Vietnamese models Hoang Thuy (Hoang Thi Thuy) and Nguyen Thi Tuyet Lan impressed audiences, fashion designers and stylists with their figures and confidence on the catwalk during the recent New York Fashion Week.

After they modelled during fashion shows of American fashion designers Korto Momolu and Laurel DeWitt on Feb. 13, the two were invited to be models for leading fashion magazines in New York.

After the show, they took part in the Emerge fashion show featuring collections of designers Terry Stevens, Michael Alan Stain, Jahi Fitzerrald, Barbara Bates and Elie Kuame at the New York-based Broad Street Ballroom.

The winner of Vietnam's Next Top Model 2011 and champion of Asian Model Search 2011 were asked by top designers Adrian Alicea, whose designs are the favourite of New York's leading stars and Elena Vasilevsky, a winner of the 2011 Best Designer Award in the US, to wear their clothes.

Experts from IMG New York, a major publicist which represents elite athletes and other stars, said that Thuy's strong character and impressive face could help her further her career in New York. They have also proposed cooperation with the two Vietnamese models in the future.

Thuy and Lan will appear on the catwalk wearing collections by Korto Momolu and Laurel DeWitt on Feb. 19.

BeU Model agency will send the two models to Paris to seek opportunities in one of the world's leading fashion markets, according to Le Thi Quynh Trang, director of Vietnam's Next Top Model.

As scheduled, Thuy and Lan performed at two shows on Feb. 13 and 19. They received so many bookings to model that they will have little free time until they return to Vietnam on Feb. 21.

The semi-annual New York Fashion Week is held in February and September of each year in New York City. It is one of four major fashion weeks held around the world, along with those in Paris, London and Milan./.