fashion • 06 Oct, 2017
Vietnamese Models Run Fashion Week Around The World
So Hot Right Now And Appearing On Runways In Paris, NY and London
Even when you know you’re hot, it’s still nice to hear someone else say it. Which brings us to the heat our homegrown models have been generating lately.
Of course, it’s nothing new. You might remember Ha Kino, Hoang Thuy and Le Thuy ruling the runways in Milan and London last year for Alberto Zambelli, Carlos Gil, Paul Costelloe, Sid Neigum, and Stellar Jeans and Ujoh. And the year before the Vietnamese label Vietinio were filling the pages of Vogue Italy.
But the takeover is picking up speed, led by Trang Pham who kicked it at London Fashion Week with Haizen Wang, Palmer Harding, and Tata Naka, and then at London’s Fashion Scout Showcase, for Malan Breton, Hallie Sara and Lun Yee.
Kim Nhung, who we just met at Vo Cong Khanh’s ‘Cocoon’ show, walked for London-born Ireland-based womenswear designer Katie Ann McGuigan, and Dans La Vie, the rebellious fashion upstarts, at the same Scout Showcase. And she also appeared in ‘fashion fabulous’ designer Asai’s show there too.
Then Kha My Van repped on the runways of New York, at their Spring/Summer 2018 Fashion Week, for the glamorous couture king Carmen Marc Valvo. And for Tracy Reese, in an unusually sombre two-piece from a designer better known for eclectic, colourful prints.
And finally, to Paris, where Thuy Trang modeled for Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof’s ‘cool, subtle, elegant, discrete’ co-founded label, Talbot Runhof.
We’ll no doubt be checking in again next year, when the takeover should be complete.
Kim Nhung walked in Katie Ann McGuigan's show at London Fashion Week SS18
Kim Nhung walked in ASAI's show at London Fashion Week SS18
Trang Pham in LunYee at London Fashion Week SS18
Trang Pham walked in Malan Breton's show at London Fashion Week SS18
Kha My Van for Carmen Marc Valvo at New York Fashion Week SS18
Kha My Van walked Tracy Reese at New York Fashion Week SS18
Thuy Trang for Talbot Runhof at Paris Fashion Week SS18
Thuy Trang closed Talbot Runhof's show at Paris Fashion Week SS18
Words by David Kaye