Featuring in bright colours, Giang’s Ao Dai designs were inspired from brocade patterns. She also applied modern printing and embroidering techniques on her designed outfits. Thao Giang has previously won appreciation in the fashion circle for her Ao Dai collection entitled ‘Heavenly Petals’. Through her work, Giang has generated many initiatives on integrating traditional cultural identity in her designs. The fashion show also saw the participation of many famous fashion designers, including Do Trinh Hoai Nam, Quang Huy, Vu Viet Ha, and Ngoc Han. The show was among a series of activated being staged under the three-day Brocade Culture Festival, which wrapped up on January 16. The festival attracted more than 2,000 professional and amateur craftsmen and artists from 22 Vietnamese provinces and cities, as well as foreign delegations from Laos, Cambodia and Indonesia.