Cultural Fusion on the Catwalk: Hoa’s “PROSPERITY” Collection Stuns Audience in New South Wales

Photo Credit: Dave Choo

I recently had the pleasure of attending a mesmerizing fashion showcase, thanks to an invitation from George Bastolli, the CEO of Royalle Modelling Agency. The event was part of the Cultural Exchange Program introducing Vietnam tourism – Ho Chi Minh City, and it was organized by the Department of Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City. Held at Parramatta Town Hall in New South Wales, Australia, it promised an evening filled with style, culture, and charm.

The star of the show was the “PROSPERITY” collection, created by the talented designer Tran Phuong Hoa, the visionary behind Eleven S Couture. With 15 breathtaking Áo dài designs, Hoa skillfully blended traditional Vietnamese materials to create stunning pieces of art. Adding to the allure were the graceful presence of Miss World Australia – Sarah Marschke, Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 Ngoc Chau, Miss COSMO Vietnam 2023 Xuan Hanh, and the professional models from Royalle Modelling.

The collection itself was a celebration of the vibrant flora found in both Vietnam and Australia, symbolizing the beautiful fusion of cultures and natural beauty. Tran Phuong Hoa’s dedication to preserving Vietnamese heritage through her designs was palpable throughout the evening, leaving a lasting impression on everyone present.

Spanning across May 13 and May 14, the event served as a platform to promote Vietnamese tourism products and services while showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Ho Chi Minh City. Guests were treated to a delightful blend of fashion, beauty, and the tantalizing flavors of Vietnam.