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.
Kevin after a day of filming two of @kikkerland 's design gurus , Chico and David Dear. Chico is best known for his gear-box driven Critters and David for his mechanically amazing Rainbow Makers and clocks. So much fun to be around these highly inventive folks. Both got their start at RISD in a class that encouraged them them to see utility in discarded items as part of their creative process. Now you can find the fruits of their designs in museum stores and specialty shops worldwide. #luceoblog