) Ministry of Silk, the first Laos-based international fashion brand registered under the UK Intellectual Property Rights, launched its new collection called NEW NORM at Ministry of Silk flagship store, Namphou Square, Vientiane on Oct 9.
The NEW NORM COLLECTION is designed by 2 young talents from the Lao Young Designers Project.
Women’s line is designed by Ms Manivone Vansavath – 1st Runner Up of Lao Young Designers 2017 who was sent to study in the 6-month intensive fashion design class in NAFA (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts) Singapore under the scholarship of Lao Fashion Week and Lao Young Designers Project in partnership with Singapore Embassy Vientiane and NAFA.
Men’s line is designed by Mr. Kie Phiakhamngon – Top 5 Lao Young Designers 2018 who was sent to train with famous fashion designer in Bangkok under scholarship of Lao Fashion Week in partnership with Itthikorn Fashion House.
“This New Norm Collection is designed to fit our new lifestyle after the impact of COVID-19 pandemic outbreak under the concept of simplicity, easy to wear, lower cost but still keeping the brand DNA of Ministry of Silk which is Simply Bold and Elegant,” said Ms Pany Saignavong, Founder CEO of Lao Fashion Week and Lao Young Designers Project.
“The launch of this new collection is to support fashion industry in Laos through the hardship of current global situation, to continue to create jobs and income for people who are involved in production lines as well as to continue to develop fashion industry in Laos,” said Ms Pany Saignavong.
“I am very happy that our support has helped young Lao people to pursue their dreams,” said Ms Pany.
“I would like to express thanks to Ministry of Silk as well as the Lao Fashion Week and Lao Young Designers Project for giving me an opportunity to become a fashion professional,” said Ms Manivone Vansavath.
Ministry of Silk is the Founding & Permanent Member of Lao Fashion Week, its mission is to bring Lao fashion to the international stage as well as to continue supporting young talents in Laos by giving them opportunities to become fashion professionals and having career they love after they complete their studies and training funded by the Lao Fashion Week and Lao Young Designers Project.
Source: Lao News Agency