The brocade costume collection, created by designer Thach Linh, draws inspiration from ethnic Vietnamese costumes using silk combined with unique motifs and other accessories, all of which have been meticulously made by hand.

The fashion show is the first activity of contestants of the Miss Tourism World pageant which is getting underway in Vietnam for the first time.

As many as 71 contestants will go on a tour of several tourist destinations throughout the northern region, including Ninh Binh, Hanoi, Phu Tho, Moc Chau, and Vinh Phuc, with numerous activities ono schedule till November 26.

The final round of the pageant is scheduled to run between November 27 and December 3, with the grand finale due to take place on December 3 in Vinh Phuc.

First launched in 1991, Miss Tourism World has developed to become one of the five largest beauty pageants in the world.

The contest is also expected to help popularise tourism in the host nation.