A renowned Vietnamese designer will have his collection featured at the New York Fashion Week (NYFW), one of the ‘Big Four’ fashion weeks in the world, next month in a first for his country.
The official website of the NYFW, which is usually held in February and September of each year as a semi-annual series of events generally lasting seven to nine days, has released a list of designers for its upcoming show in February.
Nguyen Cong Tri, 41, a respected name in the Vietnamese fashion industry, has been invited by the NYFW organizers to introduce his collection at the show taking place between February 6 and 13.
This is the first time a Vietnamese designer has received such an honor.
“Each of his collection is state-of-the-art and a fascinating story to be told,” the NYFW’s official website wrote in the introduction about Tri.
“His work as the Chief Designer for CONG TRI brand provides unique statement designs for women’s day and evening style.”
The introduction went on to highlight some of Tri’s significant achievements, including being the first Vietnamese member of the Asian Couture Federation in 2014.
“Cong Tri Nguyen is globally recognized by fashion and lifestyle publications with an influential celebrity coverage that includes Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Rihanna and Jacqueline Fernandez,” the introduction reads.
The collection for the upcoming winter by Tri will be introduced at Spring Studio’s Gallery II at 2:00 pm (New York time) on February 11, according to the NYFW’s schedule.
On this occasion, Tri will also have a chance to cooperate with New York-based Kate Young, one of the most in-demand stylists in Hollywood and fashion who works for Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Victoria’s Secret, for the fashion photography part.