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Designers bring upcycled clothing to New York Fashion Week

By Hoang Dung   September 16, 2022 | 09:00 pm PT
Designers Hai Long and The Huy debuted 15 costumes made from re-purposed linen and brocade at this year's New York Fashion Week.

Costumes made from re-purposed linen and brocade of Vietnamese designers are showcased at the New York Fashion Week

The Hoi Sinh (Revival) collection debuted on the runway on September 11 as part of this year New York Fashion Week.

The "Hoi Sinh" (Revival) collection debuted on Sept. 11 as part of this year's New York Fashion Week, taking place until Sept. 14.

The two fashion businesses handcraft certain patterns out of linen.

The two fashion designers handcrafted certain patterns out of linen.

He uses recycled materials to protect the environment, according to Hai Long.

According to Hai Long, they use recycled materials to protect the environment. "We cut and rearrange used fabrics to create new clothes," he explained.

Two designers print images with Vietnamese features such as lotus flowers, dragons and phoenixes, old buildings, and so on on a canvas background.

They also print images with Vietnamese features like lotus flowers, dragons and phoenixes and ancient buildings on their designs.

Hand-embroidered flowers adorn the jacket and both sides of the shirt.

They and their crew worked on the collection for almost six months.

The firm hosting a significant event in the United States helped the designer duo participate in New York Fashion Week. For more than six months, they and the crew worked on the collection.

A U.S-based company helped the designer duo participate in New York Fashion Week.

Each costume of Hai Long - The Huy is intricately connected and hand-embroidered with traditional motifs.

Each outfit is intricately connected and hand-embroidered with traditional motifs.

Huynh Hai Long (right) earned a bachelors degree in drama from the University of Theater and Cinema in Ho Chi Minh City.  He took first place in the Vietnam Collection Grandprix 2009 competition.  Huynh Hai Longs mentor is Dang The Huy (left).  For almost a decade, the team has walked various catwalks, including the China Fashion Designers Creation Contest 2011 in Shanghai and the Tokyo Fashion Show in Japan.  Eleanor Lambert, the communications director of the New York Costume Institute, the first advertising organization in the American fashion business, founded Fashion Week New York in 1943. It is one of the worlds four major fashion weeks.

Huynh Hai Long (right) earned a bachelor's degree in drama from the University of Theater and Cinema in Ho Chi Minh City. He took first place in the Vietnam Collection Grandprix 2009 competition. Long's mentor is Dang The Huy (left).
For the past 12 years, the team has participated in various fashion events, including the China Fashion Designers Creation Contest 2011 in Shanghai and the Tokyo Fashion Show in Japan.
New York Fashion Week is one of four major fashion weeks in the world, collectively known as the "Big 4", along with those in Paris, London, and Milan.

Photos by Ken Pham

 
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