No. 9


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Modern dresses that capture the flavors of the season

Inspired by the grace of Vietnamese female farmers in the rice field in their traditional outfits, the collection offers a glossy black and deep earth tone together with goldenrod yellow hallmark. The designer sought to highlight Viet Nam’s unique Lanh My A silk, a traditional and labor-intensive fabric that gets its color from a specific tropical fruit called Mac Nua. The difficulty of harversting the fruit as well as the months spending to dip, squeeze, and dry the fabric has elevated it to a national treasure. The collection made great use of interlacing, weaving, fringing, embroidering, embellishing, and appliqué that honor national traditions with a contemporary Western aesthetic.