A model walks the catwalk during a press meeting about Vietnam Fashion Week in HCM City, held from May 12 to 18 (Source: vietnamnet.vn)
HCM City (VNA) - A Summer Party held on May 12 night in downtown HCM City for fashion industry insiders and guests kicked off activities for Vietnam Designers’ Fashion Week.

Organised for the second time in the country, the event, held from May 12-18, will give 10 top local designers and the nascent fashion industry a much-needed boost.

Famous designers and fashion houses that will present their collections at shows with 200 front-row seats.

They include Kelly Bui, Li Lam, Lea’s by Le Ha, Ha Linh Thu, Huy Vo, Cashew, Tai Le, Lien Pham Paris, Maschio and Xita.

During the last two days of Fashion Week, a fashion festival will be held where visitors can buy the latest designs showcased on previous days of the week.

The fashion event was founded in 2015 by the Dream Team, which includes Huong Color, Huy Can, Model Xuan Lan and Thai Ba Dung.

The first Fashion Week was organised in December last year.

The collection of fashion designer Huy Vo is due to be showcased at 5pm of May 13.

A show displaying Xita’s collection starts at 7pm on the same day, followed by the collection of Lea’s by Le Ha at 9pm.

On May 14, Ha Linh Thu’s collection will be unveiled at 5pm. Designs from Maschio will be on the runway at 7pm on the same day, followed by Cashew’s collections at 9pm.

The show of Lien Pham Paris is scheduled on 3pm on May 15, followed by Tai Le at 5pm.

Designer Li Lam will present her collection at 7pm, and Kelly Bui at 9pm.

Last year, the event attracted 11 veteran and young designers. ​
The international standard fashion event will be held at Saigon House at 77 Nguyen Hue street in HCM City’s District 1.-VNA