16/09/2014 22:03 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

“Still Believing” Fashion Show

“Still Believing” was the theme of a fashion show and exhibition featuring eight young graduates from London College for Fashion Studies.
It was not only a graduate fashion show, but also the first chance for the graduates to affirm their position in the Vietnamese fashion sector.

The first hit of the night was the collection “The Dance of the Puppets” by Pham Thuy Linh showing street style clothes with patterns inspired by Vietnamese puppets and landscapes. “Flying Wishes” by Le Phuong Thao contained curves inspired by shapes of kites featuring the pink and grey colours.

 Nguyen Thu Hien used several materials of silk, taffeta and linen and delicate designs to make gowns that are fit for stunning women.

Eight young graduates of London College for Fashion Studies showcase 48 designs
at the “Still Believing” fashion show and exhibition. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP
Pham Thuy Linh’s collection surprises the audience with a combination of modern and traditional features.
Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP

"Flying Wishes” by Le Phuong Thao features pink and grey along with curved lines inspired by the shape of kites.
Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP

“Ghiaccio” by Nguyen Hong Nhung is a harmonious blend of silk and transparent PVC materials with
snowflake-shape stones and crystal decorations. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP

Le Thi Lan Huong’s collection is elegantly coloured with purple, grey, black and white. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP
Danielle G. Gaanderse Rustwijk combined printed patterns with colours to form an elegant and feminine collection.
Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP

Nguyen Ngoc Le uses black and green to create a modern and youthful collection. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP
Nguyen Thu Hien used several materials of silk, taffeta and linen and delicate designs to make gowns
that are fit for stunning women. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP
Men’s oversized coats and sweaters in a collection called “Vagabond” by Nguyen Xuan Ha An with a complicated technique of material processing and sewing brought the feeling of lively European festivals. The only foreigner showcasing at the show, Danielle G. Gaanderse Rustwijk from the Netherlands, impressed the audience with fresh and elegant feminine seduction with a collection of swimwear and loungewear called “Rajasthan”

Other collections, “Divine Proportion” by Le Thi Lan Huong, “Ghiaccio” (Ice) by Nguyen Hong Nhung, “Secluded Intellectual” by Nguyen Ngoc Le and “Immersed Underwater” by Nguyen Thu Hien were also good choices for women aged from 22 to 35.

Presenting at the show, Mr. Chris Brown, Country Director of British Council Vietnam stated: “Collections of these eight young designers all show their personal ideas and they have shown their endless creativity by these stunning creations. I hope that there will be more and more students at London College for Fashion Studies to engage in British Council’s fashion activities, for instance the “Young Creative Entrepreneur” Award for fashion designers, in order to connect with the London fashion industry in the UK.”

Besides the show, several activities are held in celebration of graduation day
at London College for Fashion Studies. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP

The fashion show brings the viewers a general view on the work of young designers. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP
At the fashion show, designer Nguyen Ngoc Le was awarded the “Better Together” scholarship to continue studying at the University of the West in England. This is the university’s annual scholarship, including 50% of the tuition fee for excellent students in Hanoi.

On the sidelines of the show, there were other interesting activities for fashion-lovers such as consultancy on fashion style, displaying outlined designs and accessories and presenting clips about activities for the community of a project called “New Clothes for a New Academic Year” to provide new clothes for disadvantaged children in remote areas./.
Story: Ngan Ha - Photos: Viet Cuong