An Ethereal Daily Portrait Series by Chiron Duong Captures the Vietnamese Tradition of Ao Dai
7 days ago - By Colossal
208. All images © Chiron Duong, shared with permission
Softness is often mistaken for weakness, and simplicity for lack, but Chiron Duong 's 365 Days of Ao Dai series holds the history of this Vietnamese tradition in full texture.
According to Duong, “Vietnamese Ao Dai is not only a kind of national costume but also contains a rich history, cultural traditions, aesthetic conceptions, national consciousness, and spirit of the Vietnamese people.” The garment's capacity to “contain many memories” is most obviously captured by multi-bodied portraits, such as photos from days 183 and 208 that...
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