|Designer Nguyen Cong Tri and supermodel Thanh Hang
From the first season in 2014 to now, fashion designer Cong Tri has been a popular name for the opening of Vietnam International Fashion Week 2018. He is the first Vietnamese designer to be listed among members of the Asian Couture Federation (AFC).
Following the success of his collection ‘No 8’ in the VIFW 2014, Tri was invited to participate in the Tokyo Fashion Week 2015 and 2016 with impressive collections Em Hoa (Flowers) and Lua (Rice). Most of these collections drew their inspiration from the beauty of the people and nature of Vietnam.
After his ‘Em Hoa’ collection was praised in Vogue magazine in late March 2017, American pop star Rihanna ordered a design from Cong Tri for her new latest photoshoot. In September 2017, Tri also designed costumes for singer Katy Perry for her Witness tour. He also created a bodysuit for the famous pop star Gwen Stefani to wear in last year’s festival program.
VIFW 2018 will take place from April 19-22 in Nguyen Du Sports Hall, HCM City. The model casting round for the fashion week is set for March 11 in HCM City.