CEO of the Lao Young Fashion Week and Lao Young Designers Project Pany Saignavong has encouraged individuals and organisations, both domestic and international, to support the development of young designers in Laos.
The Lao Young Designers Development Project is one of the charity programmes of Lao Fashion Week, which aims to develop young and talented Lao people whose dream is to become professional fashion designers, said Ms Pany.
The Lao Young Designers Project needs to establish a sustainable partnership with various parties, including partners, donors, and academic partners to host young Lao designer events each year in major cities that have developed fashion scenes, added Ms Pany.
The project hopes to be able to send not only the winner but also all runners-up of Lao Young Designers to different fashion institutes in various cities, so once they have completed their study or training, they will be among the young and talented Lao designers who will make positive changes to the country’s textile and fashion industries, Ms Pany explained.
She said that the project is seeking support and help from various organisations to help it meet its financial budget target.
We are saluting the success of this third Lao Fashion Week because we believe in the development of a fashion industry in Laos, said French Ambassador to Laos Claudine Ledoux.
While the professionalisation of the fashion sector and fabric industry is developing in Laos, we believe in the importance of investing today in the talent and creativity of the Lao youth. The slogan of the 2017 Lao Fashion Week � Fashion for a cause! � represents the opening to the world as France is trying to promote Laos, said Ambassador Ledoux.
In an interview with the media, Singapore Ambassador to Laos Dominic Goh said that the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts has generously sponsored one of the prizes for a winner of the Lao Fashion Week, which is a scholarship to the academy, while Singapore Airlines is also supporting the project by providing air tickets for one of the winners of the event.
Source: Lao News Agency