The schedule of events was announced at a press conference held at the French Consulate General Palace on Wednesday. The exciting lineup includes informative talks, impressive exhibitions, captivating film festivals, engaging competitions, and captivating performances showcasing notable individuals from both the French and Vietnamese fashion industries.

Fashion and Design season commences with a bang

The Consul General of France, Emmanuelle Pavillon Grosser, expressed her satisfaction with the previous season titled ‘Cuisine.’ This season, which took place from January to June, hosted a series of captivating events that showcased the diverse aspects of French and Vietnamese culinary arts.

Gain unique insights into topics such as the rich history of bread, the captivating world of culinary cross-pollination, the exquisite art of wine tasting, the intriguing diplomatic cuisine, the enticing realm of coffee, and the indulgent secrets of cocoa. Engage with renowned culinary experts from both nations for an enlightening experience.

The upcoming Fashion and Design season is set to dazzle audiences with its wide-ranging program, building upon the triumphs of previous years.

Our event will showcase a wide range of fashion and design discussions, upscale fashion evenings, exclusive fashion film festivals, and the eagerly awaited ‘Fashion in Paris’ competition.

Emmanuelle Charrier, the Director of the French Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, is pleased to announce the distinguished presence of renowned figures from the French fashion and perfume industries at our upcoming event. These esteemed guests include representatives from the esteemed French Fashion Institute as well as the prestigious French Federation for Fashion and Haute Couture.

Join our panel of experts as they engage in thought-provoking discussions on various topics within the fashion industry. Our knowledgeable panelists will provide insights on high-end fashion, sustainable fashion, environmentally-friendly design, and the world of perfume. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to expand your understanding of the fashion world and gain valuable insights from industry leaders. Secure your spot now!

Experience the captivating world of French haute couture and explore the fascinating evolution of the Vietnamese market in conjunction with the renowned French luxury goods industry. Join us as fashion enthusiasts for an insightful journey like no other.

The conference will examine the digital transformation in the fashion industry in France and Vietnam.

One of the noteworthy events during the Fashion and Design season is the esteemed ‘Fashion in Paris’ contest, taking place from June to October.

The press conference held at the French Consulate General Palace on September 20, 2023. Photo: Huynh Vy / Tuoi Tre

The press conference held at the French Consulate General Palace on September 20, 2023. Photo: Huynh Vy / Tuoi Tre

This competition offers an exceptional opportunity for emerging talents in the Vietnamese fashion design industry to showcase their expertise and stand out in the field.

A panel of esteemed individuals from the French and Vietnamese fashion industries will be responsible for choosing the top seven contestants to showcase their ideas.

Experience the opportunity of a lifetime! The winner will receive an exclusive prize: a fully sponsored two-week training trip to the renowned French Fashion Institute in Paris in 2024. Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of fashion and enhance your skills at one of the most prestigious institutions in the industry. Don’t miss out on this ultimate prize!

We are honored to present this remarkable opportunity that will foster the growth of talented individuals and forge stronger connections between the fashion industries of France and Vietnam.

Promoting Cultural Exchange Among Young People

One significant aspect of this event series is its focus on providing support to emerging Vietnamese designers and fostering a culture of creativity in Vietnam.

According to Charrier, the main objective of the season is to captivate the younger demographic. To achieve this, the fashion nights will primarily highlight Vietnamese models and designs instead of exclusively featuring French models and brands.

This event will also mark the inauguration of Mr. Charrier as the newly appointed director of the French Institute in Ho Chi Minh City.

In a recent interview with Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, Charrier expressed her main goal of promoting French culture in Vietnam. She emphasized that culture is a vast concept, which includes language, arts, and various other aspects.

The French Institute places significant importance on promoting and facilitating cultural exchange among young individuals.

According to Charrier, France has a strong interest in Vietnamese youth due to their sizable population. As a result, the French Institute organizes cultural activities that are closely aligned with the youth both presently and in the future.

The Fashion and Design season presents a vibrant opportunity for the convergence of French and Vietnamese fashion cultures, promoting mutual understanding and collaboration within the realm of style and design.

“The remarkable fashion event commemorates a significant achievement in the long-standing collaboration between France and Vietnam, offering an exciting year filled with creativity, inspiration, and innovation,” she stated.