Designer Vu Ta Linh was one of the three who shared first prize at the Asian-wide fashion design competition held in Singapore on May 13.

The Audi Star Creation 2013 was for young fashion designers from the Asian countries. The winners, including Singaporean Haziq Putra and Chinese Sun Yi Zin, received 8,000 USD.

They will sign a one-year working contract with Singaporean fashion company FJ Benjamin. Their collections will be shown at next year's Asia Fashion Exchange.

Linh's women's wear collection, titled Contour, draws on its distinct curves and waves from rice terraces in the northern province of Lao Cai.

Linh captures the region's elegance through contrasts in colours, lines and materials. He also utilises techniques such as quilting, stitching, weaving, embroidery and patchwork.

A graduate in fashion design from the Hanoi London College of Fashion Studies in 2012, Linh fell in love with traditional Vietnamese costumes. He learned not only to make them but also understands the history behind them.

In 2009, he took second place at Hanoi's Aquafina Pure Fashion competition.

Created in 2010 by the Singaporean Textile & Fashion Federation, The Audi Star Creation 2013 attracted competitors from Singapore, China, Japan, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Thailand and Vietnam.-VNA