Fashion show to raise funds for children with heart diseases

11:36 | 22/09/2017 Society

A unique fashion show where journalists from Vietnam Television (VTV) will walk the ramp at the National Museum of Vietnamese History will be held on September 22.

VTV’s journalists joining fashion show Qui E Ora pose for a photo at the press conference on the show held on September 19 - Photo

An auction will then be organised and all the proceeds will go to needy children under 16 with congenital heart disease.

The show, titled “Qui E Ora - For Children’s Hearts”, will feature as many as 30 current and former journalists who will showcase three collections by designers Vu Tran Duc Hai and Duy Nguyen and from the brand Silky Vietnam. The collections will be themed Italy with art from the ancient Roman and Renaissance periods using Vietnamese cloth, such as linen and silk.

"Qui E Ora" in Italian means “right here, right now” and is a message to everyone to respect each moment to maintain active power within themselves and to inspire others, said the organisers.

The show will gather popular journalists and news presenters such as Hoai Anh, Thu Ha, Hoang Trang and Hanh Phuc, as well as Mai Ngoc and Dan Le. There will also be singers such as Khanh Linh, Mai Trang and Dong Hung, as well as violinist Trinh Minh Hien, guitarist Kenjah David and the band Oplus. The artists will perform classic pieces from Italy and the rest of Europe and contemporary Vietnamese music.

The project is being undertaken by VTV’s Tam Long Viet (Vietnamese Hearts) Fund and the Italian Embassy in Vietnam.

Journalist Truong Anh Ngoc from the Vietnam News Agency will display 30 photos he took during his time in Italy.

Journalist Hoai Anh said she was excited to be part of this charity show though she was not tall enough to be a model. “Models like me who are not as tall will have their own ways to shine,” she said. “This is a meaningful project as it’s not easy to gather so many busy journalists from various departments of VTV at one time.”

Saying she was not sure how she would do as a model, news presenter Phi Nguyen Thuy Linh said she hoped her participation would inspire other people to give to charities.

The show will take place in the yard of the museum with very little equipment to cut down on costs and save more money for the cause.

All the performers will participate voluntarily.

According to the organisers, many contributors have donated valuables for the auction, including the Italian Ambassador to Vietnam, Cecilia Piccioni, and designer Do Trinh Hoai Nam.

The show will start at 6pm on September 22, at No 1 Pham Ngu Lao street, Hanoi.

The charity programme For Children’s Hearts run by the VTV and Viettel Military Telecommunications Corporation since October 2008 has offered free heart operations to 4,000 needy children throughout the country and heart check-ups to 50,000 other children.

Theo VNA