Fashion designer Thierry Vincienne Thierry Vincienne made the decision to renew himself by visiting other continents despite having a stable number of customers in France and some countries in the region. His companion in coming to Asia was a suitcase. After going to scores of nations, visiting and doing business there, he at last decided Vietnam would be his final destination. At his first time in Vietnam, he regarded Vietnam - a far-away but not strange land – as his second fatherland. He has now been in Vietnam for 12 years. His feelings about Vietnam are the same as at the first meeting, although now he can speak a little Vietnamese. Thierry has been the main designer of NEM NEW since 2002. In addition, he is a reporter for VTV’s weather forecast programme and other television shows. Hereafter is a talk with him. - France is named Land of Fashion, so why did you choose Vietnam as a place to live and work? And what is the reason you have settled in Ho Chi Minh City, … [Read more...] about Ao dai has enchanted me for years!
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Minh Thu wears the ao dai for charity Besides small embroidered paintings, Vietnamese candidate Minh Thu has brought an ao dai to the Miss World 2007 pageant contest for a charity auction on November 21. This orange ao dai was designed by Duc Hung, with Ha Long Bay patterns embroidered on the front lap. The colourful ao dai and some embroidered paintings will be sold for charity in Beijing on November 21 evening at an auction organised by the Chinese Red Cross. The Vietnamese girl was not successful in the Miss Sea sub-contest last Saturday when she was not named in the top 20. The organising board divided 106 contestants into four groups, Asia-Pacific, America, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, the Caribbean and Africa and Minh Thu is in the fourth group, Asia-Pacific. The top 2-3 beauties of these groups will enter the semi-final round. The top six beauties of the semi-final round will be interviewed to choose the winner. Source: Dan Tri … [Read more...] about Ao dai sold for charity at Miss World 2007
The final portion of the Miss Universe 2008 pageant on Monday honored the winners with some additional keepsakes. Taliana Vargas performs in Lien Huong's ao dai at the Duyen Dang Ao Dai show held in HCMC on June 24 … [Read more...] about All eyes on ao dai at Miss Universe
Vo Viet Chung, the first Vietnamese fashion designer to be introduced by international fashion channel Fashion TV, has a big surprise for fans and audiences with her project to design an ao dai with 1,000m of cloth. Hoi Trung Duong, the name of this giant ao dai, will be made to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi capital and will be in the Vietnam Record Book. Chung said the ao dai will be completed in June 2008. So far, it is half finished and has already cost VND1 billion. "When I attended a training course in Italy in 2001-2002, I saw a night gown by a European designer that was 100m long. I thought to myself, I will do that with a Vietnamese ao dai, and in early 2007 I began working on the project," Chung said. Chung said it will be traditional, featuring nine flying dragons on the laps, which symbolize the nine rivers in the Mekong Delta. She is using 1,000m of cloth, commemorating the 1,000 year old capital of Hanoi. Looking at the ao dai, one can see … [Read more...] about Gargantuan ‘ao dai’ commemorates history, tradition
Young fashion designer Ngo Nhat Huy has agreed to design ao dai for contestants of the Mrs. Vietnam 2009 and Mrs. World 2010.Huy said he would design around 150 ao dai each for the semi-round and the finals of Mrs. Vietnam 2009 and Mrs. World 2010. At the semi-final round of Mrs. Vietnam 2009 in HCM City, contestants will wear reformed ao dai. In the finals, they will be supplied with traditional ao dai, which are designed based on the characteristics of each region in Vietnam.The Ao dai for Mrs. World 2010 will be traditional, using the two colours of the Vietnamese flag – red and yellow.Ngo Nhat Huy becomes famous for his ao dai collections, entitled “Huyen Thoai Hoa” (Legend of Flowers – 2004), “Diep Khuc Hoa” (Flower Refrain – 2005) and “Hoa Nhiet Doi” (Tropical Flowers – 2006).The semi-finals of Mrs. Vietnam 2009 will be held in Hanoi on August 22 and in HCM City on August 31. The final round will take place in the … [Read more...] about Ngo Nhat Huy to design ao dai for Mrs. Vietnam, Mrs. World