(Source: fashion-tokyo.jp)

Tokyo (VNA) – Nine Vietnamese companies took part in Fashion World Tokyo 2018, which opened in Japan on October 22 and is considered the largest of its kind to date.

The three-day show has drawn the participation of 1,000 firms from 39 countries worldwide and is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Nguyen Trong Phi – Chairman of the Board of Directors at Giovanni Group, a luxury Vietnamese fashion company – said that Vietnamese businesses are capable of producing apparel of the quality that could compete against those made by global brands.

Won-hea Jeong, head of Sejong Collection, lauded the quality of the Vietnamese products of display, saying he hopes to soon collaborate with brands from Vietnam. Sejong Collection is a Korean manufacturer and exporter of metal fittings for leather goods, bags, shoes, and garments.

Exporters in the field said while it is easy to find a made-in-Vietnam garment product in Japan, Vietnamese fashion brands are practically non-existent in this market.

However, Phi said he is confident that his company can win over Japanese customers, opening the way for Vietnamese fashion brands to enter the country, which is one of the leading fashion markets in Asia and the world.

Vietnam earned 22.6 billion USD from exports of textiles and garments in the first nine months of this year.–VNA