Anna Wintour's praise for Vietnamese designer at Milan Fashion Week

By Y Ly   September 27, 2021 | 02:17 pm GMT+7
Phan Dang Hoang honored Vietnamese traditional craft villages in his fashion collection, and in turn been has hailed by the editor-in-chief of fashion magazine Vogue.
In his show at Milan Fashion Week on Sept. 25, Vietnamese designer Phan Dang Hoang showcases Quintessence, including ten outfits that took him eight months to finish. All of them are inspired by Vietnam’s traditional craftsmanship in making silk and bamboo weaving, from which Hoang wants to show off his love for traditional beauty.   Living in Italy, the man could not return to Vietnam due to the pandemic, so he managed to find all the materials in Italy.

Hoang showcased his ‘Quintessence’ collection at the Milan Fashion Week on Sept. 25. The 10 outfits, which took him eight months to finish were inspired by Vietnam’s traditional silk and bamboo weaving craftsmanship.
Stranded in Italy, he could not return to Vietnam due to the pandemic, but managed to find all the materials he needed right there.

Before the show, Hoang welcomed many people to have a look at his new collection, including American model Naomi Campbell (R).

Before the show he welcomed many people to have a look at his new collection, including British model Naomi Campbell (R).

The editor-in-chief of fashion magazine Vogue, Anna Wintour (white dress), also took a look at ‘Quintessence’ and complimented it, saying she liked the color combination and materials in the collection. All fashion design students dream of meeting this woman once in their life. I am proud to do that at the age of 21, Hoang said.

The editor-in-chief of fashion magazine Vogue, Anna Wintour (white dress), also took a look at ‘Quintessence’ and complimented it, saying she liked the color combination and materials in the collection.

Hoang uses environmentally friendly materials, pursuing the sustainable fashion trend.

Hoang, a votary of the sustainable fashion trend, uses environment-friendly materials.

The shirt is adorned with flowers and feathers, combining with pleated trousers. The yellow floppy hat is inspired by Vietnamese bamboo baskets.

A shirt adorned with flowers and feathers and a pair of pleated trousers. The yellow hat is inspired by Vietnamese bamboo baskets.

Italy has given me a host of fashion and cultural experiences. Vietnam is the root. I want to breathe a new life into my creation and preserve traditional values of my hometown, Hoang said.

Hoang said: "Italy has given me a host of fashion and cultural experiences. Vietnam is the root. I want to breathe new life into my creation and preserve the traditional values of my nation."

Some of his creations are inspired by the structures of European churches.

Some of his creations are inspired by the structures of European churches.

All accessories like earrings, necklaces, and bags are also created by Hoang. The designers showcased four bags on the runway: Instagram, Pizza, Platform, and Cage.

All accessories like earrings, necklaces, and bags are also Hoang’s handiwork. The designer showcased four bags on the runway: Instagram, Pizza, Platform, and Cage.

Hoang and vedette model of the show.  Hoang is in his final year at the NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti), one of the world’s top schools for art and design.He was in Vietnam last year and returned to Italy last October to continue his education.

Hoang and vedette model of the show. He is in his final year at the NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti), one of the world’s top schools for art and design.
He was in Vietnam last year and returned to Italy last October to continue his education.

Photo courtesy of Phan Dang Hoang

 
 
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