One more Vietnamese designer goes to New York Fashion Week

By Y Ly   February 13, 2019 | 09:00 pm GMT+7

Phuong My has become the second Vietnamese fashion designer after Cong Tri to showcase her clothes at the New York Fashion Week.

At the glamour event held at Spring Studio in New York from February 8 to 16, My’s show was named Sayonara (Goodbye).

It began with a floating piece of red fabric and the lighting and background music were distinctly Southeast Asian.

One more Vietnamese designer goes to New York Fashion Week

My showcased Asian beauty in all her designs.

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The collection was inspired by Kaneko Daiei, a Japanese Buddhist philosopher, who said:  "The flower petals fall, but the flower still exists. The body has faded, but the dignity is immanent."

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The three colors used in the collection were white, red and black, symbolizing the different sides and characteristics of a woman. The show opened with white costumes representing purity, simplicity and innocence. The tones then turned red to symbolize love, desire and passion. It ended with black for strength and self-control.

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Speaking about the message in her collection, My said:

"The women I have met show a powerful will to overcome difficulties in life... This was the message I wanted to express, and through that highlight the spirit and character of Asian women, especially Vietnamese women."

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The collection featured 37 outfits mainly made from raw silk, cotton silk, organza, tulle, lace and knits. The fabrics were ordered by the designer from Italy and Japan.

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The knotted details created decorative bow ties at the front or back of the dress.

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The asymmetric tailoring techniques along with the use of opposing colors created made for powerful designs and spectacular visual effects.

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Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, was a feature of her designs. The costumes had few folds and came in a range of shapes.

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This outfit includes a blouse in asymmetrical style and with powerful pointy shoulders. It is neatly tucked into casual pants decorated with cut-out details.

My is born in Vietnam and finished her undergraduate education in fashion design in the U.S. She has showcased her designs at eight international fashion weeks, including the Arab Fashion Week, Vancouver Fashion Week and Tokyo Fashion Fuse Show. 

The New York Fashion Week is one of the four most important fashion events in the world.

 
 
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