Eco-friendly ao dai designs on show at London fundraising event

Environmentally friendly designs of ao dai, a traditional costume of Vietnam, left impression at a recent diplomatic multicultural fundraising event in London.

The first-ever event, held by the Young Diplomats in London – a voluntary organisation on May 11, aimed to honour traditional cultural values and arts of countries and promote mutual understanding among diplomatic and local communities. It was attended by over 20 foreign embassies which showcased their national costumes.

The Vietnamese Embassy brought to the programme eight ao dai designs.

This ao dai collection was chosen to introduce to international and British friends not only the culture or ao dai of Vietnam but also its determination on environmental protection and green and sustainable development.

Aside from showing national costumes, organisers also introduced many artworks, typical fashion products, and traditional dishes of countries.

They said they hope the event will be held annually to help connect diplomatic and local communities, popularise and preserve cultural heritage of countries, and enrich cultural diversity in London./.