VN fashion pros explore int’l relationships at industry event, Vietnam Net Bridge, 8 July 2016.

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Local fashion professionals have turned their focus to design, entrepreneurship and manufacturing, understanding the importance of the outsourcing economy in the global fashion industry, a professor at RMIT University in Melbourne said at an industry event in HCM City. RMIT University is a Titanium Sponsor of AusCham.

Robyn Healy, head of the university’s School of Fashion and Textiles, spoke yesterday at the three-day Producing Fashion Made in Viet Nam event. More than 300 academics and industry professionals from around the world took part in the event July 5-7 to explore the future of fashion and textiles.

The event was part of the global Fashion Colloquia series organised at RMIT Viet Nam’s HCM City campus.

Vietnamese experts included Tran Nguyen Thien Huong, chair of Sun Flower Media, which owns Harper’s Bazaar Viet Nam magazine; fashion show director Tran Thien Ha Mi, brand manager for Viet Nam’s ELLE Magazine; and fashion designer Sy Hoang, who designed an ao dai (traditional Vietnamese costume for women) for First Lady Michelle Obama on the occasion of President Barack Obama’s May visit to Viet Nam.

Karen Lanyon, Australian Consul General in HCM City, said that Australia was proud to partner with RMIT to bring the international fashion initiative to Viet Nam, showcasing Australia’s strengths in fashion and design education.

 

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