(KPL) Lao Fashion Week announced on Tuesday Mr Phonepaseuth Sengmanyvong as the top winner of ‘Visit Laos Year 2018’ Collection.
Mr Phonepaseuth, a leading Lao young designer, has turned silk textiles from Savannakhet Province into modern fashion pieces around the concept of Visit Laos Year 2018.
Manyvone Vansavath was first runner-up. There were only two prizes available for Visit Laos Year 2018 collection competition.
The project was co-organised by the Lao Young Designers Project under Lao Fashion Week and the Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project, the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, to provide young designers with opportunities to turn locally woven textiles from each province across the country into modern fashion wears.
The objective was to add value to local fabrics and show to international fashion industry that Lao textiles can be worn in various ways not just the traditional ones and can be used as modern fashion wears.
Ten collections by designers from Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Japan were also shown on the catwalk.