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Impressive stage opens Vietnam International Fashion Week
Ngo Minh 15:52, 2023/11/10
Vietnam International Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2023 kicked off on November 8 in Hanoi with the spirit of #ShapingTheFuture.

The Vietnam International Fashion Week (VIFW) has been kicked off at Quan Ngua Stadium in Hanoi with scenes inspired by water waves to convey the message of "living green". 

 The image of Turtle Tower's stage last year. Photo courtesy of VIFW

Designers Vu Viet Ha, Phan Dang Hoang, and Cao Minh Tien contributed to the first show at VIFW 2023. 

After a three-year pause, VIFW returned to Hanoi last year with a re-creation of Thap Rua or Turtle Tower, a representation of a millennia-old cultural hub infused with an air of #TasteOfHeritage. This year, VIFW was held in the nation's capital, reimagined with a futuristic look in the spirit of #ShapingTheFuture.

With the largest number of LED screens ever used for a season of Vietnam International Fashion Week (over 300 square meters of LED screen, 10 meters high and 30 meters wide), the backdrops are ingeniously stacked to create multi-layered depth.

In addition, to enhance the visuals, the LED lighting system is harmoniously orchestrated to create unique, carefully calculated light shows when combined with the music and colors of each collection.

The U-shaped catwalk is 80 meters long and fits perfectly into the successive staircases, offering many new routes for the models.

Trang Le, Founder and President of the Vietnam International Fashion Week, said the stages always feature typical Vietnamese cultural images such as Quan Chuong Gate, Long Bien Bridge, and Turtle Tower.

"This time, with the theme of #ShapingTheFuture and the narrative of future sustainable fashion orientation to the community, we will create a stage with a futuristic feel and inspired by the crashing water waves to spread the message of living green," Trang Le said.

With a majestic stage and meaningful messages, Trang Le hopes the program will help fashion lovers sublimate their emotions.

From now until November 11, VIFW will bring together 16 designers and fashion brands, including Phan Dang Hoang, Cao Minh Tien, Tiny Ink by Hoang Quyen, Ivan Tran, Happy Clothing by Thao Nguyen, Priyo Oktaviano (Indonesia), Henry Kof, Xuan Thu Nguyen (Netherlands), Leisure Project (Thailand), CEM by Le Minh Ngoc, Jang Hana, Nguyen Thanh Danh, IHF, The Mab Lab, Vu Viet Ha, and Adrian Anh Tuan.

Some images of the first night:

 Model Luong Thuy Linh presents a creation by Phan Dang Hoang.
Designer Cao Minh Tien and diva Thanh Lam as a vedette for his collection.
 Designer Vu Viet Ha, VIFW President Trang Le, and model Thanh Hang.
 A model showcasing designs by Cao Minh Tien.
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