The upcoming event named “Our Ao Dai” will introduce more than 600 Vietnamese ao dai from 15 collections by 15 local designers, including famous names such as Minh Hanh, Ngoc Han, Chu La, Trinh Bich Thuy and Lan Huong.
The ao dai (Vietnamese traditional gown) will be worn by Miss Vietnam Ngoc Han, more than 400 models, actresses, and guests, including the spouses or partners of the ambassadors of Italy, India, Laos to Vietnam.
"Traditional Vietnamese materials will add a bold imprint of the national origin on the ao dai. If Vietnamese audiences are familiar with silk-made ao dai, for the first time they will know another wonderful material for making ao dai - hemp fabric, a friendly and pleasant material," said veteran ao dai designer Minh Hanh, the general director of the show.
These ao dai also show cultural exchanges with other countries, with motifs from the traditional cultural beauty of many countries around the world.
On this occasion, designers presented 15 ao dai to the Hanoi-based Vietnam Women's Museum.
Traditional ao dai are an important cultural heritage associated with the beauty of Vietnamese women. In recent years, many researchers have proposed that cultural authorities seek recognition of the ao dai as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Born and raised in Europe but Liisi has a special passion for Vietnamese Ao Dai (traditional gown) and Vietnamese silk products.