Vietnamese model among most in demand during New York Fashion Week

By Trang Shaelyn   February 15, 2023 | 09:58 pm PT
Vietnamese model among most in demand during New York Fashion Week
From the left: Dahan Phuong Oanh catwalks in shows by Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang and Prabal Gurung. Photo by New York Fashion Week
Leading fashion site Models recognized Dahan Phuong Oanh as one of the most demanded international models of New York Fashion Week this year.

"The list contains the famous and prominent models on the runway in the past season," Models wrote. "These are the models that directors and designers always look for during fashion month."

Of the eight shows that Phuong Anh participated in so far, seven of them were runway shows, including Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Collina Strada, Prabal Gurung, Eckhaus Latta, Adeam, Puppets Puppets) and one digital show by Helmut Lang. She was also booked for a photoshoot of Phillip Lim.

The 23-year-old model said her most memorable show in New York this season is Marc Jacobs. This is also her first big show this year. The model appeared in a military green outfit, including a fur-lined jacket with a box-pocket skirt and 20-cm boots.

Phuong Oanh was promoted for bleaching her hair platinum and crossing her arms while catwalking. The show was even more memorable paid for Oanh when the collection tribute to Vivienne Westwood, the designer who passed away in December last year, and who is also a person that Oanh admired very much.

Oanh is also satisfied with shows like Alexander Wang and Prabal Gurung. After New York Fashion Week, she will participate in other fashion weeks in London, Paris and Milan.

Dahan Phuong Oanh's real name is Nguyen Thi Phuong Oanh. She finished in the top 13 of Vietnam’s Next Top Model Allstars in 2017. She then went to the U.K in 2020 and signed a deal with management company PRM Models in London. She had four shows in London Fashion Week in the same year.

In 2021, Oanh became the first Vietnamese model to appear on Gucci's website. She is also a model for the 2021 Fall/Winter Ready to Wear collection of Stella McCartney.

A year later, Oanh achieved further success. She became the first Vietnamese model to catwalk at the Haute Couture show and appeared in the big four fashion capitals of Paris, London, Milan and New York. In the same year, Oanh signed a contract with the modeling agency New York NY Models. She currently has agencies representing her in six markets: the U.K, France, U.S., Italy, Germany and Vietnam.

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