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Rita Ora latest int’l star to don costumes by Vietnamese designer Nguyen Cong Tri

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 14:33 GMT+7
Rita Ora latest int’l star to don costumes by Vietnamese designer Nguyen Cong Tri
A combined photo of British singer Rita Ora in Nguyen Cong Tri-designed dresses

Nguyen Cong Tri, a Vietnamese designer renowned at home and abroad, continues to impress the world’s fashion industry as another international pop star has chosen to wear his designs for her ongoing worldwide tour.

British singer Rita Ora has become the latest big international personality to cooperate with Tri, joining in the list that includes singers Katy Perry, Rihanna and Gwen Stefani, actresses Kate Bosworth and Katherine McNamara, and Victoria Secret model Josephines Kriver.

According to Tri, who works as chief designer at his own brand CONG TRI, after his debut at the 2019 New York Fashion Week in February, representatives of many international pop stars have contacted him, and Rita’s stylist was one of them.

 Rita Ora performs on stage wearing Cong Tri’s design.

“Rita’s representative contacted me right after the New York Fashion Week,” Cong Tri said.

The Vietnamese designer said he was at that time staying in the U.S. with a 15-member team and had all necessary materials and fabrics to attend the fashion week, so he was “immediately able to complete designs as per Ora’s request and delivered the final products in only three days.”

“Rita Ora did not request any considerable adjustments after receiving the costumes,” he added.

Nguyen Cong Tri’s draft of the design for the British singer. Photo: Supplied
Nguyen Cong Tri’s draft of the design for the British singer. Photo: Supplied

The 29-year-old singer, who is on a March 1 - May 29 worldwide tour called Phoenix, is expected to don two of Cong Tri’s dresses during all of her 20 performances through the U.S. and Europe.

Rita Ora is one of the well-known British pop stars, mostly known for her single collaborating with Iggy Azalea Black Widow in 2014.

Born in 1990, Rita has had her own share of success with many awards including Bambi Award 2015 and Global award – Best pop 2017 and 2018.  Her single Black Widow received BMI Pop Awards 2015, ASCAP Pop Music Awards 2015, and BMI Urban Awards 2015.

Rita Ora was also chosen as Woman of the year in 2013 by Harper’s Bazaar magazine and Solo UK singer in 2013 by Glamour magazine.


Nguyen Cong Tri is a self-taught fashion designer and a respected name in the Vietnamese fashion industry, as well as the world.

In 2014 he became the first Vietnamese member of the Asian Couture Federation, and many celebrities have worn pieces of his collections.  

Most recently the 41-year-old designer wowed his audience as he became the first Vietnamese designer to showcase his haute couture collection at New York Fashion Week, one of four most important fashion events collectively known as “Big 4” with others being Milan, London, and Paris.


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