HaUI students bring Vietnam’s ancient outfits back into fashion
Duo Pham Ngat & Nga Nguyen - Fashion Design students, Faculty of Garment Technology & Fashion Design (FGD), Hanoi University of Industry have cleverly modified with sharp cuts, outstanding shapes, traditional motifs bringing Vietnamese culture and history into fashion designs.
With the development history of each nation, fashion is always an important factor in creating cultural identity. Many famous designers have exploited traditional artistic values to incorporate them into their designs. For duo students Pham Ngat and Nguyen Nga, "nothing can be more wonderful than praising the history and culture of Vietnam by bringing country’s ancient outfits back into fashion".
Decorative art on King Khai Dinh's mausoleum applied to the design of Ao dai
Stemming from the passion and love of preserving and promoting the traditional values of the nation, especially impressed with the art of porcelain mosaic in the tomb of King Khai Dinh, Nga came up with ideas and developed the topic. "The decorative art of King Khai Dinh's mausoleum applied to the design of ao dai for women aged 25-30".
Student Nguyen Thi Nga
She shared: “The decorative art of King Khai Dinh's mausoleum has left me with strong emotions about textures, colors, materials, and decorative patterns, thereby helping me form creative ideas with Ao Dai products are suitable for modern fashion”.
The Ao Dai collection is aimed at young people from 25 to 30 years old so Nga used printing techniques to convey images. The image of the crockery inlaid boxes decorated in the Khai Dinh tomb on Ao dai, at the same time combined with the attachment, creating ruffles to increase the impression of the costume.
The symbols ideas
Besides that, the trend element is also highlighted in the collection by combining the use of modern and innovative shapes, fresh youthful color trends, and new fabrics on the Ao Dai. The designs in the collection both retain the core points of the Ao Dai and convey the cultural and artistic value of the tomb of King Khai Dinh while still bringing modernity, youth, and uniqueness.
Through the collection, Nga wishes to preserve the quintessence and uniqueness in the shaping elements and bring those beauties to apply on Ao dai to introduce to the youth.
The collection of Ao Dai inspired by decorative art on Khai Dinh Tomb
The image of Nghe of Later Le Dynasty applied in impressive fashion design
As a young person, when looking back at the golden past of traditional art, Ngat has aroused a sense of responsibility in preserving and promoting the quintessence of Vietnamese culture. In Vietnamese culture, sacred animals are those originating from legends or are created and used as cultural symbols to deliver ideas and beliefs in their psyche and religion. They embodied the natural forces and had characteristics of mysterious supernatural powers that dominated humanity and the universe. One among them is Nghe - a pure mascot of the Vietnamese people. This mascot is the mixture of some sacred animals with the body of a dog, the august nuance of a lion, the power of a dragon and a slight remembrance of a phoenix and a crane.
It was that thought that prompted Ngat to study the project "The image of Nghe of Later Le Dynasty applied in impressive fashion design for women aged 18-25".
Student Pham Thi Hong Ngat
By synthesizing research results on the value of art in the Later Le Dynasty (1428 - 1789) and studying impressive fashion trends in 2021, Ngat proposed a design plan for the collection "Khởi phách". The layout used is an asymmetrical layout, the stylized shape of the head is suitable for the decoration on the costume, the patterns of clouds and the scales are selected decorative motifs.
The moodboard of the collection
Then, Ngat has proposed the design, moodboard, icons and textures of the collection. The “Khởi phách” collection consists of twelve designs with red as the main color. The designs are decorated by embossed method, attaching the shape of the head, the texture of the clouds, the scales, creating accents on the chest, waist.
"Khởi phách" collection
Lecturer Nguyen Phuong Viet believes that Ngat and Nga, as well as all FGD students who are wholeheartedly and passionately passionate about fashion, will successfully reach their destination on the upcoming future path after graduation.
Admission season 2021 is approaching, lecturers and students of the Faculty of Garment Technology & Fashion Design, Hanoi University of Industry are ready to welcome K16 students.
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