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...]

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...]

Rubber glut to last another two years

The area of rubber tree plantations increased rapidly from 454,100 ha in 2004 to 995,600 ha last year. - Photo bizlive HCM CITY (Biz Hub) - Despite a fall in rubber export prices, many farmers in Viet Nam are earning good profits from exports, a seminar heard yesterday in HCM City. With an oversupply of rubber in the market, the price plummeted to US$1,979 a tonne in the first half of the year compared to its peak of US$3,000 a tonne in 2011, said Pham Dong Quang, deputy head of the Crop Production Department. Global oversupply is expected to last for two more years, but will gradually shrink because of a decline in production in rubber-exporting countries in Asia caused by impact of the El Nino weather phenomenon. In addition, the recovery of the world economy is expected to increase demand for rubber, he said. Tran Ngoc Thuan, president of the Viet Nam Rubber Group and chairman of the Viet Nam Rubber Association, said the current rubber price was "really not that low, just low … [Read more...]

Party leader highlights Binh Thuan’s dual role

BINH THUAN (VNS)- Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has asked the central coastal province of Binh Thuan to develop its maritime economy because it has one of the country's three largest fishing grounds. Talking with local leaders yesterday, Trong urged them to boost socio-economic development while making sure security and defence were maintained. He said it was important to perform Party work well as this was a core factor in carrying out other tasks. The Party leader highlighted the important role of the province in both socio-economic and defence-security fields. He said he was pleased at the province's significant development. Lives had been improved materially and spiritually, while the rate of poor households had been lowered to 4.8 per cent, almost half the national rate. In the first half of 2014, Binh Thuan recorded a GDP growth rate of 8.6 per cent, which included signs of recovery in industrial production. The province recorded more than 1.8 million tourists … [Read more...]

Pictures: Vietnamese ao dai in France

VietNamNet Bridge - Fashion designer Thuan Viet and Vietnamese models are now in the city of Lyon (France) to attend the Vietnam Culture Days. During their trip, the Vietnamese models had the opportunity to show off the beauty of Vietnamese women in ao dai, designed by Thuan Viet, on Lyon streets. VNE/VNN … [Read more...]

Thuan Viet debuts peace-themed ao dai collection in France

The Saigon Times Daily The Vietnam Day in France is being held in Lyon from June 23 to 27, to be followed by the Vietnam Day in Belgium scheduled for June 28 to July 1. Peace Desire Collection includes 12 designs, six of which present the image of an antique map of Vietnam to embody the sovereignty of Vietnam with two archipelagoes Hoang Sa and Truong Sa. Other designs are illustrated with sea waves and pigeons. With this collection, Thuan Viet still remains loyal to the traditional materials of Vietnamese silk. The main color scheme for the ao dai are soft and pastel such as white, blue, and turquoise. Thuan Viet also uses 3D drawing technique by hand on fabric to help bring life to the image on the ao dai. "Not only to introduce the Vietnamese traditional culture, Peace Desire Collection this time also expresses our love for peace and determination to protect the sovereignty of Vietnam. Hopefully, Peace Desire is sufficient to deliver that strong message," says the designer. … [Read more...]

‘Ao dai’ collections with Vietnam’s sea, island maps displayed in Europe

Vietnamese ao dai collections featuring maps of the East Vietnam Sea designed by a local couturier will be showcased at two events promoting Vietnamese culture in Europe this month. Tuoi Tre" /> Tuoi Tre" /> Tuoi Tre" /> Tuoi Tre" /> Tuoi Tre" /> Tuoi Tre" /> Tuoi Tre" /> Three ao dai (traditional Vietnamese gown) collections, designed by fashion designer Thuan Viet, will be displayed at the "Vietnamese Days in France" event which is being held from June 23 to June 27 and "Vietnamese Days in Belgium," which will take place from June 28 to July 1. Sharing on his Facebook page, the Vietnamese designer posted a photo of an ancient Vietnamese map and wrote a status that read: "Besides promoting Vietnamese culture through ao dai, I also aim at delivering the message of hope for peace and asserting the country's sovereignty over its seas and islands. There were sleepless and thoughtful nights!" Support for Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands After nearly 300 likes, a lot … [Read more...]

Thuan Viet introduces new ao dai collection in France

VietNamNet Bridge - Well-known HCM City-based designer Thuan Viet will showcase his new ao dai collection called "The Lyon roses" in Lyon, France. The new collection will be shown by top models like Ngoc Diem, Thuy Linh, Khanh Phuong, Bac Linh, Ninh Hoang Ngan and Le Thuy An during a Vietnam cultural program in Lyon from June 23 to 27. This collection is dedicated to Lyon, known as the city of light and roses of France. The ao dai are made from Vietnam's famous Ha Dong silk, decorated with hand embroidery patterns and Vietnam pearls. VNE/VNN … [Read more...]