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Fashion show in the forest

The Saigon Times

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A unique fashion show with dresses made from flowers and plants was held at the UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve, Cat Tien National Park, Dong Nai Province.

The “Cat Tien-Four Seasons of Green” collection, made by Vietnam’s noted designer Minh Hanh, showcased inspiring costumes fashioned from green leaves and dried tree branches, with a range of flowers growing in the national park such as bird-of-paradise flowers, golden chain flowers and peach blossoms. The event saw 20 models and local artists performing and was aimed at raising environmental awareness and biodiversity conservation in the community.

The show features common dress silhouettes made from natural materials to celebrate the 50th anniversary of World Environment Day (June 5) and the Month of Acting for Environment 2023
A model wears a dress made from bird-of-paradise flowers growing in the Cat Tien National Park. The 71,000-hectare area is home to 1,500 species of animals and more than 1,600 plant species
Dresses are trimmed with green leaves and plants found at the park
Designer Minh Hanh (3rd R) and local models at the show
A model wears a dress with golden chain flowers as the main design element
The collection is inspired by the everlasting cycle of four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter
Dried tree branches and leaves are used for the dresses
The show takes place under the shadow of ancient cedars at the Cat Tien National Park
Singer TG9X Nguyen Thai Duong performs at the show, in addition to traditional Nhi instrument player Thuy Anh and singers Le Minh Duc and Khang Ngoc
Vietnamese dancer Linh Nga opens the show
A young model receives an enthusiastic welcome from the audience
The organizer presents 40 scholarships for children of the Cat Tien National Park employees, with each worth VND2 million
The event is held in collaboration with the Thanh Dung Development Joint Stock Company and the Saigon Times Foundation – a non-profit organization under the Saigon Times Group

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