Vietnamese designer deploys a star cast for a celestial play

By Y Ly    February 13, 2019 | 12:38 am PT
The latest collection of Vietnam's top fashion designer was presented by a bevy of famous models including the Victoria Secret Angels.

Top designer Cong Tri selected famous models who have walked in Victoria's Secret Fashion Show to present his collection at the New York Fashion Week from February 8-16."

Tri marked his debut at the event with 42 party dresses that showcased a diversity of styles, materials and supplements.

Vietnams top fashion designer presents collection featuring supermodels

The sensuous curves of Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro were gripped by a mini-dress with a deep V-neck and an edgy shoulder design with detailed attachments.

Riebiro has walked for world renowned fashion brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace. The 29-year-old model walked in the 2017 Victoria Secret Show that featured the $2 million Fantasy Bra.

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American Jasmine Tookes walked in a white and gray tasseled dress with a long V-neck. The 26-year-old American mode was born performed in Victoria's Secret 2016 show, wearing the $3 million Fantasy Bra. That year, Forbes named her the 17th highest paid model in the world.

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Josephine Skiver wore a strapless, pleated, pink gown that glittered and shone. The 26-year-old model, who made her debut in 2011, has participated in more than 300 famous fashion shows. She has appeared in many famous fashion magazines including Vanity Fair, Elle, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire.

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Martha Hunt’s long one-piece dress with rose flower folds was a head turner. The dress was made from Lanh My A silk, a traditional fabric made in the southern Vietnamese province of An Giang. The 28-year-old American model has performed in six Victoria Secret shows. She is also a spokesmodel for Free People.

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Australian model Shanina Shaik wore a short dress with giant red bow that showed off her shapely legs to good effect. Shaik was first cast to walk in the Victoria Secret show in 2011. The 28-year-old model has also appeared in the catalogues of famous clothing brands.

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Winnie Harlow wore a short glittering dress with extra-large puffed sleeves. The Canadian model, who has the vitiligo skin condition, participated in Victoria's Secret Show for the first time in 2018. She is among the newer Victoria Secret models.

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Daphne Groeneveld turned heads in a strapless green and silver dress and a black coat. The Netherland-born model, 24, has appeared on the cover of Vogue Paris magazine beside designer Tom Ford, and is now the face of Jean Paul Gaultier perfume and Tom Ford cosmetics.

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German-American model Jasmine Sanders wore a mini dress with sequined ivory and pale yellow flowers. Standing tall at 1.76 meters, the model has been voted by fashion news site as one of the most charming supermodels in the world.

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In all this creations, Cong Tri showcased sophisticated attaching techniques, using crystals, sequins, and feather details.

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Some of his works used thin, transparent fabric to great effect.

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The bow, placed in different places, was a dominant feature in the collection.

Nguyen Cong Tri is one of the top designers in Vietnamese fashion. He is the first Vietnamese member of the Asian Couture Federation, and has worked with several international stars including Rihanna, Katy Perry and Gwen Stefani.

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