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Dec 07, 2015 / 14:18

Vietnam Designer Fashion Week aims to boost local industry

The Vietnam Designer Fashion Week 2016 will open next weekend with an ambitious goal: bringing 20 top local designers closer to the general public and giving the nascent fashion industry a much-needed boost.

Famous designers and fashion houses including Do Manh Cuong, Ha Linh Thu, Le Ha, Anno Vo, An Huong-Le Minh (Rue Des Chats), Li Lam, Maschio, Cashew, and V64 have confirmed their attendance.

This event will also promote top new graduates from leading universities’ fashion departments.

The catwalks will be anchored for the first time at two venues, Ho Chi Minh City Television Studio and Celadon City Apartments on Dec 14, 15 and 17.

The organizers said that this international standard fashion week will be highlighted with commercial workshops, trade exhibitions and a new marketing campaign, launched on December 18 and 19 at the Rex Hotel.

A panel of famous fashion editors, models and designers said that the fashion week will also see the creation of the Association of Vietnam Designers.

Scholarships as well as seminars will be offered to young designers, who are hoped to be the next generation that can help commercializing Vietnam’s fashion industry and globalizing domestic brands.