First Vietnamese model to appear in Vogue Italy magazine

An emerging model, who was runner-up of the "Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2012" reality show, will become the first Vietnamese femme fatale to be featured in the world-famous Vogue fashion magazine’s Italian version. Kha My Van, who boasts a unique, Japanese-like beauty, told Vietnamplus that she will appear in Vogue Italy, one of the world’s highest-quality fashion magazines. She could hardly believe one of her wildest dreams has come true, the model said. Van passed several stringent auditions launched by Vogue Italy’s experts before landing a coveted photo shoot with the fashion magazine. Since last month Van has been working in Milan, one of Italy’ and the world’s fashion hubs, with ICE Models under a contract the company signed with its Vietnamese modeling partner, beU Models. ICE Models is a model training and management company in Milan. The model was named runner-up of "Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2012," the local version of the … [Read more...]

Model Hoang Thuy named Top 28 in New York fashion show

(VOV) - Winner of Vietnam’s Next Top Model Hoang Thuy has left deep impression on international audience at a show of famous designer Jeremy Scott in the framework of the ongoing New York Fashion Week. Hoang Thuy was enlisted among Top 28 in the street style category thanks to her outstanding performance and stylish wears designed by Jeremy Scott. She caught due attention from reporters and designers in New York who were interested in her beautiful coats and jackets. Hoang Thuy said she took every opportunity to introduce collections of Vietnamese designers to fashion lovers in New York. Hoang Thuy will stay in New York some more days after the Fashion Week concludes to pose for photo shoot of some fashion magazines. As scheduled, she will come back to Vietnam early next month to continue her career in the homeland. Some photos of Hoang Thuy in New York: … [Read more...]

Vietnamese model Kha My Van takes first step in Italy

VietNamNet Bridge – One month after joining a modeling agency in Milan, Italy, Kha My Van has appeared in the lookbook of the Fall Winter 2015/2016 collection of a local fashion brand Elisabetta Franchi. The photos were published on the brand’s website several days ago. The runner-up of the Vietnam's Next Top Model 2012 looks very professional. Van said she had begun to get acquainted with the new life in this bustling city of fashion activities. She was busy with many casting shows in Milan. Van is preparing for Milan Fashion Week which will take place from late February to early March. Xuan Thuy … [Read more...]

Vietnam Project Runway winner unveils collection in New York

Fashion designer Ly Giam Tien, 18, winner of Project Runway 2014, showcased his collection during the Vietnam International Fashion Week (Photo: VNA) Vietnam Project Runway 2014 winner Ly Giam Tien will unveil his latest collection Dark Raven on February 15 at Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City as part of the ongoing New York Couture Fashion Week. His collection showcase in New York is part of the Project Runway prize he won last July. According to the 19-year-old designer, the new creations were inspired by mysterious crows. After winning Project Runway, the young designer strengthened his reputation with his collection Visual Illusion, unveiled at Vietnam International Fashion Week 2014 in December. In the same month, his spring-summer collection was introduced at the Vietnam's Next Top Model 2014 finale to applause from fashion experts and audience members. Vietnam's Next Top Model 2013 winner Mau Thuy and Vietnam's Next Top Model 2014 top nine member Quynh Chau … [Read more...]

VN designer to launch new collection at New York Couture Fashion Week

VietNamNet Bridge – The winner of the second season Project Runway TV fashion show Ly Giam Tien will introduce his latest designs in New York on February 15. Related news Ly Giam Tien wins 2014 Project RunwayImpressive designs by Ly Giam Tien Information about the Vietnamese designer on the website of New York Couture Fashion Week. Ly Giam Tien and two models – Quynh Chau and Mau Thanh Thuy – at the airport. Tien’s "Dark Raven" show will take place at 4pm (local time). This event will attract couture fashion designers from many countries. This is a special prize for the winner of the second season of Project Runway Vietnam. Tien’s collection is inspired by mysterious and powerful black ravens. Using new materials, the 18-year-old designer hopes to impress his colleagues. "This trip will give me valuable experience and an opportunity to become familiar with the treadmill of the international fashion industry in a professional manner," he … [Read more...]

Celebrities to attend Couture Fashion Week

(VOV) - Designer Andres Aquino's Couture Fashion Week has always been a must see ‘eclectic’ fashion event during New York's Fashion Week. Andres is the founder and producer of Couture Fashion Week. His shows have always presented designers from all over world and featured musical performing artists that augment this internationally unique show. This year Vietnamese designer Ly Giam Tien has been invited to present his collection entitled – Dark Raven – at the 2015 Couture Fashion Week set for February 15 in New York. Model Quynh Chau and former Vietnam’s Next Top Model title holder Mau Thuy have also accepted invitations to join the event. … [Read more...]

Vietnam celebrities to attend Couture Fashion Week

(VOV) - Designer Andres Aquino's Couture Fashion Week has always been a must see ‘eclectic’ fashion event during New York's Fashion Week. Andres is the founder and producer of Couture Fashion Week. His shows have always presented designers from all over world and featured musical performing artists that augment this internationally unique show. This year Vietnamese designer Ly Giam Tien has been invited to present his collection entitled – Dark Raven – at the 2015 Couture Fashion Week set for February 15 in New York. Model Quynh Chau and former Vietnam’s Next Top Model title holder Mau Thuy have also accepted invitations to join the event. … [Read more...]

With great beauty comes responsibility

VietNamNet Bridge – After winning the Miss Ao Dai Viet Nam crown on January 5, supermodel Tran Ngoc Lan Khue will represent the country at the 2015 Miss World pageant. The 22-year-old student at the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities talks with Thuy Hang about her latest victory. Relate news Two contestants win Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2014 Supermodel Tran Ngoc Lan Khue. How did you feel when the contest's MC announced your name as the winner? Although some people said I was very calm and seemed not very surprised to know the result, I have to say, deep in my heart, I felt extremely happy and delighted because my childhood dream to become a beauty queen finally came true. Unlike when I won the Viet Nam Supermodel contest in 2013, where I was exploding with happiness, this time I didn't expose my happiness too much as I've learnt how to control my own emotions. What is the difference between a supermodel contest and a pageant? Unlike a supermodel … [Read more...]

Two share Vietnam’s Next Top Model title

The final night of the contest (Photo: internet) For the first time in reality TV contest Vietnam's Next Top Model, judges have announced two winners, 18-year-old Nguyen Oanh (female) from northern Quang Ninh province and 22-year old Quang Hung (male) from the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai. The show's executive producer Le Thi Quynh Trang said they had obtained permission from the original format holder to grant the title to two persons. The surprise result was announced during a glitzy finale on the January 17 night in Ho Chi Minh City , which began with a catwalk performance of top five finalists displaying creations of Project Runway 2014 winner Ly Giam Tien. The pressure of the final seemed to have got to Duy Anh of Hanoi. He stepped on the dress train of another contestant. After the performance, Duy Anh, a 20-year-old student of the Hanoi Theatre and Cinema College, was eliminated along with two young women, Tieu Linh from northern Hai Duong province and Cao Ngan … [Read more...]

Gal and guy unprecedentedly share ‘Vietnam’s Next Top Model’ title

A young Vietnamese man and woman have both been chosen as the winners of a "Vietnam’s Next Top Model" season for the first time since the reality show of U.S. origin was brought to the Southeast Asian country five years ago. Ta Quang Hung, 22, and Nguyen Thi Oanh, 18, were named the victors of "Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2014" in its finale on Saturday night at Military Zone 7 Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City. Tuoi Tre"> This is said to be the first shared win of all the worldwide versions of the modeling show whose original format was bought from the U.S. Oanh and Hung were considered by the jury to be on a par with each other in strutting on the runway and posing for photos during the final night. The night also saw three other finalists in the Top 5 shine in their performances. Though Oanh, who hails from the northern province of Quang Ninh, had quite many opponents among the audiences for her strong personality, she struck the jury for her remarkable … [Read more...]

Two contestants win Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2014

Nguyen Oanh and Quang Hung were crowned on the finale of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2014 on January 17. Defeating thousands of contestants in the qualifying round of the northern region, Nguyen Oanh entered Top 16. The 19-year-old high-school graduate from Quang Ninh province is 1.80m tall. Quang Hung is 22 years old, 1.90m tall, from Gia Lai central highlands province and a student of the National Economics University. Both began learning to do the catwalk In "Gothic&Punk" competition Acting as professional ballet dancers Posing in punk rock melody Nguyen Oanh before and after make-up Quang Hung has made an impressive change Posing with sheeps In "Beauty shoot" competition Quang Hung comes first in "Beauty shoot" competition In a villa In Thailand Nguyen Oanh-Van Hoi in couple competition Quang Hung-Cao Ngan Top 5 contestants were selected. They pose in a competition at 20m above the sea level. Nguyen Oanh on … [Read more...]

Winners of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2014 announced

(VOV) - Nguyen Oanh and Quang Hung were crowned on the finale of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2014 on January 17. Defeating thousands of contestants in the qualifying round of the northern region, Nguyen Oanh entered Top 16. The 19-year-old high-school graduate from Quang Ninh province is 1.80m tall. Quang Hung is 22 years old, 1.90m tall, from Gia Lai central highlands province and a student of the National Economics University. Both began learning to do the catwalk In "Gothic&Punk" competition Acting as professional ballet dancers Posing in punk rock melody Nguyen Oanh before and after make-up Quang Hung has made an impressive change Posing with sheeps In "Beauty shoot" competition Quang Hung comes first in "Beauty shoot" competition In a villa In Thailand Nguyen Oanh-Van Hoi in couple competition Quang Hung-Cao Ngan Top 5 contestants were selected. They pose in a competition at 20m above the sea level. Nguyen Oanh on the final night Oanh and Quang … [Read more...]

Local model to strut down Milan catwalk

Kieu Giang Kha My Van, the first runner-up of Vietnam’s Next Top Model in 2012 - PHOTO: COURTESY OF BEU MODELS Le Thi Quynh Trang, producer of VNTM and chairwoman of HCMC-based beU Models, said her company will join hands with ICE Models to turn Van into a professional model and promote potential local models overseas in a long-term cooperation plan. "I have been able to turn my dream into reality. I’m happy and excited after my recent visit to Milan. I’m thankful to have a great opportunity to work in Milan and I will try my best to meet audiences’ expectations and hope everyone will support me in a new challenge," Van said in a statement. The 26-year-old Van, 1.77 meters tall, has already joined in numerous castings for designers and brands in Milan to prepare for Milan Fashion Week next month. Earlier, beU Models sent Nguyen Thi Tuyet Lan, VNTM 2010 runner-up to New York, under a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models. Then, it brought VNTM … [Read more...]

First images of Vietnam’s Next Top Model finale

(VOV) - Vietnam's Next Top Model 2014 has published the first pictures of the Top 16 finalists preparing for the finale, which is set to get underway at 9pm on January 17 and broadcast live on Vietnam Television’s channel VTV3. Here are some images of the finalists preparing for the event: In the finale the Top 16 contestants will gather on the stage They have practiced hard under the guideline of jury member Xuan Lan Nguyen Oanh-one of Top 5 contestants Other 4 contestants of Top 5 include Quang Hung, Cao Ngan, Duy Anh and Tieu Ngoc Linh The finale will be live broadcast on Vietnam Television channel VTV3 … [Read more...]

Positive signs for Vietnam showbiz 2014

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese show business activities in 2014 generally had more good news than last year, with many awards for Vietnamese artists and art organizations. The "Flapping at the Middle of Nowhere" film crew. The local movie industry saw a good year when locally-made films went to cinemas at other times than just the New Year holiday. Viewers also had more choice of Vietnamese films. The cinema industry discovered many new talents, including child actress Thanh Thuy and the return of Thuy Anh. Thuy, 8, was very impressive in drama, thriller and horror movies "Spirit," "Scandal" and "Apartments". Meanwhile, Thuy Anh had a spectacular makeover with her role in "Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere". Two female directors Nguyen Hoang Diep and Tham Nguyen were also recognized for their contribution of bringing Vietnamese films to international festivals. The most prominent event of the film industry was the presence of Nguyen Hoang Diep’s "Flapping in the Middle … [Read more...]

Vietnamese model Huyen Trang on the catwalk in Milan

VietNamNet Bridge – Huyen Trang, the winner of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2011, wore the outfits of Korean designer Lee Jean Youn on the catwalk, with other international models, at the "K-Fashion Project in Milan in 2014". From an unknown student from Bac Giang province, Khieu Thi Huyen Trang – with the passion for fashion and the dream to become a professional model – participated in the Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2010 and became the winner. After the event, Trang (1.79m, 82-60-91) has quickly joined the fashion world in Vietnam and performed in many big fashion shows like Elle fashion show, Runway show, Marc Jacobs fashion show, Milano fashion show, Harper’s Bazaar Lifestyle, etc. Trang said the appearance was a good sign that would lead to her conquering the modeling market in Europe. When fashion weeks end in Europe, there are not many more shows, so the competition among models becomes tougher. Trang is actively seeking roles in the … [Read more...]

Vietnam International Fashion Week kicks off

The Hanoitimes - The event drew a number of participations of fashion lovers throughout the world with a view to sharing the same passion for fashion, creativity and connectivity. A special, chic and cozy party was held by Vietnam International Fashion Week (VIFW) on December 1 to welcome all fashion lovers all over the world to share the same passion for fashion. The party is also considered as the first event of the International Fashion Weeks in Vietnam which has currently been a focus of media and fashion lovers both nationwide and worldwide. Addressing at the event, the Chairman of Vietnam International Fashion Week Quynh Trang said that a few years ago, she had an opportunity to attend Fashion Weeks in France and the US along with models of Vietnam's Next Top Model. She said: "At that time, I just had a dream and a desire to organize such a professional fashion week in Vietnam to boost the development of country's fashion. Now, my dream comes true. I feel very happy, and I … [Read more...]

Celebrities descend on HCM city for Int’l Fashion Week

(VOV) - Vietnam International Fashion Week, the first of its kind, opened in Ho Chi Minh City on December 1, attracting many Vietnamese business representatives, designers and artists. Here are some photos of the event: Vietnamese supermodel Xuan Lan in a dress designed by Cong Tri Famed artist Thanh Loc Family of Vietnamese well-known singer Doan Trang Winner of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2013 Thanh Thuy (first on the right) and second runner-up of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2011 Kha My Van (near Thuy) and other models Vietnamese supermodel Binh Minh (second on the right) Winner of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2011 Hoang Thuy and designer Hoang Hai MC Tran Thanh … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 10/11

Heavy Tiger shows girl power in rock Rock 'n' roll band Heavy Tiger from Sweden promises to stir up a concert tonight at Cargo Bar in HCMC's District 4 at 8 p.m. Consisting of guitarist/singer Maja Linn, drummer Astrid Carsbring and bassist Sara Frendin, the band was formed in 2010 when the girls turned 17. Heavy Tiger has staged performances all over Scandinavia and in the UK. Their original songs and performances are inspired by KISS, Thin Lizzy and The Clash. Local rock band WhiteNoiz will also share the stage with Heavy Tiger. Tickets are priced from VND100,000 per person (for valid student ID card) to VND200,000 per person. Cargo Bar is located at 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, District 4, HCMC. Pop star My Tam stages free concerts Pop singer My Tam will launch a free "Heartbeat" live concert for students at Military Zone 7 Stadium in HCMC's Phu Nhuan District on Sunday and another at Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi on November 23. Between 20,000 and 30,000 people are expected to … [Read more...]

Vietnam Next Top Model contestants show off in “Gothic&Punk”

(VOV) - Top 16 of the 2014 Vietnam Next Top Model contest have entered the second competition part themed "Gothic&Punk". Nguyen Oanh from Hai Duong city came first in this part. She is 18 years old and 1.80m tall. The audition round for Vietnam's Next Top Model 2014 kicked off in Hanoi on August 20 and in Ho Chi Minh City on August 26. Top 16 contestants were chosen after the audition round. The reality TV show is broadcast at 8pm every Saturday from November 1 on VTV3 channel. The winner of the 2014 Vietnam Next Top Model contest will receive a two-year contract with BeU Models and appear on the cover of a leading Canadian fashion magazine. Some images of top 16 contestants in this part: Kim Dung Yen Nhi Quang Hung Cong Toan Duy Anh Dang Khanh Thanh Tuyen Duc Anh Quynh Chau performed well in this part Tan Khang Van Hoi Nguyen Oanh spent five minutes on performing. She owned the most beautiful photograph in this part and came … [Read more...]