05/04/2018 15:05 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

A symphony of silk

Through the language of fashion, Vietnam-Italy Fashion Week wowed the audience with a “symphony of silk” performance.

Vietnam-Italy Fashion Week took place in Dien Hong Garden in Hanoi when the afternoon shadows lengthened. The late afternoon light in Dien Hong Garden felt a bit like an afternoon in an Italian garden.

Introducing unique silk collections at the event, Vietnamese and Italian designers succeeded in showing the audience the creative exchange between the fashions of the two countries.

“Vietnam pays much attention to fashion and has many talented fashion designers. Fashion has been one of the most important cooperation events between the two countries. Vietnam-Italy Fashion Week is the opening part of the celebrations for the 45th anniversary of Italy-Vietnam diplomatic ties”. 
Italian Ambassador  to Vietnam Cecilia Piccioni

Vietnam-Italy Fashion Week is the opening part of the celebrations for the 45th anniversary
of Italy-Vietnam diplomatic ties

Themed “Sustainability”, the fashion designers select silk from Vietnam and Italy for their collections. 

Designer Phuong Thanh's collection.

Designer Nhi Hoang's collection.

Designer Cao Minh Tien's collection.

Designer Bianco Levrin's collection.

Designer Xuan Hao's collection.

Designer Del Valle Cortizas Diego's collection.

Designer Cong Huan's collection.

Huyen Nhung Nguyen's collection.

Designer Minh Hanh's collection.

Vietnamese fashion designer Minh Hanh has received a medal of Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy, conferred by the President of Italy, for her contributions to deepening cultural ties between Vietnam and Italy.
Twenty multi-styled designs made from silk, with hand-embroidered images of Vietnam, were introduced to fashion lovers by Vietnamese designer Minh Hanh.

Noteworthy were Vietnamese designer Phuong Thanh’s 18  designs which depicted a beautiful Vietnamese countryside. Combined with scarves branded Bao Loc Silk, the collection was like a breath of fresh air in fashion for the younger generation.

Besides the 15 Vietnamese designers, two Italian designers Michele Gaudimonte and Bianco Levrin and Spanish designer Del Valle Cortizas Diego took part in the event. As the first designer to participate in the fashion event in Vietnam, Michele Gaudimonte introduced his romantic silk collection. Gaudimonte said he would like to learn the technique of printing and embroidering on silk fabrics from Vietnamese designers.

"Selecting the silk from Vietnam and Italy to create a “flow” of Vietnam’s fashion is the aim of designers who wish to develop fashion from traditional values," designer Minh Hanh explained the idea of selecting silk to honor traditional values in the programme.

At Vietnam-Italy fashion week which took place from March 14-19, visitors had the opportunity to see artisans from silk villages of Hanoi and Bao Loc weaving silk in an exhibition called "the silk weaving process”./.

Silk products from Vietnam and Italy are displayed at Casa Italia.

Silk yarns displayed at the exhibition.

Artisans make silk products in "the silk weaving process” exhibition.

"The silk weaving process" exhibition attracts many visitors. 
Story: Ngan Ha Photos: Khanh Long