Five-flap long dress - a cultural heritage being forgotten Culture - Sports

Five-flap long dress - a cultural heritage being forgotten

Through the many ups and downs of history, the “ao dai” (traditional long dress) has been imprinted on the minds of Vietnamese as the national outfit. Meanwhile, the “ao dai ngu than” (five-flap long dress), which is considered the forerunner to the ao dai, has fallen into oblivion.
Spreading the beauty of ancient Vietnamese costumes Culture - Sports

Spreading the beauty of ancient Vietnamese costumes

With the rapid pace of fashion trends, antique Vietnamese costumes may well have been on the verge of oblivion. To preserve and spread their traditional beauty, however, a number of organisations and individuals in Ninh Binh province have held a series of photo tours to bring antique Vietnamese costumes closer to the public.
Beauty pageant promotes “ao dai” Culture - Sports

Beauty pageant promotes “ao dai”

The final round of an “ao dai” (Vietnam’s traditional long dress) pageant for the spouses of Vietnamese diplomats in Europe was recently held in Germany. Twenty-three finalists hit the catwalk in Dresden, promoting the beauty of the “ao dai” among international friends.
Cao Dai outfit preserving national heritage Videos

Cao Dai outfit preserving national heritage

Despite many changes, the traditional “ao dai”, or long dress, has long been a cultural symbol of Vietnam. Its beauty was also chosen by the Cao Dai religion - an indigenous religion in the country - as their religious outfit.
Vietnamese researchers, designers revive feudal-style Ao Dai Culture - Sports

Vietnamese researchers, designers revive feudal-style Ao Dai

Vietnamese Ao Dai (long dress) continues to defy fashion law, maintaining the quintessence of the Vietnamese identity despite global fashion trends that change like the wind. In the ancient capital of Hue, the traditional Ao Dai still prevails with those designers who retain the passion to preserve and revitalize the feudal-style Ao Dai for future generations.
Community Ao Dai week launched in Hue Videos

Community Ao Dai week launched in Hue

The Community Ao Dai Week was launched recently in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, to promote the beauty of Vietnam’s traditional outfit as well as local culture and tourism.