UK-based model Jessica Minh Anh has enlisted country fellow designer Hoang Hai for her upcoming fashion show on the Eiffel Tower in her series of world’s iconic fashion shows.
Hai, a local catwalk designer known for his haute couture items, has been invited to represent Vietnam as the fashion kingdom’s landmark will be turned into a catwalk itself on October 31.
The J Autumn Fashion Show 2014 is scheduled to parade more than 120 dresses from eight countries from Asia, Europe and America to mark her eighth iconic fashion show following those on London Tower Bridge, Grand Canyon Skywalk, One World Trade Center in New York, to name a few.
Hai’s collection will feature manual beading, according to a press release from J Model Management Company.
“I was drawn by Hai’s unique designs,” Anh said in the release, calling them “glamorous combination of material and colors.”
“Also, you can easily recognize the perfect balance between the two extremes of elegance and boldness in his work.”
“He’s really an expert in highlighting woman’s body figures,” she said.
She promoted Hai’s designs during the J Summer Fashion show on July 30 on giant glass boat Le Jean Bruel that cruised the Seine river in Paris.
She also donned his haute couture dresses at the recent Paris Fashion Week.
There will be East-West fusion during the show, such as designs using Saudi Arabia embroidering on European cloth by Saudi designer Omaymah Azzouz, as well as those by Indian Shilpa Reddy.
An outdoor catwalk of more than 150 meters long has been designed to cover the entire first floor of the tower.
Ambassadors, ministers, fashion experts and international press are among the guest lists.
“I can feel the tight connection between fashion and the location it is paraded. The quintessence of fashion designs should be exhibited and enjoyed at the world’s architecture masterpieces,” Anh said.