Designer Do Trinh Hoai Nam and his assistant, designer Thao Giang, prepare traditional long robes for the event. (Photo: courtesy of the designer)

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Designer Do Trinh Hoai Nam has opened a fashion show at the Council of ASEAN Fashion Designers event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He presented the collection Women in Love showing designs made from taffeta, linen, silk, chiffon and velvet. The collection uses strong colours like red and orange.

Nam introduced luxurious gowns designed for international celebrities who attended the 71st Cannes Film Festival in May.

The collection of ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress) printed with national flags and signature heritage of the 22 countries which will participate in the Formula One race in Hanoi in April 2020 are on display at the three-day event in Kuala Lumpur. The collection made a debut early this month during a celebration held to announce that the F1 race will be brought to Vietnam.

The Council of ASEAN Fashion Designers (CAFD) is an independent non-profit organisation that facilitates ASEAN fashion and designers in the digital economy.

CAFD is the first ever fashion organisation to be accredited by the ASEAN Secretariat.

This is a supervising council to promote high quality ASEAN fashion, apparel and the ASEAN atelier industry moving forward. CAFD is created to impact the world and to empower its members in making their visions a commercial reality.

Nam said together with performances of Vietnamese signers Vu Cat Tuong and Isaac at the event, they tried to promote Vietnamese culture to the world.-VNS/VNA