have no doubt that this year will once again demonstrate the depth of talent that exists there.”

ABOUT MULTIMEDIA JSC

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’s 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. For more information, please visit us at:

www.multimediajsc.com

www.projectrunway.com.vn

www.vietnamnexttopmodel.com

www.facebook.com/projectrunway.vietnam

www.facebook.com/vietnamnexttopmodel

www.facebook.com/VNIFW

ABOUT FIDÉ FASHION WEEKS

Co-Organised by FIDé Fashion Weeks, Vietnam International Fashion Week will deliver the highest show quality that will showcase exciting Vietnamese fashion talent by presenting them 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. For more information, please visit:

www.fidefashionweeks.com

www.facebook.com/FideFashionWeeks

www.instagram/FideFashionWeeks

www.twitter.com/FideFW

www.youtube.com/fidefashionweeks

www.vimeo.com/fidefashionweeks

www.plus.google.com/+fidefashionweeks

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. For more information, please visit:

www.asiancouturefederation.com

www.facebook.com/asiancouturefederation

www.instagram.com/asiancouturefederation’

www.twitter.com/asiancouturefed

www.youtube.com/user/asiancouturefed

www.plus.google.com/asiancouturefederation

MEDIA ENQURIES

For more information or any media enquiries relating to the Vietnam International Fashion Week, please contact the following:

Mr. Vu Cung, PR & Communications Manager
Mobile: (+84) 906 765 186

Email: [email protected]

For more information on Vietnam International Fashion Week including participating designers and schedule, please visit:

www.vietnaminternationalfashionweek.com