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29/04/2019 - 19:42

Eye-catching "Ao Dai on the heritage road" 

This is the theme of the recently organized Ao Dai festival at Ngo Mon Gate Square on April 28th - one of the highlights of Hue Traditional Craft Festival this year.

"Ao Dai on the heritage road" is also the meeting place of 17 designers to share the pride and inspiration of the national cultural heritage through 16 collections of special Ao Dai.

Participating in the festival are famous designers such as Minh Hanh, Cao Duy, Viet Bao, Ngoc Han, Nhi Hoang, Phuong Thanh ...

On traditional silk material, "Ao Dai on the heritage road" introduces famous landscapes on the central heritage road. These are the Ho Dynasty’s Citadel in Thanh Hoa, the vi dam folk songs of Nghe-Tinh, Phong Nha-Ke Bang regions of Quang Binh, the Nguyen Dynasty’s complex of monuments of Hue Ancient Capital, Hoi An ancient town and My Son Sanctuary in Quang Nam.

The Ao Dai collections express not only Vietnamese culture, communication culture, but also the sacred images that have accompanied the nation's history.

Inspired by the Nguyen Dynasty art, Viet Bao designer borrowed traditional silk material to recall the golden age of the dynasty through sculpture and decorative motifs from spirit animals and flowers. ...

Hue is the place to host the first Ao Dai festival in 2000. Now, the Ao Dai festival at each Hue festival is still an attractive meeting place for local people and tourists.

With Hue, "Ao Dai on the heritage road" is not simply a festival but a way for Hue to "show off" the spiritual beauty of its land.

Let's admire some collections of Ao Dai on the night of 28/4:

Opening for the night of the Ao Dai festival is the collection of "Ho Dynasty’s Citadel" by designer Genviet Jeans

Designer Cao Duy's ‘Vi dam folk song”

Fanciful in the golden light

"Phong Nha Ke Bang" by Thanh Thuy

Three collections of the same name "Ancient relics complex"

Collection of "Hue royal court music" by designer Tran Thanh Man

Collection of "Hue royal court music" by designer Ngoc Han

Hoi An ancient town collection

The collection of "Highland gong cultural space" by designer Minh Hanh with the participation of People's Artist Tra Giang is the last performance of "Ao dai on the heritage road"

Story and photos: Thuy Nhan