In this blog post, we took a jaunt through the lively streets of Ho Chi Minh City, diving into the world of Vietnamese Traditional Ao Dai dresses, all thanks to the incredible Loc Tu Tailor who sprinkled her magic into these gorgeous outfits.

Fashion Photography in Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese Ao Dai on a model by Anastasia Sokyrka Portrait Photographer Saigon
Fashion Photography in Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese Ao Dai on a model by Anastasia Sokyrka Portrait Photographer Saigon

 

Location๐Ÿ“: Nguyen Hue Walking Street

 

Fashion Photography in Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese Ao Dai on a model by Anastasia Sokyrka Portrait Photographer Saigon
Fashion Photography in Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese Ao Dai on a model by Anastasia Sokyrka Portrait Photographer Saigon

Our journey kicked off with a leisurely stroll down Nguyen Hue Walking Street. The classic white Ao Dai demanded a bit of tradition, a tad of whimsy. Posing against the City Hall and Uncle Ho statue, we discovered that a gentle, twirling motion highlighted the dress's loose fit, making it a vibe for the culture-loving wanderer.


I opted for a side-angle shot to capture the flow of the dress and embrace the surroundings.

Fashion Photography in Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese Ao Dai on a model by Anastasia Sokyrka Portrait Photographer Saigon

 

Location๐Ÿ“: Opera House & Ben Thanh Market

 

Fashion Photography in Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese Ao Dai on a model by Anastasia Sokyrka Portrait Photographer Saigon
Fashion Photography in Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese Ao Dai on a model by Anastasia Sokyrka Portrait Photographer Saigon

Next up, the Opera House โ€“ a stage for elegance. The red velvet Ao Dai with delicate beads screamed for some drama. Poses against the grandeur of the Opera House's faรงade oozed sophistication. To add a bit of flirty charm, we experimented with playful glances over the shoulder, giving a nod to the romantic backdrop.


I played with angles to capture the intricacies of the beads โ€“ close-ups from the side worked like a charm.


After our little Opera rendezvous, we couldn't resist the allure of Ben Thanh Market. Quick hits against the vibrant market backdrop added an unexpected pop to the garment.

Fashion Photography in Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese Ao Dai on a model by Anastasia Sokyrka Portrait Photographer Saigon

 

Location๐Ÿ“: Cholon District 5

 

Fashion Photography in Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese Ao Dai on a model by Anastasia Sokyrka Portrait Photographer Saigon

Cholon's bustling market in District 5 set the stage for our grand finale. Against Tet decorations and lanterns, the modern red Ao Dai-inspired dress came to life. Embracing editorial poses and a touch of whimsy, we aimed to capture the spirit of Tet in the heart of so-called Chinatown.


I tried to incorporate the vibrant market colors and bustle as background, allowing them to harmonize with the dress's hue.


Fashion Photography in Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese Ao Dai on a model by Anastasia Sokyrka Portrait Photographer Saigon
Fashion Photography in Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese Ao Dai on a model by Anastasia Sokyrka Portrait Photographer Saigon
Fashion Photography in Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese Ao Dai on a model by Anastasia Sokyrka Portrait Photographer Saigon
Fashion Photography in Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese Ao Dai on a model by Anastasia Sokyrka Portrait Photographer Saigon