Avant garde designer Ha Nhat Tien cuts his own path when it comes to fashion. “Currently you may not like my design, it is your right, but for me, I like it—this is what makes sense to me as a young designer. You will have to choose a separate path to development, otherwise you will lose your soul and others will step on you,” says Tien. “I think that, at each stage, cultural and fashion trends will be different, but they all have one thing in common, beauty.”
The 29-year-old Vung Tau native is already making headways on runways with shows at Hong Kong Fashion Week in 2011 and last year at the International Fashion Week in Hanoi where he debuted his “Be Yourself ” collection. The collection combines his unusual perspective on fashion with strong colors to create unique shapes. More interestingly, on the jackets are slogans such as “if you like it, just wear it,” which is consistent with the spirit of the collection and the designer himself.