Press briefing on the fashion week (Source: baoquocte.vn)

Seventeen designers and brands will present their latest designs at the event. The event will be a golden opportunity to prove and elevate the status of Vietnam fashion in the global fashion industry.

Le Thi Quynh Trang, president of AVIFW and Council of ASEAN Fashion Designers (CAFD), said at the event’s recent press conference in HCM City that while the world’s leading fashion weeks like Paris, Milan and New York have been postponed or organised virtually, AVIFW is able to be held due to proper control of COVID-19 in Vietnam, reported VNA,

“The Vietnam fashion industry has achieved success for years. AVIFW has become the leading fashion event in Southeast Asia and fourth biggest in Asia after Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai fashion weeks.

Trang also announced at the conference that CAFD has launched a mobile app called AFAB for iOS and Android to introduce designs by Vietnamese and Southeast Asian designers to the world.

The fashion week will see the comeback of Vietnam’s leading fashion designer, Nguyen Cong Tri, after two years abroad.

He will open the event with his latest collection in collaboration with Aquafina featuring dozens of designs in luxury materials and printed patterns especially suited for young people.

Tri said, “I came back to AVIFW to tell stories of my journey from New York to Vietnam. I want to learn about the country’s market and lifestyle, and challenge myself with a new collection aimed at Vietnamese youth."

The event will be held at the Nguyen Du Gymnasium at 112 Nguyen Du street, District 1./.

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