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American models don gold-pleated ao dai

By Nguyen Thao   January 9, 2023 | 06:57 pm PT
Designer Do Trinh Hoai Nam invited American models Wynter Alana and Nya Deng to wear gold-inlaid ao dai from his new "Suoi Nguon" (The Fountainhead) collection.
Nam launched his gold embroidered ao dai collection in California last Friday. He also invited the two American models to participate in the photo shoot campaign to promote them in the U.S.Besides launching his creations in Vietnam, he brought his collection to America and France as part of his initiative to promote the beauty of Vietnamese traditional long dresses,

Nam launched his gold-embroidered ao dai collection in California last Friday. The two American models participated in a photo shoot as part of Nam’s U.S. promotional campaign.
The collection has now been launched in Vietnam, the U.S. and France.

Both models wore designs that fused Mosaic arts use of modern technology with elements of Vietnamese culture, such as embroidered, inlaid gold, and gemstone embellishments.

Both models wore designs that were a fusion of modern technology with elements of Vietnamese culture, including embroidered, inlaid gold, and gemstone embellishments.

Nam combined square necklines with stylized designs to give his ao dai an evening gown feel and look.

Nam combined square necklines with highly-stylized detail to give his ao dai an evening gown feel and look.

Nam used unique design motifs to make ao dai look more luxurious and elegant.

Nam’s luxurious and elegant ao dai are unique mosaics of often disparate design motifs.

The collection also features bold colors and design elements to give Vietnamese traditional attire a new and modern touch.

The collection also features bold colors, stark lines and bright elements to give traditional Vietnamese attire a new and modern touch.

Nam said the models will hold more photo shoots at many landmarks in the U.S.To emphasize his point that every woman looks stunning in an ao dai, he casts models from outside of Vietnam to showcase his brainchild.

Nam said he has more photo shoots planned at famous U.S. landmarks.
He said he cast models from outside Vietnam to emphasize the point that any woman from anywhere in the world can look stunning in an ao dai.

Before the shoot, Nam also took time to share the origin and meaning of ao dai so they can feel and convey the spirits of his creations.

Before the shoot, Nam said he spoke to the foreign models about the origin and meaning of the traditional Vietnamese tunic so they’d be better able to convey the spirit of his creations.

 
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