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Fashion show marks Vietnam – Australia diplomatic ties

November 04, 2013          1772 views

(Cinet) - On October 19, in Ha Noi, around 40 outfits designed by world and Vietnamese leading designers were presented at a fashion show to mark the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Australia diplomatic ties.

A vintage themed collection designed by Yves Saint Laurent took the audience back in time to the1970s.

Fashion pieces designed by Emilio Pucci, Thierry Mugler, Missoni, Jenny Kee, Vivienne Westwood, Versace, Burberry, Easton Pearson and Christian Wijnants, made from wool featured styles reminiscent of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and present.

The night was organised by world leading Woolmark Company and Vietnamese garment business – Canifa, and demonstrated the natural advantages of wool through different collections

In addition to a fashion show, there was an exhibition on Vietnamese wool products made from Australian materials.

Managing Director of Woolmark, Stuart McCullough said since launching its project in 2012, the project has attracted the participation of more than 50 garment businesses. The company will continue to support Vietnamese partners in developing and building production supply chain in the future.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Ho Thi Kim Thoa gave an impressive figure of US$6.6 billion in Vietnam-Australia trade last year, noting that Woolmark’s project will help diversify production supply chain for wool products in Vietnam in line with the country’s garment development strategy.

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