Fashion • 28 Nov, 2016
FIRST AND FINAL FACES FROM VIETNAM DESIGNER FASHION WEEK FW 2016
Making A Celebrity Impact At This Year’s Show…
When column inches matter and you want the most exposure for your label as possible, bring out the celebrity friend, well known face or better yet, international superstar. Ok, so the last one is hard to pull off, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t an impressive list of names walking the catwalk in support of some of Vietnam’s best designers over the weekend at Vietnam Designer Fashion Week Fall - Winter 2016.
Leading the line for Huy Tran’s ‘The Beauty of Woman’ show was the host of this year’s season of Vietnam’s Next Top Model, Thanh Hang, who went Gaga for ruffles and a sequined jump-suit, ensuring she was hard to miss. Before her, the always beguiling Trang Khieu was surely the most striking Roman Gladiator this side of Gaul, as she walked the line in white. The never shy and always arresting Ky Duyen was a little more demure for Vo Cong Khanh, hypnotising the assembled press as she invoked a bit of Tomb Raider spirit in Khanh’s homage to the countryside. A fellow Miss Vietnam, this time 2008’s Thuy Dung, represented for Lek Chi, showing off a Victorian-era bridal fantasy complete with dramatic headpiece, fit for any society opera. ‘The Face’ co-host Lan Khue turned out for XITA’s ‘Nomad Anthem’ show, every bit the Amazonian goddess to Hoang Thuy’s Siberian Queen, the latter stunning in an all-white ensemble with dramatic train, topped with a Russian Ushanka. Finally, Miss Vietnam-Australia Jolie Nguyen kept it a little more pop-punk for Chaddie, donning a bright orange bikini underneath a beautifully constructed silver-grey coat and skirt combination.
What a weekend. Feast your eyes on the pics below.
First face Trang Khieu. Photo: Hoang Anh Duc
Supermodel Thanh Hang. Photo: Kieng Can, Hoang Anh Duc
Vo Cong Khanh
Miss Vietnam 2014 Ky Duyên. Photo: Hoang Anh Duc, Kieng Can
Miss Vietnam 2008 Thuy Dung. Photo: Kieng Can
First face Lan Khue. Photo: Ba Ngoc
Supermodel Hoang Thuy closing the show. Photo: Kieng Can
Miss Vietnam Australia 2015 Jolie Nguyen as first and last face. Photo: Kieng Can
Words by JA