Designer Hoai Nam (centre) at a press conference yesterday.
Designer Hoai Nam has received an invitation letter from the organizing board of Paris Fashion Week 2018.
Talking to the media at a December 23 press conference in Hanoi, Hoai Nam said that he is honoured to have been chosen to open Paris Fashion Week 2018.
He will showcase 30 designs in his collection “Women in love” at the event. He said he came up with the idea for “Women in love” three years ago, and the collection has now come to fruition.
Nam said the collection is inspired by the stained glass windows set among the Gothic architectural style of 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Each design of the collection was worked on by hundreds of people and took at least six months to finish, he added.
The criteria for Paris Fashion Week is that all products must cost more than US$10,000, each design must take over 300 working hours to complete, and all designs must be made with luxury materials from Italy and France.
Model Thuy Tien models a design from Hoai Nam’s collection “Women in love”.
Decorative patterns from stained glass windows in Gothic cathedrals feature heavily throughout the collection “Women in love”.