The Woolmark Company - with the support from Vietnam’s leading knitwear brand CANIFA - hosted two retrospective fashion shows as part of the celebrations highlighting 40 years of trade and diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Australia.
The two shows emphasised some of the most important and leading global designers and how they have used wool to determine trends and influence their generation during the past 40 years, as well as draw attention to the natural excellence of Australian Merino wool.
The first event was held October 17 at the beautiful White Palace Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City. The second ’40 years of wool in fashion’ event took place in Hanoi on October 19 at the Hanoi Daewoo Hotel.
The retrospective pieces which went down the runway were specially loaned for the event by the Darnell Collection, with curator Charlotte Smith explaining the evolution of wool in fashion during the past 40 years.
About 40 garments were modelled as part of the show, with pieces from the 1970s, 80s, 90s and today, designed by some of the world’s leading fashion designers including Emilio Pucci, Thierry Mugler, Missoni, Jenny Kee, Vivienne Westwood, Versace, Burberry and Easton Pearson. A garment from the capsule collection designed by the2012/13 International Woolmark Prize winner, Christian Wijnants, was also shown, presenting a more modern interpretation of Merino wool.
Local Vietnamese designer and winner of Project Runway Vietnam Hoàng Minh Hà also showed a range of garments from his recent collections.
“I’m very honoured; it’s a very joyful feeling to be in the fashion shows as a Vietnamese designer and to work with The Woolmark Company for the celebration of the 40-year relationship between Vietnam and Australia,” Hà said.
“Wool is a perfect and wonderful material and during the time I worked with wool I received a lot of help from the company and I am so glad to be here today.”
The celebrations are part of Out of Vietnam project, which has seen The Woolmark Company working towards developing a sustainable supply chain in Vietnam and expand its current manufacturing market by introducing Australian wool into the pipeline.
The Woolmark Company CEO Stuart McCullough said that since the project launched in 2012, the global authority on wool had already engaged more than 50 manufacturing partners.
“The response to Out of Vietnam has been tremendous and all agreed partners have shown the utmost confidence in the project,” Mr McCullough said. “We will continue with our efforts to develop more partners in Vietnam and look forward setting up an established manufacturing base.”
| On 17th Apr 2021
Fibre2Fashion, the online platform for the global...
Powered by a strong domestic and foreign demand, China's economy grew ...
| On 17th Apr 2021
As government cheques fattened consumers’ bank accounts and more...
Estimate loss of $8-$10 billion in turnover
Blockchain is not a silver bullet for each and every problem in supply...
International apparel brands
Launched first collection at onset of Covid
A mono store brand, <b>Bharat Ahuja's</b> Desire Design Studio has emerged ...
Dhruv Toshniwal & Udit Toshniwal
Launched a year ago, Fashions Pvt Limited conceptualises and sees D2C...
Established by <b>Shyam Gupta</b> in 1978, Gargee Designer's (GD) offers...
Kevin Young & Tom Lucas
Web Industries is a precision formatter of nonwoven materials used in baby ...
Non Woven Federation of India
The Non Woven Federation of India (NWFI), representing the regional...
German company Dilo Group is one of the leading equipment suppliers of...
Artisan Saga, founded by Kaushik Rajani and Seema Agrawal, is an online...
Sarah Denise Cordery
Sarah Denise Studio
Manchester, England-based Sarah Denise Studio provides relevant fashion...
Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan
Ruma Devi is a jet-setting promoter of artisans who has empowered...
Letter to Editor
Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.
Subscribe today and get the latest information on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel.
Download Free Report
Rising Opportunities in Technical Textiles Market: 2020-2026
Thank you for showing interest in our free report on 'Rising Opportunities in Technical Textiles Market: 2020-2026'
You will receive an email shortly with a link to download the report and in case if you don't receive our email, you can write back to email@example.com.