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...]