A Vietnamese designer will present a collection of brocade’s inspired by the country’s fabrics at the upcoming 40th anniversary of Vietnam joining the United Nations in Switzerland.
Fashion designer Dang Thi Minh Hanh is scheduled to introduce her dresses to diplomats and an audience at the Palace of Nations in Geneva on Thursday, part of a series of events marking the anniversary.
The prominent Vietnamese designer has been invited to participate with her latest brocade fabrics collection.
The designs feature lively and optimistic prints and highlight the skill of Vietnamese craftsmen, as well as the designer’s positive outlook on modern life.
The fashion show will be framed by a bamboo background created by Tran Trong Linh, a Vietnamese painter who is living and teaching at a university in Switzerland and is famous for his unique compositions.
Pianist Pho An My will also perform her most recent compositions inspired by the traditional folk songs of Vietnam’s ethnic Mong minority.
The dresses will be worn by 25 well-known models from Vietnam, France, and Switzerland.
Born in 1961 in the Central Highlands province of Pleiku, Hanh is a leading figure in Vietnam's new fashion industry, specializing in blending traditional designs with modern shapes.
Within the framework of the anniversary, Vietnamese Ambassador to Geneva Duong Chi Dung will chair a grand meeting at the home of the United Nations Office in Geneva.
The Palace of Nations was built between 1929 and 1938 to serve as the headquarters of the League of Nations, and has served as a headquarters of the United Nations since 1946.
Over 10,000 international conferences have been organized at the venue.
Take a look at Dang Thi Minh Hanh’s latest collection to be presented in Geneva on September 14, 2017: