Ngoc Chau, the winner of Vietnam’s Next Top Model (season 7), will be the first model to perform at the VIFW (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The most unique and impressive collections will be on show at the Vietnam International Fashion Week (VIFW) in Hanoi next month, promising a turning point for the local fashion market by the year’s end.

The VIFW for the autumn-winter season is slated for November 1-6 at the Vietnam National Convention Centre. This will be the first time it is held in Hanoi after three successful seasons in Ho Chi Minh City, said VIFW founder and President Le Thi Quynh Trang told the media on October 10.

This time, the biggest international fashion event in Vietnam will feature more than 20 shows, over 20 domestic and foreign designers, along with hundreds of professional models.

Ngoc Chau, the winner of Vietnam’s Next Top Model (season 7), will be the first model to perform at the VIFW.

The Week is also expected to see the return of designers Cong Tri, Phuong My, Thuy Nguyen, Le Thanh Hoa and Adrian Anh Tuan, along with such brands as Canifa, Luala and PNJ, who used to take part in the previous seasons, Trang said.

She highlighted the “See now buy now” programme, which will provide spectators a chance to own their favourite designs after each show. Designs will be displayed at Trang Tien Plaza so that the public can have a closer look on them.

The VIFW will be held for the spring-summer season in HCM City and the autumn-winter season in Hanoi every year. It aims to not only introduce outstanding collections but also open up development opportunities for Vietnamese designers and fashion brands, she added.-VNA