Vietnamese designer Nguyen Cong Tri (C) and his "Lua" collection (Source :thegioitre.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Domestic designers took the first show of Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016 (VIFW) by storm, which is taking place in Ho Chi Minh City from April 23-26 , Quan Doi Nhan Dan (People’s Army) newspaper reported.

This year VIFW includes 19 shows from 20 Vietnamese and foreign designers.

Vietnamese designer Nguyen Cong Tri opened the event with his latest haute couture creations, called Lua (Paddy), featuring 41 designs in Lanh My A, a rare silk made by artisans living in the southern province of An Giang. 

Tri, a member of the Asian Couture Federation (ACF), impressed audiences with “Lua” at Tokyo Fashion Week 2016 last month.

Cory Tran also dazzled with his collection “Giac mong Tokyo” (Tokyo dream), showcasing 40 creations made of brocade and embroidered silk with golden threads, featuring Japan’s ancient frescos. 

The three-day Việt Nam International Fashion Week 2016 highlights the latest collections by both Vietnamese and foreign designers, such as Le Thanh Hoa, Thuy Nguyen, Hoang Minh Ha, Nina Naustda of the UK and Dresscamp of Japan. -VNA