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The three-day event attracted a lot of attention and applause from the media and the public owing to a wide variety of beautiful fashions and music performances. Meant to contribute to promoting tourism development in the city, the event also served as a bridge to introduce Vietnamese fashion to international friends.
The pedestrian square that is 670 meters long and 64 meters wide was turned into the catwalk where young models paraded the latest and creative collections by more than 200 domestic and regional designers.
The first day of the festival, themed “Far East Identity,” brought a wonderful surprise for hundreds of spectators and fashion enthusiasts. Fashion collections featured there showed harmonious combination of traditional and modern features attached to the 300-year development of Saigon. The works are created by local famous designers such as Thuan Viet, Hoang Hai, Vu Thu Phuong, Le Long Dung and Da Thao.
Notably, the festival featured artistic lighting shows of 3D mapping techniques, giving visitors an opportunity to see the stunning beauty of many iconic architectural works in the city such as the City Hall, the Central Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market.
Music lovers were pampered with a fantastic music party with the presence of renowned pop stars, dancers and art ensembles in the local showbiz such as singers Dong Nhi and Vu Cat Tuong, and Buoc Nhay dance troupe.
On the second night of the festival, the vivid and joyful atmosphere on the pedestrian quarter heated up with big applause and cheers as the models came on stage in young and dynamic collections dedicated to local youths by 40 designers from the Southeast Asian region.
The first-ever festival wrapped up with the last day featuring the theme “Futuristic” showcasing latest collections by students majoring in fashion and industrial fine arts of local universities.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the festival last Friday, La Quoc Khanh, deputy director of the HCMC Department of Tourism, said the city is striving to develop unique tourism products in an effort to woo more international travelers to the city and reinforce the position of HCMC as one of the top tourist destinations of Vietnam.
The large-scale festival held for the first time in the city showed tremendous efforts of the municipal government in promoting the city’s tourism image to international friends, providing ample opportunities for local and foreign young designers to meet up and share experiences in fashion, Khanh added.
Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, deputy director of the HCMC Department of Tourism, told the Daily at the festival that the event with a unique combination between fashion and advanced technology is considered as a fresh and exhilarating tourism product to enrich the cultural and spiritual life among city dwellers and the foreign community living and working in HCMC, and bring a breath of fresh air to the city’s tourism.
A 29-year-old American visitor known by his given named as John explained to the Daily that no words could express his feelings as this was the first time he had seen such a special fashion show accompanied with striking artistic lighting shows, adding that he was strongly impressed by not only diverse entertainment and art programs in the city but also the hospitable and generous Saigonese.
Organized by the HCMC Department of Tourism in collaboration with the Golden Communication Group, the first-ever event of its kind is expected to become an annual activity timed to celebrate Vietnam’s Women Day, October 20.
Data of the HCMC government shows that international tourists visiting HCMC in the first nine months of 2017 climbed to 4.2 million, an increase of 16% against the year-earlier period. Tourism revenue amounted to over VND84.5 trillion (about US$3.72 billion), a year-on- year pickup of 10%.
The fashion show marked the closing of the week-long exhibition titled “Vietnam’s ao dai – The everlasting beauty” which was organized for the first time at the luxury resort to honor the beauty of the traditional Vietnamese costume.
Two ao dai collections, “Secret Garden” and “My Vietnam”, created by local designers Adrian Anh Tuan and Thuy Nguyen respectively were introduced to fashion lovers at the event.
The fashion show is held to wrap up the week-long ao dai exhibition at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Danang City
A model poses for a photo in Thuy Nguyen’s ao dai collection
The fashion collection by designer Thuy Nguyen was inspired from the stunning natural landscapes of the country’s three regions of Hanoi, Danang and HCMC.
Trần Thanh Thủy được phát hiện từ khi thi Vietnam's Next Top Model 2011. Chân dài quê Nha Trang hiện là gương mặt quen thuộc trên sàn diễn TP HCM.
Ngoài diễn catwalk, Thanh Thủy còn đắt show làm mẫu ảnh. Cô biến hóa đa dạng, khi trẻ trung, cá tính lúc lại dịu dàng, đằm thắm trước ống kính.
Thanh Thủy giới thiệu sưu tập áo dài hoa sen của nhà thiết kế Thủy Nguyễn.
Các họa tiết trên trang phục và phụ kiện được thêu đính bằng tay.
Sưu tập này phù hợp với thời tiết xuân hè ở cả hai miền Bắc - Nam.
Phom dáng áo dài không bó sát, tạo cảm giác thoải mái cho người mặc.
Gam màu hồng hợp với những cô gái tính cách điệu đà.
Một số mẫu áo dài sử dụng kỹ thuật in chất lượng cao trên nền vải lụa.
Ngoài nghề mẫu, Thanh Thủy còn mở quán bán nem nướng - đặc sản Nha Trang tại TP HCM để có thêm thu nhập. Sau những giờ đi diễn cô lại về quán tự tay nắm nem, bưng bê đồ ăn phục vụ thực khách.
Bộ ảnh do chuyên gia trang điểm Xi Quân Lê hỗ trợ thực hiện.
Andy risks death in pretty much every episode. A trained salsa dancer and a natural athlete, Ms. Ortiz has usually done her own stunts for other roles. But the punishing heat, the 70-pound turnout gear and the bodily risks mean that in this show, she mostly leaves the leaping-out-of-the-window action to the professionals.
“You go do your thing,” she tells her stunt doubles. “I’m going to be over here drinking my water in this air-conditioned room.”
Andy, no towel folder, goes rock climbing to relax. So this is one stunt that Ms. Ortiz wanted to try herself. After a busy morning making the publicity rounds, she arrived at Chelsea Piers Fitness Center in glitzy makeup, glossy ponytail and black boots with lollipop heels.
Ms. Ortiz hadn’t packed workout gear, but at the front desk she bought a no-nonsense Under Armour set — black shirt, black leggings.Andy moves through the world with confidence and dignity, “like Wonder Woman,” Ms. Ortiz said. Ms. Ortiz didn’t move so differently as she strutted in those heels past the weight machines, the basketball courts and the beach volleyball sand pit, until she arrived at the climbing wall. Matthew Carter, a fitness instructor and a climbing guide, handed her a pair of thin-soled red shoes.
Once Ms. Ortiz had switched them out for a larger size, Mr. Carter helped her into a climbing rig that looked a little like an S-and-M harness (“We are in Chelsea,” Mr. Carter said with a deadpan) and watched as she tightened it around her waist and thighs. Then he tied on a woven pouch filled with gymnastic chalk.
After all that firefighter gear, the harness felt like nothing. “It’s soothing,” Ms. Ortiz said.
The wall looked like a hunk of moon face topped with sprinkles. Ms. Ortiz studied it warily while Mr. Carter used a carabiner to hook her to a rope anchored at the wall’s top. She gripped the first handhold, and a minute and seven seconds later she had reached the top. “That was too easy for you,” Mr. Carter said after she descended.
Ms. Ortiz said, “You think so?”
He had her go up using only the green holds and then only the blue ones. She was brisk and methodical, her ponytail swinging as she maneuvered for each new hold. Mr. Carter shouted approval as she moved her legs into a wide split. Later she switched up her feet and rebalanced herself on the wall. “Stylish,” he called.
“Now I see why my character would do that,” Ms. Ortiz said, having bounced back down to earth and chugged some water. “It’s like therapy. It’s like meditation.”
“Moving meditation,” Mr. Carter said. He pointed out that it also built up forearm strength.
Strength is what Ms. Ortiz projects, on the climbing wall and off it. It’s what casting agents see. Still, it’s not always what she feels. She has played a rookie cop, a detective, a Marine and now a firefighter — “public-service, badass characters,” she said.
She often wishes she had more of their confidence, more courage. “I am afraid sometimes,” she said.
But even though she is a self-described “girlie girl,” Ms. Ortiz is also a woman who signed herself up for the firefighter’s Candidate Physical Abilities Test as soon as she landed the “Station 19” role, running up flights of stairs in weighted gear, dragging a 165-pound dummy out of a building. So she’s a girlie girl with muscles and guts.
She is especially proud to play Andy, because “she’s not a sidekick or the friend, or the mistress. She is this strong, independent, passionate woman who will overstep any man just to get to where she wants,” Ms. Ortiz said. Andy is thrill seeking, volatile. Her love life “is a hot mess,” she said.
That’s not Ms. Ortiz. She doesn’t smoke, she barely drinks, she eats sensibly. A few mornings a week she wakes up at 3 a.m. to fit in a workout before she is due on set. “Discipline, discipline, discipline,” she said.
Yes, she married her husband, Bradley Marques, after dating him for only two months, but they did it so that she could have health insurance. Eight years later, they’re still together.
But what’s good for life is bad for TV. “If it’s not messy then it’s not worth watching, right?” Ms. Ortiz said. If Andy stayed home with a devoted husband and folded towels, ratings would tank, “end of story,” Ms. Ortiz said.
Nhưng có lẽ cô ấy và Andy thực sự không xa nhau lắm. Có lẽ cô Ortiz cũng thích cơn sốt adrenaline thường xuyên. Sau khi leo lên, cô nghỉ ngơi trên tấm thảm đỏ và nhìn lên bức tường mà cô vừa chinh phục. “Tôi có thể thấy nó có thể gây nghiện như thế nào,” cô nói.