Vietnamese designer to unveil newest ‘ao dai’ creations in Canada

Famous Vietnamese designer Vo Viet Chung will unveil his latest collection of Vietnamese traditional ‘ao dai’ at the "Gala ‘ao dai’ Canada 2019" from July 13-19.

Miss Vietnam Beauty International 2016 Quynh Thy wears an ao dai in the Xuan Thi collection (Photo courtesy of the designer)


The collection, titled ‘Xuan Thi’ (Youthhood), features 15 ‘ao dai’ that the HoChi Minh City-based designer created especially for the event.

The 45-year-old designer said the dresses include rich 3D embroidered flowerypatterns while retaining the traditional form that exposes the body'scurves.   

“Together with vibrant flowery patterns, which are symbolic images of youngVietnamese women, I use bright colours such as mustard yellow, light olivegreen, beige and pink pastel," he said.

"All of these colours suit the charm and elegance of the Vietnamesetraditional dress in particular and the femininity of Vietnamese women ingeneral,” he said.

Miss Vietnam Beauty International 2016 Quynh Thy will be among the modelspresenting Chung’s ‘ao dai’ collection in Canada.

The "Gala ‘ao dai’ Canada 2019" is a cultural and gastronomy event,aiming to promote Vietnamese cultural values among Vietnamese people livingabroad as well as local people.

The event will take place in the Woodbridge suburban community in Vaughan cityin southern Ontario, Canada.

As a famous ‘ao dai’ designer in Vietnam, Chung started his design career inthe fashion industry in the early 1990s, and founded his own brand Vo VietChung in 1994. Chung and his creations have been presented on the Fashion TVchannel.

In 2007, he was honoured by UNESCO for his restoration and application of LanhMy A, a rare and refined type of Vietnamese silk.

In November 2014, he was the only Asian designer selected for the seventhLeonard Simpson’s 10 Best Dressed Awards in the US.

In 2016, Chung was named as the “Best International Designer” and “ExcellentDesigner of the Year – Asian Region” by the US Fashion Forward programme.-VNA

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