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An international fashion week will be held in Ho Chi Minh City next month with acclaimed Vietnamese designers showing off their collections along with their Asian and international counterparts.
The foreign designers include French duo Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov and Italian Antonio Grimaldi, who will be making their maiden appearance in Vietnam.
Korea's Zio Song, governor of the Asian Couture Federation and renowned menswear designer, will present the closing show.
Frederick Lee of Singapore and Nguyen Cong Tri of Vietnam will also showcase their latest collections alongside invited members Tamae Hirokawa (SOMARTA) of Japan, Roj Singhakul (ISSUE) of Thailand, and Tsolmandakh Munkhuu (Tsolo Munkh) of Mongolia.
Frank Cintamani, founding president of the ACF and chairman of FIDe Fashion Weeks, said the event will herald a key milestone in Vietnam's fashion history with the presence of many international designers alongside those from Vietnam.
It will be an opportunity to encourage and recognise designers who are not afraid to be experimental in their creations to push their own boundaries amongst other talented avant-garde designers, he added.
Representing Vietnam will be eight other talented designers, including Adrian Anh Tuan, Chung Thanh Phong, and Thanh Nga.
Le Thi Quynh Trang, founder of Multimedia Joint Stock Company, said: "The event will be a unique showcase of the exceptional design talent that exists in Vietnam.
The recognition of the artistry and workmanship of our designers will be brought to new heights by placing them on a truly international platform."
Emily Hwang, vice president of the ACF, said the rapid growth and expansion of Vietnam in recent years and the opening up of its fashion industry made it a very attractive market for designers.
The Vietnam International Fashion Week will take place at the Gem Convention Centre in District 1 from December 1 to 6.
Co-hosted by FIDe Fashion Weeks and Multimedia Joint Stock Company, it is supported by the ACF and French fashion school Atelier Chardon Savard.