Special Models at Hanoi Tourism Ao dai Festival 2023
The spouse of the US Ambassador to Vietnam, Japanese diplomatic officials, and the daughter of Ambassador Elsavador to Vietnam were the special guest models performing the collection "Ao Dai: Integration and Development" on the opening night of Hanoi Tourism Ao dai Festival 2023.
|Several family members of foreign ambassadors, and female diplomats attended and performed Ao Dai costumes at the opening ceremony of Hanoi Tourism Ao dai Festival. Photo: phunuvietnam.vn|
Kamitani Naoko, director of the Japan Information and Culture Center at the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, said that Ao Dai is a highly flexible outfit that helps designers to implement many ideas by combining quality materials, creating diverse designs according to each era. Vietnamese Ao Dai and Japanese Kimono demonstrate "understanding and sympathy" - an important factor that plays a fundamental role in the development of relations between the two countries.
|Kamitani Naoko, director of the Japanese Cultural Information Center (left) and Nomura Mone, attaché of the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam. Photo: phunuvietnam.vn|
According to Nomura Mone, attaché of the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam, Ao Dai is often associated with the image of silk fabric, gently fluttering in the wind. However, the Ao dai she wore used fabric made with an obi belt to help her feel the weight of the shirt like when wearing a Kimono.
|Spouse of US Ambassador to Vietnam Suzuko Knapper. Photo: phunuvietnam.vn|
Meanwhile, Suzuko Knapper, spouse of the US Ambassador to Vietnam, stressed that culture - including fashion - has a strong pervasive power, connecting people in many countries. "Participating in the event wearing an ao dai inspired by Japan, which is my homeland, but as a representative of the United States, it is an honor," she said.
Pamela Orozco, daughter of Ambassador Elsavador in Vietnam, was excited to wear the ao dai. "The Ao dai reminds of the flower of the maquilishuat tree, the representative tree of our country."
|Pamela Orozco, daughter of Ambassador Elsavador in Vietnam. Photo: phunuvietnam.vn|
The collection "Ao Dai: Integration and Development" is inspired by the unique cultures of many countries around the world. The designer used traditional patterns, typical fabrics, and shapes, and stylized some details on the shoulders, and sleeves, among others, showing cultural interference between Vietnam and other countries on the Ao dai.
Showcasing this collection are also special models from many countries. Each person wears Ao dai with motifs or cultural features typical of their country.
The designer of the collection, Miss Ngoc Hau, highlighted each ao dai is like a bridge that can delicately connect cultures together, helping countries feel and love Vietnamese culture more. She hopes Ao dai will become a "cultural messenger" that brings Vietnam closer to friends from all over the world.
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