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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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Say Yes To These Dresses

Our secret obsession as of late? Bridal gowns. We simply adore a good dose of inspiration, and when that inspiration is of the fashion variety (particularly bridal fashion) we stop everything we’re doing to take it all in. Model: Nguyen Oanh Photographer: Thanh Phan Designer: Cai’s Bridal Stylist: Nguyen Chu Location: Ke Ga, Phan Thiet

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Be Yourself

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

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Laced Be Honest

If you’re shooting for something pretty and dainty, you can always bet on lace. And it’s no wonder why because Adrian Anh Tuan’s new Lacey Girl collection looks romantic, ultra feminine and classic. Designer: Valeciani Photographer: Chanh Nguyen Model: Miss Vietnam Thuy Dung Hair and Makeup: JP Bures Location: Palo Alto, California  

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Cork Loving

Committed to sustainability, Ekokami (Facebook: Ekokami; Instagram: ekokamidesign) makes durable, functional and versatile bags using recycled cork and up-cycled leather. Though the design and management team is Dutch, Ekokami is located in HCMC (Vietnam). Both to the physical and visual touch, cork fabric offers a feel like no other. Some compare it to leather but

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Bath, Beach and Beyond

Forget the mini bar, the room service and the king-size bed. There’s one hotel luxury we’d all raid the bank to have at home: the fluffy towels. “Nice towels are something that is missing in Vietnam. You use towels daily, but it is almost impossible to find good ones here,” say Ina Stas and Tina

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The Cinderella Man

If clothes make the man then it’s his shoes that are his signature. Even in the heat and dust of Saigon, there are those inevitable occasions when a great pair of shoes, along with the style and confidence boost they bring, simply cannot be beat. It might sound out of place in a land where

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