Vietnam has representative at London Fashion Week for the first time

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One of the designs in the "Nam-Mushrooms" collection of Cong Tri

Acclaimed Vietnamese designer Cong Tri will showcase his collection at the International Fashion Showcase 2013, set to take place from February 15 to 21 as a highlight of the prestigious London Fashion Week 2013, news website Vietnamplus reported Monday.

Selected by the British Council in Vietnam for the event, Cong Tri said he would present his brand new collection themed  "Nam Mushroom" to the audiences. The collection has strongly impressed Vietnamese audiences and fashion insiders in its debut at a national fashion show in January.

"Nam-Mushroom" takes its inspiration from the structure of combination of the mushroom as a unity consortium, said Tri.

"When observing mushrooms, I had the idea of stylizing dresses following mushrooms' details. I was inspired by the symmetrical layout of their structure, as well as the free and chaotic way they grow," Tri added.

Director of British Council Vietnam, Robin Rickard said the council was convinced by designer Tri's creation and believe that he will impress London fashion lovers.

Designer Cong Tri
The International Fashion Showcase 2013 is the second collaboration between the British Council and the British Fashion Council, the organizer of London Fashion Week.

27 embassies will display the work of over 110 international emerging designers. The public, together with international press and buyers, will have the opportunity to explore these innovative collections throughout the month of February.

Apart from Vietnam, participating countries include Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Estonia, Jamaica, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay.

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