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See-through designs challenge age-old perceptions of "ao dai"

By Y Ly, Van Pham   April 19, 2016 | 03:59 pm GMT+7

Famous dancer Linh Nga wraps herself in an audacious see-through design of the traditional dress.

In this photo session, Linh Nga became the muse of designer Duc Hung and put on ao dai designs with floral patterns, sheer fabric, innovative wide sleeves while remaining with clinging-to-body silhouette.

In this photo session, Linh Nga became the muse of designer Duc Hung and put on ao dai designs with floral patterns, sheer fabric, innovative wide sleeves and figure-hugging silhouettes.

The combination of black velvet and see-through thin mesh gives out a sense of feminine fragility and daring sexiness.

The combination of black velvet and see-through mesh gives a sense of feminine fragility and daring sexiness.

The palette made up with black, red, blue, yellow tones enhances the floral and folksy patterns.

A palette made up of black, red, blue, yellow tones enhances the floral and folksy patterns.

Headdresses and silk ribbons are the focal point of the collection, drawing inspirations from young ladies of the bygone eras.

Headdresses and silk ribbons are the focal points of the collection, drawing inspirations from young women of bygone eras.

These designs are part of the Non thieng (Sacred mountain) collection and to be featured at the upcoming Festival Hue.

These designs are part of the “Non Thieng” (Sacred Mountain) collection and will be featured at the upcoming Hue Festival.


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Photo by Quoc Huy

Makeup by Quan Nguyen

Hair by Le Ngoc Son

Style by Vo Thuong

Tags: ao dai style