VOV.VN - Collections of Ao Dai, Vietnam’s traditional long dress, and Ukraine’s Vyshyvanka, an embroidered outfit, were introduced at a fashion show and a photo exhibition held in Hanoi on May 21.
Vietnamese fashion designer Le Thi Lan Huong brought her Ao Dai collection of 30 silk outfits featuring patterns of rural areas, Dong Ho folk painting, upland children, and terraced fields.
Ukrainian designer Oksana Polonets presented a Vyshyvanka fashion collection comprising 32 outfits for the whole family in daily lives and wedding ceremonies.
The collection showcases Ukraine's age-old sophisticated embroidery techniques which boast colourful floral patterns in a modern style.
The fashion show, jointly organised by the Embassy of Ukraine in Vietnam and the Vietnamese Women’s Museum, helped audiences discover many interesting similarities of traditional costumes of both Vietnam and Ukraine. The costumes are both graceful and make use of sophisticated hand-embroidery techniques which play an important part in the long-standing cultures of the two countries.
A photo exhibition on Ukrainian costumes was also held during the event, giving visitors the chance to learn more about the beauty of traditional embroidered costumes from different regions across the Eastern European country.