Life in Vietnam during the 1980s was known as Thoi bao cap, the Subsidy Period, which came after the country gained liberation in 1975. Basic necessities were all in very short supply and only available using government ration cards and stamps.
In the wake of the war, fashion was certainly not a priority for most Vietnamese folks, whose minds were occupied by daily necessities like rice, meat and condensed milk.
Photos courtesy of Michel Blanchard and others
Vietnam Fashion Fair 2008 – VFF 2008 will be organized by the Vietnam National Textile & Garment Group (Vinatex) and Vietfair, will take place from Nov 19 – 24 at Friendship Culture Palace, No 91 Tran Hung Dao Str, Hanoi. The fair, with the participation of more than 250 booths of nearly 150 Vietnamese and international enterprises, will attract leading textile and garment manufacturers, accessory suppliers, leather and footwear companies and active fashion designers, etc. VFF 2008 introduces to the consumers the newest fashion trend of Vietnam and the world. Products on display are fashion collection, leather and footwear products, jewellery made…... [read more]
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(Cinet)- Fashion Week spring-summer 2013 will open at the Hanoi Daewoo Hotel on the evening of December 6. This is information given at the press conference to introduce "Fashion Week spring-summer 2013", organised by Fashion Design Institute on December 05, in Hanoi. The Vietnam Fashion week 2013 will introduce 19 collections of 19 designers in the country with almost 600 latest fashion designs.“The trend of Spring and Summer 2013 will be gentle and peaceful,” said creator Minh Hanh.Young designers have made clothes that are highly practical. Design graduate Ta Linh will make his debut with a collection of garments from…... [read more]
More than 200 enterprises joined the opening of the 2014 Vietnam Fashion Fair (VIFF 2014) at the Tan Binh Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on September 24. Entitled “Shining Vietnamese Fashion”, the exhibition’s approximately 300 stalls are showcasing the garment and textile industry’s latest product ranges, as well as new collections for the new fashion season. Famous brand names such as Viet Tien, Nha Be, Duc Giang, May 10, Hoa Tho and Hanosimex have all scheduled special displays during the event. The annual fair provides an ideal platform for Vietnamese garment and textile firms to exchange…... [read more]
(Cinet)- The Vietnam Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2013, showcasing the creativity of 18 home-grown and foreign designers, officially opens on April 18, at the Hanoi Daewoo Hotel. According to Minh Hanh, representative of the show’s organising board, this year focuses on new, easy to maintain materials and styles that harmonise the traditional and modern and help producers reduce costs. The participating designers are also expected to offer an number of unique surprises for the audiences during the week. The designs reflect young, elegant, luxurious styles cut with the latest techniques and made from felt, denim, lace, and cotton dyed in…... [read more]
The Vietnam Fashion Fair 2011 takes place from December 19 to 25 at the Vietnam Exhibition Fair Centre (VEFAC), 148 Giang Vo Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. The seven-day event is organised by the VEFAC, the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex), the Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association (Lefaso), and the Vietnam Gold Trading Association (VGTA). Mr Le Tien Truong, Deputy General Director of Vinatex, said: The fashion fair offers more than 400 booths for 200 exhibitors to showcase their apparels, footwear, jewelleries, cosmetics and other items on a space covering some 8,000 square metres. The event also attracts exhibitors…... [read more]
Vietnam Fashion Fair 2007 (VFF 2007) will be held in the Ho Chi Minh City International Exhibition Centre (HIEC) at 446-518 Hoang Van Thu Street, Tan Binh Street, Ho Chi Minh City from June 1-6, 2007. VFF 2007 will be co-hosted by Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas) and Vietnam Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex).VFF 2007 will introduce production and export capacities of garment and textile companies in Vietnam to domestic and foreign customers, reflecting the latest developments of the Vietnamese fashion industry. At the same time, this is also a good rendezvous for material suppliers, fashion designers and producers.…... [read more]
Nhan Dan Online - More than 200 enterprises joined the opening of the 2014 Vietnam Fashion Fair (VIFF 2014) at the Tan Binh Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on September 24. Themed ‘Shining Vietnamese Fashion’, the exhibition’s approximately 300 stalls are showcasing the garment and textile industry’s latest product ranges, as well as new collections for the new fashion season. Famous brand names such as Viet Tien, Nha Be, Duc Giang, May 10, Hoa Tho and Hanosimex have all scheduled special displays during the event. The annual fair provides an ideal platform for Vietnamese garment and…... [read more]
NDO - Over 100 enterprises participated in the Vietnam Fashion, Fabric and Garment Machinery Expo which opened at the Friendship and Cultural Palace in Hanoi on November 25. The event was held jointly by the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The exhibition aimed to help bolster links among textile enterprises both at home and abroad, offering them a chance to discuss ways to promote garment exports to other countries. The exhibition also features some of the latest machinery designs, equipment and facilities as well as materials, fabrics and garment accessories. A number…... [read more]
More than 150 local and foreignclothing companies are taking part in the 2009 Vietnam Fashion Fair atthe HCM City International Exhibition and Convention Centre, whichbegan on July 8.The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) and VietnamTextile and Apparel Association (Vitas), in cooperation with theVietnam Leather and Footwear Association (Lefaso), organised the event,which features 240 stalls displaying the latest industry wares.The organisers hope the six-day fair will encourage local garmentcompanies to develop new partnerships and create promotional andmarketing options at home and abroad.Leading garment companies in Hanoi and HCM City , such as Viet Tien,Viet Thang, Phuong Dong, Phong Phu…... [read more]