From the 14th to 18th October 2015, Ho Chi Minh City will witness its second edition of the largest international fashion week to have taken place in Vietnam.
Following the tremendous success of last year’s inaugural Vietnam International Fashion Week, organisers FIDé Fashion Weeks and Multimedia JSC are delighted to join forces once again for the second edition of the Vietnam International Fashion Week to be held at GEM Center, in Ho Chi Minh City.
It will present 7 acclaimed international designers alongside 12 leading Vietnamese designers in Vietnam’s most significant fashion event to date. Attended by a host of international celebrities, VIP guests and the world’s foremost media, this will be a key milestone in Vietnam’s fashion history.
From the world stage will be seven leading couturiers representing La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, AltaRoma and the Asian Couture Federation. This will include Paris-based duo Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov of On Aura Tout Vu and Julien Fournié member designer of La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. From Italy, will be famed Alta Roma couturier, Renato Balestra.
From the Asian Couture Federation will be Asian Couturier Extraordinaire Sebastian Gunawan from Indonesia and Yumi Katsura from Japan. Invited Member Alvin Fernandez of Ae’lkemi in Australia will also be presenting. Rounding off the international line up will be Philippines’ couturier Ezra Santos who is based in Dubai. Commenting on the international line up, Dr. Frank Cintamani, Founding President of the Asian Couture Federation (ACF) and Chairman of FIDé Fashion Weeks said “This year’s international presence of leading couturiers represents some of the most exceptional couture talent from across the globe. Each brings their own unique perspective but all share the common values of the highest standards in creating breathtaking work.”
Representing Vietnam will be 12 exciting and talented designers, all of whom demonstrate the varied and diverse styles of Vietnam’s leading fashion talent. These include Phuong My, Thủy Nguyên Designer House, Vincent Doàn, Hoàng Minh Hà (also an ACF Member Designer), Canifa by Châu Chấn Hưng, Li Lam, Vietino – Quang Viet, Lý Giám Tiền, Victoria Huyền Nguyễn – I Hate Fashion, Giao Linh, Adrian Anh Tuấn and PNJ Collection. Covering the full spectrum of creativity and styles, this will reinforce Vietnam’s reputation for talent and creativity.
The biggest highlight of the fashion week will have to be the pre-launch of COUTURíSSIMO™ – a groundbreaking online portal, which will be a bridge between couture and consumers.
As the only premium site offering access to Couture creations at Ready-to-Wear prices, and designed by officially-recognised couture designers, COUTURíSSIMO™ represents a unique opportunity for international collaboration and a platform for emerging designers to bring couture talent and style to a worldwide audience. Its mission is to not only extend the reach of today’s best-in-class designers, but also to nurture tomorrow’s visionaries. COUTURíSSIMO™ provides a much-needed platform to bring these designers to a global market and provide them with a commercial opportunity to do so.
As part of this new initiative, two of Vietnam’s most exciting new couture talents L. Giám Tiền and Hoàng Minh Hà have developed a special collection for COUTURíSSIMO™. This has been overseen by Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov of French couture house On Aura Tout Vu, who are the Creative Directors of COUTURíSSIMO™.
Commenting on the collaboration, Livia Stoianova, one of the Creative Directors of Couturissimo said, “We are delighted to be part of this exciting new platform. Both Yassen and I share a deep passion for couture and for promoting creative talent, and COUTURíSSIMO™ is a wonderful opportunity for us to do so. There is a tremendous range of talented young designers around the world, and Lý Giám Tiền and Hoang Minh Ha are two exceptional examples of this. We are looking forward to present their collections for COUTURíSSIMO™ as part of this year’s Vietnam International Fashion Week.”
Audiences and guests will have an opportunity to see this collection first hand at the COUTURíSSIMO™ fashion show at Vietnam International Fashion Week 2015 on 18th October 2015.
The show will also be telecast LIVE on VTV3 channel on 18th October, 9pm.