The “Vietnam’s Fashion Journey 2000-2023” exhibition, organized by Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam magazine, aims to provide fashion enthusiasts with insights into the diversity and progress of Vietnam’s fashion industry. The event showcases approximately 100 creations by Vietnamese designers who have played a significant role in the growth of the fashion scene in Vietnam, including Nguyen Cong Tri and Tuyet Le. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the designers’ backgrounds, collections, and achievements.
As a member of the Asian Couture Federation (ACF), Tri has contributed signature pieces to the exhibition. These include his remarkable collections such as “Em Hoa” (Flowers) at Tokyo Fashion Week 2017 and CONG TRI Fall/Winter 2019 at New York Fashion Week, which have gained international recognition. Tri’s designs have been worn by renowned figures like Adele, Beyoncé, and Jessica Chastain.
Tri, who secured the second prize at the 2001 Asian Young Fashion Designers Contest in Singapore, has actively participated in various fashion events both domestically and internationally, including Vietnam International Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Tokyo Fashion Week, and the Origin Passion and Belief Fair in Vicenza, Italy.
Meanwhile, Hanoi-based designer Le presents her exceptional creations, which have been admired by international celebrities such as Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, and Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Gabrena Ong. In recognition of her talent, Le received the Designer of the Year award at the Harper’s Bazaar Star Awards 2022.
According to Nguyen Tran Thien Huong, the editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam and head of the exhibition’s organizing committee, the “Vietnam’s Fashion Journey 2000-2023” exhibition aims to celebrate the remarkable achievements of Vietnam’s fashion industry in the early 21st century. Despite its relative youth, Vietnam’s fashion industry has experienced remarkable growth, warranting recognition for those who have contributed to its development.
Additionally, the exhibition highlights the impact of popular fashion reality shows in Vietnam, such as Vietnam’s Next Top Model and Project Runway Vietnam, which were launched in the 2010s to promote the fashion industry and modeling in the country.
Moreover, the exhibition includes a dedicated corner showcasing the traditional Vietnamese craft of silk and handloom weaving.
The “Vietnam’s Fashion Journey 2000-2023” exhibition is open to the public from 9am to 6pm until December 23. It is located in the Global City urban area, on Do Xuan Hop Street in An Phu Ward, Thu Duc City. Admission is free.