A special fashion show featuring the unique traditional clothing of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) wowed crowds in Hanoi on September 8.

The event, the first of its kind between the two nations, was attended by Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan and RoK President Park Geun Hye, who is paying a State visit to Vietnam .

The harmonious combination between different versions of Vietnamese ao dai and Korean hanbok greatly impressed onlookers.

The collection “Royal dynasty” (Vuong trieu) by Vietnamese designer Si Hoang reflects the solemnity and splendour of royal ao dais as well as the resilience of the Vietnamese nation through vignettes of a phoenix and the sun on the costumes.

Meanwhile, the hanboks on show varied from simple daily dresses to sophisticated ceremonial ones, both aimed at introducing the people of the RoK and their special culture to the Vietnamese audience.

President Park Geun-hye said that she hopes this year’s event will help sustain the close friendship between the two nations and boost their future ties.-VNA