18/11/2021 15:52 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

A designer’s love for Vietnamese silk

Designer Phuong Thanh has devoted much effort to raise silk to a new level on her journey in fashion. She is busy designing these days so that when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, she will further develop her fashion brand, imbued with Vietnamese culture.
Phuong Thanh has worked in the fashion field since 2005 right after graduating from university. At first, she chose many colorful fabrics such as cotton and linen. But after traveling around the country to silk weaving villages to learn about growing mulberries, raising silkworms, and the story of how the silkworm releases the silk, Phuong Thanh became passionate about silk material.

Silk is the most expensive natural fiber according to Phuong Thanh. It usually takes her 3-5 months to make a collection, depending on the level and details of the hand-made designs. The themes of her collections are often nature and traditional Vietnamese cultural art. After getting an idea, Thanh will choose silk colors to suit the collection and form that design.



Vietnam Silk House is where designer Phuong Thanh unleashes her creativity with Bao Loc's silk weavers.


Phuong Thanh has worked in the fashion field since 2005 right after graduating from university.


After traveling around the country to silk weaving villages to learn about growing mulberries and raising silkworms, Phuong Thanh chooses silk as the
main material for her designs. 



Images of the Vietnamese village shown through products by designer Phuong Thanh.



Silk scarves with elegant patterns. 



Hand-crafted details for the designs take a long time to complete.


Designer Phuong Thanh is happy when there is more and more foreigners know about Vietnamese silk.


A silk scarf designed by Phuong Thanh.



Lotus on silk products by Phuong Thanh. 



A silk product inspired by Vietnamese paintings. 

In the most recent collection, shown at the fashion show "Our Ao Dai" at the Temple of Literature - Quoc Tu Giam (Hanoi), Phuong Thanh put the colors and shapes of tulips on the ao dai made of organza silk. Stylizing 3D motifs, she made the layers of tulips stand out clearly on the soft silk background. She completed the organza silk combo with wide sleeves. As the models strode across the stage, the fluttering silk had the viewers mesmerized.

Phuong Thanh and Vietnam Silk House have been together for five years. At Vietnam Silk House, she unleashes her creativity with Bao Loc's silk weavers and does research to find more diverse products. In addition to ao dai and silk skirts, the silk scarves with images of Vietnamese villages such as storks, banyan trees, and river wharves are also popular with many Vietnamese and especially foreigners looking for gifts. "This makes me happy. I hope that Vietnamese silk and culture will be known to many foreigners," said Phuong Thanh.



Designer Phuong Thanh at the fashion show "Our Ao Dai" at the
Temple of Literature - Quoc Tu Giam (Hanoi). 









In the most recent collection, shown at the fashion show "Our Ao Dai" at the
Temple of Literature - Quoc Tu Giam (Hanoi), Phuong Thanh put the colors and
shapes of tulips on the ao dai made of organza silk. 

Story: Ngan Ha        Photos: Nguyen Luan & Phuong Thanh's files        Translated by Hong Hanh