2014 Designers

Vo Viet Chung is currently one of the most celebrated designers in Vietnam. He has received numerous prestigious fashion design awards and showcased his work at prestigious fashion events throughout Europe and Asia. He was selected as the exclusive designer for all the contestants of Miss World 2008, and worked with super models for Guess, as well as Julia Lescova and Tyler Banks. Trained in Australia and Italy, his debut at Ao Dai Festival in America is promised to his best show ever. Website: http://www.vovietchung.com/

Diep Quoc Thanh is known for his modern dresses and evening gown designs. Yet, his Ao Dai creations have adorned the Ao Dai Festival productions in the past three years and been worn by all ADF dancers and performers. As the founder of Elly Fashion, Diep Quoc Thanh has showcased his work within the trendy fashion world of Saigon.

Khanh Shyna became famous as a makeup artist for most of the top pageants in Vietnam but later ventured into fashion design and created stunning dresses for them as well. He is now known for his wedding Ao Dai collections and has exhibited his designs in Japan and throughout Vietnam.

DucHung_1Well-known Hanoi-based fashion designer Duc Hung once again will join Ao Dai Festival with his most charming and mysterious Ao Dai designs. His latest collection was showcased at the opening ceremony of Vietnam Fashion Week.

Debbie Nghiem is a talented Vietnamese American designer designer for GG Connections.  A “Fashion Designer With A Cause”, as she has been called, Debbie Nghiem is known for her one-of-a-kind couture traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai designs, extravagant evening-wear, and avant garde swimsuit. Her creations have been featured in numerous fashion shows, television programs, charity galas, and movies such as Vietnam’s “Passport for Love” and “Dust of Life.”

EllaViet_1Ella Viet uses natural materials and traditional craft techniques to create a broad range of products — from souvenir items made from high quality lacquer combined with traditional methods, beautiful ao dais, or silk scarves with hand embroidered motifs.

Renowned Danielle Do, also known as singer Nguyen Dan, trained and developed her distinctive fashion design style in San Francisco, beginning in 1979 to 1982. In 1983, she founded RUBY COUTURE, through which she currently designs and customizes an exquisite collection of dresses for special events, specializing in wedding dresses. Danielle Do’s works continue to make their appearances in fashion shows in San Francisco and all around the Bay Area.

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Áo Dài Festival on May 12th will once again celebrate all of us. Thank you so much for those who have agreed to take part on this important day. It will be the day that we unite a thousand hearts and create of a beautiful tapestry of Vietnamese American arts and culture!

However, the event cannot be successful without proper preparation. Below are the schedules for both meetings and practices.

Location: Akiyama Wellness Center
110 N. Jackson Street, San Jose, CA - (408) 753-9283
Parkings are the streets around the property.

The Sakura dance room is reserved for all the practices:

April 15 10-1pm
April 28 2-5pm
May 6 10-1pm
May 10 6-9pm

Meetings will be at the Ginkgo room on the following days (no practices but just meeting for logistic discussions):

March 18 from 11 - 2pm
April 8 from 11-2pm

Thank you again very much for your past contribution and your continued interest in supporting/participating in the colorful Ao Dai Festival! If you have any questions, please feel free to write to us at info@aodaifestival.org or jennydolaw@gmail.com or call us at 408-758-2686.

Can't wait to see you all!

Warmest regards,

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Ao Dai Festival V, Saturday May 12th, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel San Jose. www.aodaifestival.com. For tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/ao-dai-festival-v-tickets-42953289445?aff=es2

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Have you had your áo dài measurements done? Have you made one to attend the Festival this year? Below are tips on how to measure it according to Ceci Ao Dai. (Mọi người đã có số đo để may áo dài chưa? Nếu chưa thì xin chuẩn bị để đi dự Áo Dài Festival. ) "Tips for measuring for your ao dai:
Stand straight
Wear the same bra and shoes you'll wear with the ao dai
Don't wear bulky clothes
Note the following measurements are measured all the way AROUND each of the subject:
Bust, waist, hip, neck, upper arm, elbow and hat.
Make sure your measuring tape is closely fitted, but not tight
Dress and pants length is up to your preference, it can be shorter or longer.
Warning: If the front of the dress is too long, it could cause difficulties when walking.
Get someone to help
ALL measurements should be in centimeters and whole or decimal numbers.
ALL measurements are required!"
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