Designer Vo Viet Chung will be taking 8 models from Elite and his ao dai collection named “Xuan Ha Thu Dong/Spring, Summer, Fall Winter” to Kotfa Fashion and Tourism Week in Korea next month.

The collection has 40 ao dais in Western-inspired designs.  This is not the first time Vo Viet Chung will be Korea, his first trip was 4 or 5 years ago for his first collection.  However, this time, he will be accompanied by 8 models, Quỳnh Thy, Thúy Nga, Đinh Phương, Ngọc Hà, Nguyên Diệp, Thanh Vân, Cao Dương, and Phương Giang. Expect ao dais with a modern twist, fitted to a modern touch and taste.

He has designed ao dais for Miss Universe and has his own line of clothing called VOV in Saigon Center District 1

Here are some modeled by Quynh Thy, one of the first Vietnamese supermodels to be featured in international magazines such as Maxim, Stuff (Singapore), Elle (France), Traveller (Canada), and was also offered Playboy to which she turned down.

Personally, I am not a fan of these “ao dai cach tan/Westernized ao dais,” but I find it very inspiring to show off our traditional dress to our international neighbors. I feel that VietNamese designers can  also one day reinvent the ao dais so that it can be worn in everyday settings, not limited to just formal events.