The Giving Tree

Fashion trends are constantly changing, but the simple meanings behind a lot of pieces, like the mustard seed necklace, the evil eye bracelets and the Tree of Life, remain timeless and relevant. Trang Pham, the Director and Designer behind Saigon Spring Jewelry (9A, Street 43, D2), shares her unique take on the Tree of Life. What inspired you to create your own Tree

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A Model Citizen

Vietnam’s male supermodel explains why modeling fame isn’t as simple as looking good In the last few years, and with the aid of shows such as Vietnam’s Next Top Model, and The Face Vietnam, modeling has emerged and grown in local psyche as a legitimate and highly desirable career choice. Once known only in certain circles, Ha Anh, Hoang Thuy

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Drama Queen

Have you been to the Eiffel Tower? What about the Grand Canyon? London’s Tower Bridge? All questions you might reasonably be asked by a travel-obsessed friend. You might even be able to answer positively to many of them. But what exactly did you do there? There are few in the world who would be able to answer these questions in as dramatic

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Wearing it Wrong

The founder of Fashion4Freedom talks ethics and activism Coming from a background in mergers and acquisitions, when LanVy Nguyen decided to transition into the fashion industry, she brought with her a knack for seeing through smoke and mirrors. The goal was to create high-end products in Vietnam, but finding a manufacturer who could do so in a

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The Zebra Tote

In case you missed it, Punda Milia’s striking black and white totes are this year’s must-have There was a time when a purse  was the perfect size to carry our everyday items, but as technology has gotten bigger with tablets, smartphones (along with extra power packs), and our lives more complicated with what-ifs (an umbrella/raincoat if it rains, a shawl

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That Summer Girl

Ann by An Nhien designer Le Nguyen An Nhien is a graduate of the HCMC University of Architecture, majoring in fashion design. She has won a number of awards, including third prize at the Pure Fashion 2009 Contest and one of the Top 19 contestants in the final Vietnam Collection Grand Prix 2008. An Nhien appreciates creativity and goes for new trends. Her

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Lam’s Ladies

Li Lam designs for the modern woman who is passionate, free and also in control. Lam’s clothes aim to bring not only the beauty but also comfort and style to the wearer. Photographer: Cao Trung Hieu Clothes: Lam Boutique (98 Mac Thi Buoi, D1 & 63 Xuan Thuy, D2)

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Away We Wow (Things we do for love)

Valenciani’s Summer 2017 collection is all about retro-style classics of the 1960s. With the spirit of fun, Adrian focuses on exploiting wide, comfortable, youthful shapes on soft fabrics. In addition to typical floral motifs, he also incorporates both polished or geometric patterns in various creative effects. Photographer: Tung Chu Makeup and Hair: Minh Lộc Model:

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À La Mode

Cac Lam is a young Vietnamese American designer behind cacdemode.com. She is a graduate of The Art Institute of Dallas and has worked in Milan, Italy. Lam’s inspiration draws from the mix of Eastern and Western designs. Her design aesthetic combines romanticism, fashion forward, and ultimately expresses femininity, individuality and choice. Cac Lam is currently

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Fields of Dreams

The grace Vietnam’s female farmers bring to the rice fields in their traditional ao ba ba inspired Nguyen Cong Tri’s Collection no.09. The simple, loose polonaise with raglan sleeves, scooped neck lines and padded front pockets evolved to offer some comfort to days filled with toil. Glossy black, deep earth tones and goldenrod yellow provide

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