Taste of Heritage

Taste of Heritage

The latest collections are shown to the public. Photo: Khanh Long/VNP

Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week (AVIFW) Fall/ Winter 2022 held in Hanoi has inspired Vietnamese designers in preserving and promoting the beauty of Vietnamese cultural heritages and bringing a creative and artistic perspective in fashion to the public.

The fashion event drew the participation of 18 Vietnamese and international fashion designers and their brands.

Vietnamese designer Hoang Minh Ha opened AVIFW Fall/Winter 2022 with a collection highlighting the cultural heritage of northern Vietnam. Ha’s collaborative collection with Aquafina called “Suong” (Fog) featured 39 designs in blue, red and black sustainable fabrics. The designer used a 3D pattern-making technique to create structured gowns which recreate images of terraced rice fields and mountain passes in northern mountainous areas, but still highlight the beauty of Vietnamese women.


The runway was warmed up with “Det Nang Dong” (Weaving Winter Sunshine), a collection by Hanoi-based designer Duc Hung. With a passion for the delicate and meticulous beauty of the quilted jacket, a northern cultural trait, he skillfully transformed the jackets that were considered out of fashion into specific fashion items imbued with tradition.


Designer Thao Nguyen brought her “Lua” (Rice) collection to fashion week. Metiseko’s designers Andrey Charlers and Erwan Perzo introduced their collection “Verticale Hanoi” which reflects the images of Hanoi’s heritages, including Turtle Tower, Long Bien Bridge, Quang Ba flower market as well as Hoan Kiem Lake.

Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022 concluded with a fashion party from designer Vu Viet Ha. Ha’s collection themed “Consign the H’mong to the future” thrilled the audience with her designs of national identity with a performance by Miss H’Hen Nie. 


“Since the COVID-19 pandemic has been controlled, it’s time for us to rethink and regenerate to create a revolution towards sustainable development in fashion”.

Trang Le, President of the Vietnam International Fashion Week (VIFW) and the Council of ASEAN Fashion Designers (CAFD)


Story: Ngan Ha/VNP   Photos: Khanh Long   Translated by Nguyen Tuoi