Backstage Pass

What really goes on behind the curtains at Vietnam International Fashion Week. H’Hen Nie leans down to peer through a tear in the heavy black curtain separating the runway from the backstage area as Luong Thi Hong Xuan next to her reaches hungrily into her snack pack for another rice cracker. There’s not much of … Read more

The Queen of Fashion Behind Vietnam’s Next Top Model

If you’re not really up with what’s happening in fashion circles, then you’d be forgiven for thinking that this month’s return of Vietnam’s Next Top Model marks just another season of makeup, makeovers, and make-believe. The Top Model franchise may be one of the world’s most glamorous and successful television formats around, but after 12 … Read more