Vietnamese Designers to Showcase Sustainable Fashion at Vietnam International Fashion Week

International and Vietnamese designers will show their new collections using sustainable fabrics at the coming Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week (AVIFW).

Marking the 15th show of the VIFW series, the event will take place in Ho Chi Minh City from July 13-17.

Themed ‘Shaping the Future’, the AVIFW Spring/Summer 2023 will introduce natural fabrics of Vietnam and recycled materials, opening the Southeast Asian country to becoming a potential market for sustainable fashion in the region and globally.

The fashion week will feature 16 international and Vietnamese designers and fashion brands, the London College for Design & Fashion in Hanoi, and the Marangoni Fashion Institute in Milan, Italy, and will feature Vietnamese fashion models Thanh Hang and Anh Thu, the Vietnam News Agency reports.

Vietnamese model Anh Thu (Photo: Courtesy of Multimedia JSC)

The event will be opened by Vietnamese designer Le Thanh Hoa with his latest collection called “Hoa Tren Song Nuoc” (Flowers and the Waves).

The collection will feature dozens of ready-to-wear designs in organza, taffeta, raffia fabric, and Ma Chau silk originated from the 600-year-old silk village in the central province of Quang Nam.

“I use environmentally friendly materials and recycle fabrics to create unique designs in colours of white, silver, and different shades of blue,” Hoa said.

The show will also include new collections from designers Fredrick Lee from Singapore, Xuan Thu Nguyen from the Netherlands, Kobi Levi from Israel, and Christos Chronis from Australia.

The Vietnam International Fashion Week is now a leading fashion event in Southeast Asia ranking fourth in the region after the well-established Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai fashion weeks.