Vietnamese-American students first perform Ao Dai in US

Photo: vnexpress.net An Ao Dai (traditional long dress) show of designer Thuan Viet performed by Vietnamese – American students studying and living in the US was organize at American History of Natural History in New York on May 24th. Students named An Vo, Bi Bi Tran, Simon Nguyen and Jessica Truong were chosen to wear the most beautiful traditional long dresses and made up like professional model models. To help the young Vietnamese – American people remember the homeland, the organizing board decided to invite original Vietnamese students to perform instead of models. Apart from designer Thuan Viet, seven other Asian designers from Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia were also invited to participate in the show./. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese “ao dai” shown in RoK

Two dresses in Viet's collection "My love, my city" PANO – Designer Thuan Viet has debuted his latest "ao dai" (Vietnamese traditional long gown) collection titled "My love, my city" at the Vietnam Cultural Fest, which is running from May 25th to 30th in Busan and Seoul of the Republic of Korea. The collection shows traditional "ao dai" designs with heat-printed works of local photographer Jet Huynh on their two panels. The photos highlight Ho Chi Minh City’s icons such as the newly opened Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street and Ben Thanh Market at night, and modern skyscrapers. Earlier this month, the designer introduced his two other "ao dai" collections at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Translated by Viet Anh … [Read more...]

OVs in Seoul celebrate Vietnam-RoK diplomatic ties

(VOV) - Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) in Seoul organized an art performance at the Han Kyungchik Memorial Hall on May 24 in celebration of 23 years of Vietnam-RoK diplomatic ties. The event, organized by the Overseas Vietnamese Association in collaboration with the Embassy of Vietnam in the RoK, was timed to coincide with the 125th anniversary of late President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday. Speaking at the event, President of the Overseas Vietnamese Association Tran Hai Linh expressed his sincere thanks to HCM City municipal leaders, the Embassy of Vietnam in the RoK, Soongsil University and Vietjet Air for their support of the day’s festivities. The art performance drew the participation of well-known Vietnamese singers Tieu Chau Nhu Quynh and Vo Ha Tram in addition to a large number of Vietnamese circus troupes. Those in attendance also enjoyed a fashion show featuring a collection by famous Vietnamese designer Thuan Viet and a sand painting demonstration by Vietnamese … [Read more...]

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Vietnamese Ao Dai introduced in New York Designer Thuan Viet and models. Two collections of Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional dresses) were introduced to international friends at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in the United States on May 23. The show was under a cultural and arts programme for the conservation of wildlife species with the participation of eight Asian countries - Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. The collections included 30 dresses by designer Thuan Viet and were shown onVietnamese models from New York City, New Jersey and Washington. The dresses’ patterns were embroidered with the image of tigers from kinds of Vietnamese folk paintings and crystal glass flowers. In addition to the show, a workshop on Dong Ho folk painting and a display of Hoi An lanterns were held during the programme. Through unique cultural activities, international friends could know more about the beauty of … [Read more...]

‘Ao dai’ featuring modern HCM City to be displayed in RoK

A Vietnamese fashion designer will take his latest "ao dai" (traditional long gown) collection which features images of a bustling, dynamic Ho Chi Minh City to a Republic of Korea's cultural fest early next week. Thuan Viet will debut his collection, "My love, my city," at the Vietnam Cultural Fest, which is slated to run from May 25 to 30 in Busan and Seoul. The collection boasts tasteful traditional "ao dai" designs which have photos by local photographer Jet Huynh printed on their two flaps. The photos accentuate the city’s icons including the newly opened Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street, and Ben Thanh Market, both located in the downtown city, and glittery skyscrapers which tower against the night sky. A clutch of Vietnamese beauty queens and emerging models will be sent to the cultural event. More of the "My Love, My City" collection: Earlier this month, Viet also introduced his two other "ao dai" collections in a wildlife-protection program, which took place at the … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Ao Dai introduced in New York

Designer Thuan Viet and his Ao Dai patterns embroidered with the image of tigers from Vietnamese folk paintings. (Credit: tuoitre.vn) NDO – Two collections of Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional dresses) were introduced to international friends at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in the United States on May 23. The show was under a cultural and arts programme for the conservation of wildlife species with the participation of eight Asian countries - Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. The collections included 30 dresses by designer Thuan Viet and were shown onVietnamese models from New York City, New Jersey and Washington. The dresses’ patterns were embroidered with the image of tigers from kinds of Vietnamese folk paintings and crystal glass flowers. In addition to the show, a workshop on Dong Ho folk painting and a display of Hoi An lanterns were held during the programme. Through unique cultural … [Read more...]

‘Ao dai’ featuring modern Ho Chi Minh City to be displayed in S. Korea

A noted Vietnamese fashion designer will take his latest "ao dai" (traditional long gown) collection which features images of a bustling, dynamic Ho Chi Minh City to a South Korean cultural fest early next week. Courtesy of Duy Nhat"> Thuan Viet will debut his collection, "My love, my city," at the Vietnam Cultural Fest, which is slated to run from Monday to Saturday in Busan and Seoul. The collection boasts tasteful traditional "ao dai" designs which have photos by local photographer Jet Huynh printed on their two flaps. The photos accentuate the city’s icons including the newly opened Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street, and Ben Thanh Market, both located in the downtown city, and glittery skyscrapers which tower against the night sky. A clutch of Vietnamese beauty queens and emerging models will be sent to the cultural event. More of the "My Love, My City" collection: Earlier this month, Viet also introduced his two other "ao dai" collections in a … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – May 23

Tuoi Tre News briefs you on some of the leading stories published today, May 23, in Vietnamese media. Politics -- At his talks with Vietnamese State President Truong Tan Sang in Hanoi on Friday, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed his concerns over the increasing tensions in the East Vietnam Sea, saying he hopes the parties involved will address disputes peacefully in line with the UN Charter and international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. He wished that ASEAN countries and China will reach the Code of Conduct in the East Vietnam Sea (COC) soon, adding that the UN will support this process if the involved parties propose. -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is scheduled to visit Vietnam at the end of May, the Press Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Lisa B. Wishman, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Friday. During the visit, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will discuss military cooperation with Vietnamese … [Read more...]

Vietnamese designer to show “ao dai” in New York

PANO – Vietnamese fashion designer Thuan Viet will introduce his collection of "ao dai" (Vietnamese traditional dress) at an Asian section themed "Big Cat" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the US, on May 23rd. His designs, named "Ngu Ho" (Five Tigers), feature the tiger's stylized skin. Three dresses in Viet's "Ngu Ho" collection The fashion show is to enhance public awareness of the feline member and spread a message on natural conservation with artistic activities to Asian countries. The event was also joined by artists from seven other Asian countries of Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Mongolia. Besides, Viet introduces his another assortment "Sac Hoa Viet" (Vietnamese Colors and Flowers), which accentuates modern-time "ao dai" intricately embellished with hand-embroidered and crystal flowers. Source: TTO Translated by Viet Anh … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Ao Dai presented in the US

Fashion designer Thuan Viet will present his latest collections of Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional dress) in the Spotlight Asia: Big Cats at American Museum of Natural History in the US on May 23. Ao Dai by fashion designer Thuan Viet ) They include a collection representing five basic elements, consisting of metal, wood, water, fire, and earth; and another themed "The color of Vietnamese flower" featuring embroidered veil Ao Dai. The Spotlight Asia-Big Cats which is made by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature attracts 8 Asian countries, including Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. The special event will be a family-friendly day of live theater, musical performances, and hands-on activities featuring big cats and their role in cultures throughout Asia. The day includes opportunities to explore a beautiful, handcrafted Vietnamese tiger lantern display and try your … [Read more...]

Ao dai to be shown in New York

Nguyen Thuan Viet, a fashion designer in Vietnam, will showcase 30 traditional ao dai in New York City with the help of 15 Vietnamese models from New York City, New Jersey and Washington on May 23. American-Vietnamese Tran Thang, president of the Institute for Vietnamese Culture & Education (IVCE), said now was a dynamic time to showcase the beauty of Vietnam in New York. The fashion show will take place alongside an event called Hello Vietnam 2015, which will be held under the larger event Spotlight Asia: Big Cats at the American Museum of Natural History at Central Park West on 79th Street. He said the programme would include a Dong Ho folk painting workshop and a Hoi An lantern display. Thang said the museum would take a look at the cultural role big cats have played across the Asian continent and explore what still needs to be done to ensure these legendary animals' survival. IVCE, a New York non-profit organisation founded in 2000, aims to raise awareness about … [Read more...]

Vietnamese designer to display wildlife protection-themed ‘ao dai’ in US

A famed Vietnamese designer is poised to showcase his two collections of "ao dai" (traditional long gown), including one which features stylized images of tigers, in New York this weekend as part of the activities to help conserve members of the cat family. Courtesy of Muc Tau"> Thuan Viet will introduce his collections at an Asian section themed "Big Cat," which is slated to run on Saturday at the American Museum of Natural History. The section will see diverse artistic activities joined by artists from seven other Asian countries, including Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, South Korea, and Mongolia. One of Viet’s assortments, named "Ngu Ho" (Five Tigers), boasts old-style "ao dai" which would be donned by women in the northern Vietnamese region many years ago. The loose-fitting outfits highlight folk-themed decorative patterns and stylized images of tigers from Vietnamese folklore. The fashion event is meant to enhance people’s awareness of these … [Read more...]

Ao Dai joins wildlife conservation program in New York

Designer Thuan Viet will introduce an Ao Dai collection to the wildlife conservation programme themed ‘Big Cat’ in New York. The spotlight Asia ‘Big Cat’ is conducted by the New York State Council on the Arts and supported by Governor Andrew Cuomo with the aim of raising public awareness on the image of tiger, lion, and panther in Asian culture. The organising board calls on wildlife conservation through cultural and art activities. Thuan Viet will join the prorgamme together with representatives from 7 countries – Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Mongolia. The show will take place at the American Museum of Natural History on May 23. VOV … [Read more...]

Ao Dai joins wildlife conservation

(VOV) - Designer Thuan Viet will introduce an Ao Dai collection to the wildlife conservation programme themed ‘Big Cat’ in New York. The spotlight Asia ‘Big Cat’ is conducted by the New York State Council on the Arts and supported by Governor Andrew Cuomo with the aim of raising public awareness on the image of tiger, lion, and panther in Asian culture. The organising board calls on wildlife conservation through cultural and art activities. Thuan Viet will join the prorgamme together with representatives from 7 countries – Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Mongolia. The show will take place at the American Museum of Natural History on May 23. … [Read more...]

New uniforms for Vietnam Airlines meet mixed reception

New uniforms for Vietnam Airlines flight and cabin crew have been met with criticism, but also credit for the change, from the public and leading designers and models. The new uniforms The new uniforms, designed by Minh Hanh as part of the airline's campaign to become a regional leader over the next five years, dress pilots and male crew in white shirts with a lotus motif, the airline logo, and the word "Van" or "Ten Thousand", a symbol for peace and fortune, and the largely female flight attendants will wear a long dress design featuring a stylised lotus, symbolising vitality and nobility. However, many members of the public said that the new uniforms, especially uniforms for flight attendants, were not as appealing as the uniforms they replaced. "The new long dresses make them look like they work in a restaurant, and the new colour is faded and melancholy," one person said. Model Ha Anh said, "The new long dresses are ugly and plain." The old ones Another member of the public … [Read more...]

City hosts Ao Dai Festival 2015

A beauty contest to highlight women wearing ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dresses) will open the second Ao Dai Festival in HCM City's Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11 on March 7. Miss Viet Nam 2014 competitors in an ao dai performance contest. The second Ao Dai Festival will open in HCM City's Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11 on March 7. — Photo vnexpress.net The Charming Ao Dai contest will attract women aged 15 to 35 who will demonstrate their music and dance skills while wearing ao dai. The final night will be held on March 8 to celebrate international Women' Day. Finalists will wear designs from top fashion designers such as Si Hoang, Vo Viet Chung and Thuan Viet. The contest is one of many cultural and art activities of the annual Ao Dai Festival, organised by the city's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. This year, the festival's theme is "HCM City-The city of ao dai", aiming to honour and promote traditional cultural values as well as the … [Read more...]

Vietnam Quoc Tu Pagoda rebuilt

A groundbreaking ceremony of the new Vietnam Quoc Tu Pagoda's project was held by the Ho Chi Minh City Buddhist Sangha on October 12. Deputy Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Vietnam Quoc Tu Pagoda's. (Photo: Sggp) The project with cost of VND160 billion, covering an area of 10,000 square meters with 13-storey, 63-metre-high tower will replace the old Vietnam Quoc Tu Pagoda which was built in 1963 on a site of 3,700 square meters. The HCM City's People Committee has donated more than 7,200 square meters to the Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha to re-build the Pagoda in this year. The architecture will symbolize the spirit of service and unity of 13 organizations, associations and sects in the establishment of the Unified Vietnam Buddhist Sangha. It will be designed with a place of worship for the heart of Bodhisattva Thich Quang Duc who burned himself to death at the intersection in 1963 to protest against the South … [Read more...]

Rubber exports set to bounce back

A rubber production line at 175 Company. The export price of Vietnamese rubber is expected to increase to $2,000 per tonne during the next three years. - VNA/VNS Photo Trong Duc HA NOI (Biz Hub) - Export prices for rubber are expected to recover to US$2,000 per tonne in the next three years, following sharp reductions due to high international rubber surpluses, according to local experts. The Viet Nam Rubber Association (VRA) said, at present the export price of rubber has stood at $1,840 per tonne, 40 per cent lower than the same period last year and 60 per cent lower against the record high price in February 2011, reported Viet Nam News Agency last week. The fall in the export price of rubber was due to high inventories of rubber throughout the world, said the association. According to the International Rubber Study Organisation (IRSG), inventories of natural rubber on the world market are expected to reach 714,000 tonnes this year. Vietnamese export rubber prices at the end of … [Read more...]