For the past few years I have been attending fashion shows in Vietnam. Other than the film and music industries, fashion seems to be rising to the top of popular culture here. The look is heavily influenced by the West, but it gives local designers the chance to stand out from time to time.
This collection of photographs began following my time as photography director and judge for the television show Vietnam’s Next Top Model. I watched in the background as the young female contestants began to realize their dreams as professional models. It’s nice to now see many of them showing off what they had learned on the catwalk garnering national attention.