Director of the municipal Tourism Department Do Dinh Hong said that the launching of the Vietnamese “Ao dai” space aims to create a new tourist attraction for visitors to Hanoi as well as a meeting venue for fashion designers from home and abroad.
The space is also expected to facilitate cultural and tourist exchanges hosted by the municipal People’s Committee and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Located inside Lanhuong Fashion House at 18 Au Co Street in Hanoi’s Tay Ho district, which is owned by fashion designer Lan Huong, the space will display samples of Ao dai from different historical periods, from the Ly, Tran and Nguyen Dynasties to the modern day.
The space will be open for free to visitors. Designer Lan Huong, who is a Hanoian, has developed a strong attachment to Vietnamese Ao dai.
The designer has worked to promote the national costume to international friends. She was the first one to be awarded the Vietnam Ao Dai Artisan title.
Visitors to the space can explore the process of making Ao dai, including designing, tailoring, embroidering and finishing them.
In addition, tourists can exchange talks with artisans from silkworm farming village of My Duc, Van Phuc Silk Village, Quat Dong Embroidery Village, and Trieu Khuc Weaving Village.