The Distinguished Gentleman

Get a made-to-measure suit that’ll make you stand taller, look slimmer and bring serious style to the boardroom There are little to no reasons not to have a bespoke suit in Vietnam. The cost and availability of top quality fabrics and patterns makes the process virtually frictionless. The craftsmanship is comparable to anyone’s you will … Read more

The HOA BATIK collection

The HOA BATIK collection symbolizes friendship, hope, peace and love to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties between Vietnam and Malaysia. “Hoa” means flower in Vietnamese whereas batik is a traditional Malaysian fabric printing technique. The fabrics are luxury handprinted silk and adorned with crystals from Malaysia. The designs capture the essence of both … Read more

Back To Basics

A good camping trip is all about getting back to basics – the smell of a wood fire, a night under the stars, communing with Nature. Crafting exquisite leather goods and the best pair of shoes you’ll ever own likewise begins with the basics.  At Dominique Saint Paul, the process starts with raw crust leather, uncolored and unfinished. … Read more

Ms. Saigon

Taking the traditional Vietnamese silk brocade well into the modern age is Thuy Design House. Dubbed “the woman of brocade,” designer and painter Thuy Nguyen experiments with traditional materials and shapes to arrive at her signature bold and resplendent designs. By reinventing traditional forms of dress such as the ao dai, Thuy liberates women to find freedom in their fashion choices and beyond. Designer: Thuy Design House www.thuydesignhouse.com Photographer: Chanh Model: … Read more

Good Evening, Ma’am

Prepare to make an entrance in these dresses that are destined for the season’s special events. Stand out from the crowd and be on-point for the next occasion in this selection of evening dresses by LYLA TRAN (1/11 Pasteur, D1; Facebook: LYLATRAN). Whether your heading out to a glamorous, sophisticated event or out for a few drinks with the girls, we’ve got you covered.

Precisely White

What could be more appropriate treatment for your wardrobe after Tet than to detox it from noisy clashing graphic prints and the saturated color pops that punctuated our autumn outfits. Well, it may be a little premature to take on summer’s biggest color trend in full force, but start as you mean to go on we say. Orchestrating a wardrobe whiteout will provide as much … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more