Vietnam designer’s latest collection reveals stitch of 90s nostalgia

By Tam Giao   December 7, 2019 | 06:37 pm GMT+7

Designer Chung Thanh Phong reverts to the 1990s in latest showing with minimalist dresses and solid colors.

Chung Thanh Phongs Spring/Summer 2020 collection, I’m a Superstar, was presented in Ho Chi Minh City last weekend. With 120 new designs, the collection introduced audiences to a riot of colors and materials inspired by the 1990s. Phong decided to become a fashion designer in 2010, after entering the Top 10 in Viet Nam Idol 2007, a local version of singing contest American Idol.

Chung Thanh Phong's Spring/Summer 2020 collection, "I’m a Superstar", was presented in Ho Chi Minh City last weekend. With 120 new designs, the collection introduced audiences to a riot of colors and materials inspired by the 1990s. Phong decided to become a fashion designer in 2010, after entering the Top 10 in Viet Nam Idol 2007, a local version of singing contest American Idol.

Solid colors such as red, blue and white combine with thigh-high slit spaghetti strap dresses 

Red, blue or white on thigh-high slit spaghetti strap dresses are some of the most popular 90s fashion items.

Model Minh Tu was the first one to walk the runway in the show. She caught the spotlight when wearing a off-the-shoulder gown in metalic fabric. The Vietnamese designer do not miss the 2020 fashion trend as he adopts the pleat technique in many of his new designs. 

Model Minh Tu was the first to hit the runway, stealing with an off-the-shoulder gown in metallic fabric. The Vietnamese designer remains up to date with 2020 fashion by adopting pleating techniques in many of his new works.

Chung Thanh Phong uses folding techniques in to make three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional sheets of fabric.

Chung Thanh Phong uses folding techniques to create three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional sheets of fabric.

Belts, one of the most defining accessorises of noughties fashion, was mixed with a metalic gown and created a great look on model Trang Tran.

Belts, one of the most defining accessories of 90s fashion, is combined with a metallic gown as worn by model Trang Tran.

Satin and sequince are one of the most-used material in the collection. Chung Thanh Phong wants to make his models girlish and unique, a concept the he has been pursuing for years.

Satin and sequence are some of the most-used materials in the collection. Chung Thanh Phong wants his models "girlish and unique", a concept he pursued for years.

To create the 90s vibes, models in the show chose to wear large earrings or necklaces. The fashion show featured a lot of senior Vietnamese models, who has not walked the runway for a long time. Chung Thanh Phong is a top designer in the Vietnamese fashion industry. He decided to become a fashion designer in 2010, after entering the Top 10 in Viet Nam Idol 2007, a Vietnamese version of the singing contest American Idol.

To add to the 90s' vibe, models wore large earrings or necklaces. The fashion show featured many senior Vietnamese models, who has not paced the runway for years. 

Chung Thanh Phong's Spring/Summer 2020 collection.

 
 
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