Driven and passionate award-winning fashion designer with a conceptual and analytical approach to fashion. Motivated by a vision to seek for the quality of garments through craftsmanship and details, whilst embracing aesthetics and design philosophy from the influence of both Eastern and Western cultures, focusing on designs with contrary elements.
Studying abroad gives me nostalgia and I've been driven to develop a collection to preserve my background and culture. This prompted me to look for old photographs of ancient Vietnamese ladies and investigate how the feudal system constrained their morals and values. I want to write for them a new chapter in which they are free and independent and are not subjected to sexual prejudice or sexist norms.
My final major project is devoted to Vietnamese women who, despite having faced numerous challenges, misogyny, and underestimation in the past, went on to nurture their families and communities. These women, who are mothers, grandmothers, and sisters, seldom receive recognition for their sacrifices. The collection, entitled "Mothers" is created for the Fall/Winter 2024 season which is more than just a portrayal of women in the past; it also represents their aspiration for emancipation.
This sustainable demi-couture collection will highlight historical references and western tailoring elements to produce a strong , contemporary and edgy image of new women.To do this, I will create a juxtaposition of deconstruction and craftsmanship, luxury and sustainability, using high-end traditional materials, recycled waste fabric and dead stock tailor textiles.
For this collection, I'll combine recycled fabric from White Rose with deadstock fabrics donated by Ted Baker and Paul Smith. To produce this collection, I'll also include locally obtained mulberry silk components from my own nation. The main objectives are to encourage the use of biodegradable natural fibres, recycling practises in the fashion industry, and the creation of environmentally responsible collections with minimal negative effects on the environment. Sustainability is not just about the environment; it also refers to how you connect with and take care of your neighbourhood and adjacent areas. I want to use this as a platform to promote traditional materials from my own country while also representing Vietnamese culture and workmanship. I'll present authentic, hand-woven mulberry silk fabrics from traditional villages and brands for this collection.