Art & Entertainment Headlines December 23

Paintings on traditional materials like lacquer, silk, and do paper by eight Ha Noi artists are on display at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum.

Vietnamese awarded at Miss ASEAN contest The organisers of the competition said Thanh Vy's confidence and beauty shone out above her rivals, securing her victory and a place in the top three. Vietnam sent two representatives to the pageant: Pham Huong, F-Idol 2011 winner, and Dong Thanh Vy, an accounting student. Last year, Vietnamese beauty Dieu Han was crowned at the contest. Miss ASEAN 2013 was a girl named Amande Leong Li Ting from Singapore, and the first runner up was Amelia Thripura Henderson from Malaysia. The glitzy final was recorded on Fashion TV and is expected to be broadcast later this year. Traditional Japanese culture on display in Hanoi Hanoi's Vietnam National Museum of History will presentan exhibition of traditional Japanese culture and history from January 16 to March 9, 2014. The exhibition includes 70 artifacts covering ancient Japanese pottery, Japanese Buddhist sculpture, the Japanese war against Mongol invasion, and Samurai traditions. Examples … [Read more...]

Ha Noi painters show perfect strokes

Lacquer landscape: Mien Duyen Hai (Coastal Region) by Ha Noi-based Hoang Nam Thai is one of 90 works on display by Ha Noi artists at an exhibition at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum.

HCM CITY (VNS) — Paintings on traditional materials like lacquer, silk, and do paper by eight Ha Noi artists are on display at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum. Gio Song Hong (Wind from the Red River), which opened yesterday, showcases 90 works featuring landscapes, lifestyles, and beautiful women from the Hong (Red) River Delta. Le Thi Hoan, the oldest of the eight artists, said the exhibition sought to bring images of peaceful and idyllic villages and beautiful ethnic women from the north. Her own preferred materials are lacquer and water colour on silk and bright colours like red, blue, and green, especially to depict women in the northern mountains - like in Nguoi Dan Ba va Ruong Bac Thang (Woman in Terraced Rice Field) and Sau Buoi Le Nha Tho (After a Church Meeting). The 68-year-old has brought eight lacquers and four watercolour on silk works. A graduate of the Viet Nam Fine Arts University, she has held several solo and group exhibitions in Viet Nam and South Korea. Hoang … [Read more...]

Catholic parish anticipates joyful holiday

Bird's eye view: Xuan Kien Commune Party Secretary Bui Ngoc Anh (right) at the top of Thanh Danh Church in neighbouring Xuan Tien Commune, where residents celebrate both Christmas and Tet. — VNS Photo Truong Vi

Despite an often tumultuous history, Vietnamese Catholics have held onto their sacred traditions, particularly in this heartland of the Catholic faith, where many residents have followed Christianity for years. Nguyen My Ha reports. It was a foggy morning when we set out for the Kien Lao parish in Nam Dinh Province. Along the road, lines of longan trees with their almost-perfectly round canopies looked like giant mistletoes hanging above the white fog. After nearly two hours, the imposing new dome of an unmistakably brand new Catholic Church held our attention. We had arrived Kien Lao, one of the most populated parishes in the Bui Chu Catholic Diocese. Ushering us in via a private entrance to the church, the Party Secretary of the Xuan Kien Commune, Bui Ngoc Anh said, "Our commune has a small number of Catholics - just 200 households of nearly 10,000 members. But in our neighbouring commune, Xuan Tien, 12,000 of 15,000 residents are Catholics." He took us to a reception room … [Read more...]

Catholic parish anticipates joyful holiday

Bird's eye view: Xuan Kien Commune Party Secretary Bui Ngoc Anh (right) at the top of Thanh Danh Church in neighbouring Xuan Tien Commune, where residents celebrate both Christmas and Tet. — VNS Photo Truong Vi

Despite an often tumultuous history, Vietnamese Catholics have held onto their sacred traditions, particularly in this heartland of the Catholic faith, where many residents have followed Christianity for years. Nguyen My Ha reports. It was a foggy morning when we set out for the Kien Lao parish in Nam Dinh Province. Along the road, lines of longan trees with their almost-perfectly round canopies looked like giant mistletoes hanging above the white fog. After nearly two hours, the imposing new dome of an unmistakably brand new Catholic Church held our attention. We had arrived Kien Lao, one of the most populated parishes in the Bui Chu Catholic Diocese. Ushering us in via a private entrance to the church, the Party Secretary of the Xuan Kien Commune, Bui Ngoc Anh said, "Our commune has a small number of Catholics - just 200 households of nearly 10,000 members. But in our neighbouring commune, Xuan Tien, 12,000 of 15,000 residents are Catholics." He took us to a reception room … [Read more...]

The best designs at Vietnam Fashion Week

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VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnam Fashion Week Spring Summer 2013 took place in Hanoi from December 22-25. The show featured the latest collections from 23 Vietnamese designers, including the final Vietnam Design Star Contest trio of Tang Thanh Cong, Quang Nhat, and Ha Duy. A "Ready to Wear" night and an "Haute Couture" night were two of the week's highlights. During the week, Viet Thang Textile Company made debut creative collections with designs from Van Hien, Van Khoa, Bich Ha, and Hong Vuong. Charming Ly presented a collection inspired by the calla lily, Duc Hai showcased "Alice Dream", Vo Cong Khanh unveiled the new season's street sport style, and Minh Hanh introduced her most birdsong-inspired embroidery designs at the event. Many of the fashion industry's leading models - such as Ngoc Han, Hoang Anh, Nguyen Thi Loan, Vuong Thu Phuong, Lan Khue, My Van, Mai Giang, and Phuoc Hanh - performed latest designs during the week. Below are the best casual outfits introduced at the … [Read more...]

Vietnam Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014

(CPV) - The Vietnam Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 will be held at the S14 film studio of Vietnam Television in Hanoi from December 22-25. The participation of the best three of the Vietnam Design Star Contest, including designer Tang Thanh Cong, Quang Nhat and Ha Duy, will be one of the new features of the Vietnam Spring-Summer Fashion Week 2014. This year's work features a series of collections by 23 designers during three "Ready To Wear" nights and one "Haute Couture". This is the first time the haute couture collections have been introduced in the Vietnam Fashion Week. Spring Summer 2014. At this year's event, Viet Thang Textile Company and its designers Van Hien, Van Khoa, Bich Hà, Hong Vuong will showcase creation and applicability. It will also look toward the current domestic market and showcase the Vietnamese culture and spirit as well. The Vietnam Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 will also feature the participation of famous models such as Miss Ngoc Han, the [Unknown A1] … [Read more...]

New frocks to hit Vietnam Fashion Week

Hundreds of new items by 23 designers from all over the country will be showcased at the upcoming Vietnam Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014, held in Hanoi between December 22 and 25. The designers include well-known Minh Hanh and Cong Khanh as well as Tang Thanh Cong, Quang Nhat and Ha Duy, new faces from the Vietnam Fashion Star contest. They will display their ready-to-wear designs from December 22 to 24, while 16 will join the first-ever haute couture fashion night on December 25. A fashion fair selling all the items will take place at Tan My Design, 61 Hang Gai Street , on December 26. "This is a new feature of the annual fashion week," said designer Minh Hanh, an organising member, at a press conference on December 20. "We sell the designs to make sure that the items meet the taste of domestic customers, the very first challenge of any fashion product by Vietnamese designers." Hanh explained that the Vietnamese fashion market in the past few years has been in need of … [Read more...]

Hanoi hosts Fashion Week Spring Summer 2013

(VOV) -Vietnam Fashion Week Spring Summer 2013 will take place at Vietnam Television's S14 film studio in Hanoi from December 22-25. Exhibition on Italy fashion Southern hub brings colours to fashion scene Vietnamese fashion to receive French showcase The fashion show will feature the latest collections from 23 Vietnamese designers, including the final Vietnam Design Star Contest trio of Tang Thanh Cong, Quang Nhat, and Ha Duy. A "Ready To Wear" night and a "Haute Couture" night are two of the week's highlights. Viet Thang Textile Company will debut creative collections with designs from Van Hien, Van Khoa, Bich Ha, and Hong Vuong. Charming Ly will present a collection inspired by the calla lily, Duc Hai will showcase "Alice Dream", Vo Cong Khanh will unveil the new season's street sport style, and Minh Hanh will introduce her most birdsong-inspired embroidery designs. Many of the fashion industry's leading models—such as Ngoc Han, Hoang Anh, Nguyen Thi Loan, Vuong Thu Phuong, Lan … [Read more...]

Charming lace, chiffon designs at the Vietnam Fashion Week

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VietNamNet Bridge - Lace and chiffon will be the major materials in the spring-summer 2013.White color at the Vietnam fashion week Designs performed at the first day of Vietnam Fashion Week Three beauty queens in different stylesOn December 8, the final night of the Vietnam Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2013, the collections by Cong Khanh, Chula (Spain), Viet Ha, Ta Spirit, Minh Hanh and Quang Huy were introduced. In these collections, lace and chiffon are the main materials. … [Read more...]

Spring-Summer Fashion Week opens

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Nhan Dan - Nearly 20 collections featuring 600 works by designers from across the country are being introduced at the Vietnam Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2013, held at the Daewoo Hotel in Hanoi from December 6-8. … [Read more...]

Vietnam Fashion Week Spring Summer opens on Thursday

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Thoa Nguyen The show will feature 19 collections with more than 600 creations by 19 local fashion designers. Talking about the trend for next year’s spring and summer, designer Minh Hanh said that the material of mixed and relaxed fabric is the main trend as it can help producers reduce costs and the cloth is easy to maintain for customers. … [Read more...]

Vietnam Fashion Week unveils Spring-Summer designs

Twenty Vietnam designers will unveil nearly 1000 of their latest designs at Vietnam Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2011 at the Consulate General of France in HCMC's District 1 at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Veteran designers like Minh Hanh, Viet Lien, Trong Nguyen and Quang Huy will join colleagues from Viet Thang Corporation - Hong Vuong, Van Khoa and Bich Ha and free-lance designers including Tuan Huy, Duc Hai, Van Vo, Hung Viet, Cuong Thinh, Thanh Huyen, Hien Le Hai Long-The Huy, Le Hang, Minh Minh, Bao Kim, Minh Hoa and Dang Khoa at the parade. Wife of the consul general of France in HCMC, Boivineau Bich Hue inspects a crocodile leather wallet by Ton Phat Crocodile at the fashion-week press conference on Thursday - Photo: Kieu Giang "I have witnessed the development of Vietnam's fashion industry and I'm truly impressed by the creativeness of young and talented designers," Gérard Boivineau, the French consul general in HCMC, said at the press conference on Thursday. "That's … [Read more...]

VN Fashion Week set HCMC style-philes

A design by Hoai Sang is presented in the fashion show.

Twenty-two Vietnamese designers showcases over 1,000 fashions at the French Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City December 11-12. Vietnam Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 is the biggest fashion show in the country and the event marks Vietnam's entrance into the Asian Fashion Federation. The French Consulate General in HCM City, Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex), Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas), Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association (Lefaso), and the Vietnam Fashion and Design Institute (Fadin) are organizing the event. Local fashion designers Trong Nguyen, Thien Trang and Ngoc Dieu will present more than 100 fashions from top-name brands such as Sanciaro, Mahattan, T-up, and Viettien Smart Casual on December 11. New collections from many other Vietnamese designers including Quang Huy, Hien Le, and Minh Minh will also be exhibited on the day. On December 12, Hong Vuong, Van Khoa and Bich Ha of the Viet Thang Textile Company; and Minh Hanh, … [Read more...]

Designers gear up for Fashion Week

Six leading designers of Vietnam's two premier fashion companies, Viet Tien and Viet Thang, and 16 freelance designers will take part in Vietnam Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2010 in HCM City on December 11-12. The catwalk event will feature nearly 1,000 designs made with high-quality materials, including metallic fabrics in bright colours, and checked and striped patterns. The event is organised by the consulate, the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex), the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas), the Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association (Lefaso) and the Vietnam Fashion and Design institute (Fadin). The two-day fair is an opportunity for the Vietnam fashion industry to show off its latest products and the talent of its up-and-coming designers. More than 40 models from leading fashion agencies, like New Talent in Hanoi and HCM City, will participate in the event, as will make-up artist Anh Khoa and his staff. The event will be held at the … [Read more...]

Cao lau noodles gain recognition

QUANG NAM (VNS) — The speciality cao lau noodle of Hoi An ancient town in the central province of Quang Nam has been recognised as an Asian Record dish by the Asian Records Organisation. Earlier, the profile of the speciality was completed and submitted to the organisation by the Viet Nam Record Book Centre (Vietking) in September. A foremost traditional Hoi An food, the dish consists of square noodles topped with pork slices, spice vegetables, bean sprouts and crispy rice crac. After mi Quang (Quang noodle), cao lau noodle is the second speciality of Quang Nam to be recognised by the Asian Records Organisation. . — VNS … [Read more...]

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 concert prepares for debut

The concert, under the baton of Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji, will feature the Republic of Korea's alto vocalist Soo Yun Chung, Taiwanese tenor Claude Lin, and Vietnamese soprano Ha Pham Thang Long. (VOV) - The Hanoi Opera House will host performances ofBeethoven's famous Symphony No. 9 on December 26 and 27, marking the composer's 250th birthday and encouraging Northeast Asian cultural exchanges. The orchestra combines soloists with members of Vietnamese orchestras and the Japanese Ashikaga City Orchestra. The series of Symphony No. 9 performances will tour, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan and China from its Vietnamese debut until 2020. … [Read more...]

Dong Son Culture exhibition in Malaysia

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Vietnam National History Museum in coordination with Malaysia National Museum is hosting an exhibition on Dong Son Culture at the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur until May 5. The exhibition aims to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the discovery of the Dong Son Civilization in 1924. The event will have 100 displays of the Dong Son Civilization promoting Vietnamese traditional culture and history. Scholar R. Heine Geldern named the Dong Son Culture in 1934 after finding a resemblance between bronze objects excavated in Dong Son ancient village along the banks of Ma River in Thanh Hoa Province, and finding artifacts dating back to the Metal Age in Vietnam in 1924. The Dong Son Culture is located in the North of Vietnam spanning the Northern border to Deo Ngang mountain to Ha Tinh and Quang Binh Province near Red River, Ma River and Lam River. … [Read more...]

Japanese traditional artifacts on display in Hanoi

(Cinet)- The Vietnam National History Museum in cooperation with the General Department of Japanese Culture and the Kyushu National Museum will hold exhibition of traditional Japanese culture and history in Vietnam National Museum of history, from January 16 to March 9, 2014. The exhibition includes 70 artifacts covering ancient Japanese pottery, Japanese Buddhist sculpture, the Japanese war against Mongol invasion and Samurai traditions. Examples of Yayoi Period pottery, Kamanura Period hyogo-gusari-tachisttyle sword mounting, and Edo Period Gusokuarmour are particular highlights. Museum visitors will also have the chance to examine relics from early Vietnamese-Japanese trade exchanges on loan from the Kyushu National Museum. … [Read more...]

Traditional Japanese culture on display in Hanoi

(VOV) -Hanoi's Vietnam National Museum of History will presentan exhibition of traditional Japanese culture and history from January 16 to March 9, 2014. Hanoi to host Japan New Year festival Photo exhibition marks Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties Vietnam-Japan piano festival premieres The exhibition includes 70 artifacts covering ancient Japanese pottery, Japanese Buddhist sculpture, the Japanese war against Mongol invasion, and Samurai traditions. Examples of Yayoi Period pottery, Kamanura Period hyogo-gusari-tachisttyle sword mounting, and Edo Period Gusokuarmour are particular highlights. Museum visitors will also have the chance to examine relics from early Vietnamese-Japanese trade exchanges on loan from the Kyushu National Museum. The exhibition is collaboration between the Vietnam National History Museum, the General Department of Japanese Culture, and the Kyushu National Museum. … [Read more...]