Nguyen Cong Tri, one of Vietnam’s top designers, opened the Fall Winter Vietnam International Fashion Week 2016 with his impressive collection "The girl of a stranger, and me!"
This year marks Trí’s 10th year in the fashion business. After a decade, he wanted to remember the first days in the business as a young talented man with lots of passion but little experience. He has come a long way to join the best designers in our country.
His designs this year boast a large strong colour palate with materials ranging from taffeta to fur with lots of lavishly ornated gowns.
Next Top Model 2016 runner-up La Thanh Thanh opened Trí's show.
Supermodel Thanh Hang performs a design by Cong Tri
Tri chose only three Vietnamese models for opening and ending his show, and the rest were westerners from Hà Nội. Supermodel Thanh Hằng wowed the thousands in the audience when she closed the show in her pink bodysuit extravaganza.
Ms. Trang Le, ViFW President, said in her opening speech that VN also takes on the world trend of "see now, buy now". It means now fashionistas do not have to wait for six months until they can purchase the show costumes the day after the show.
All show costumes will be for sale after this week at Hanoi's Trang Tien Plaza. "It is the organisers choice to protect designers' creativity as their designs shallnot be copied," Trang Le said.
Some designs by Cong Tri:
After Cong Tri's show, Phu Nhuan Jewelry introduced "I love Vietnam" collection: