Thuan Viet shows his best designs in Japan
10:11′ 03/05/2008 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge – The specialist ao dai designer Thuan Viet arrived in Osaka, Japan on Friday for five days of fashion shows and cultural goodwill in the Land of the Rising Sun.

A design of Thuan Viet’s “Crane’s Dance” collection.

Mr. Viet is presenting three collections – “Oriental Pearl”, “Viet Nam Spirit” and “Crane’s Dance” – containing 27 designs of the traditional outfit.

His ao dais are primarily made of silk and velvet and are elaborately embroidered to create a synthesis of modern and ancient decorative patterns.

“I’m honored to be chosen to show my collections in Japan,” Thuan Viet said before leaving Vietnam. “I am taking my best works featuring typical Vietnamese characteristics to bring out the charm of Vietnamese women.”

His Japanese sojourn is being sponsored by Vietnam Airlines and Elite Model Viet Nam.

Vietnamese designer showcases ao dai in Japan
One of the Ao dai designs in the Vu khuc hat collection by Thuan Viet

The famous Vietnamese fashion designer Thuan Viet has flown to Osaka in Japan to promote his latest Ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long tunic) collections from May 2-6.

Sponsored by Vietnam Airlines and Elite Vietnam Company, the display of the three collections – Hon ngoc vien dong (The Pearl of the Far East), Hon Viet (Vietnamese Spirit), and Vu khuc hat (The Song of Beads) – is a part of the Vietnamese tourism campaign in Japan.

There will be a fashion show and various exhibitions.

The long dresses, which are known internationally for featuring womanly curves, are made of silk, velvet, and lace and decorated with embroidery and crystal beads.

Thuan Viet says, “I believe that my ao dai express some of our national culture. The dresses are not only rich in tradition but also in the modern values of charm and beauty.”

Reported by Da Ly