Plus size fashion can often be inaccessible or hard to find in Vietnam. Inspired by a heartfelt conversation with a fan, actress Nguyen Minh Thao decided to create BaXu, a brand of plus size clothing in Ho Chi Minh City.
Poke Saigon founder Emmanuel Tieu quit his finance job to open up the first poke restaurant in Vietnam. Two years later, and now with two locations, at 42 Nguyen Hue and 42 Ly Tu Trong—and another one soon in Hanoi—Emmanuel talks about bringing the international food phenomenon to Saigon.
Vietnamese contemporary artist Luu Tuyen’s art is a mirror that reflects his uncertainties and insecurities. The Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts graduate was inspired by Vermeer, and locally by Le Huy Tiep and Bui Thanh Tam. He employs epoxy resin to create his works, like the ones he’s showing in his “Perfect Reality” series at Hanoi’s Museum of Fine Art.