Nguyen Cong Tri was born in 1978 in Da Nang, Vietnam. He graduated with an industrial design bachelor degree in Saigon in 2001. He marked his first step into fashion with a sequence of recognitions from renowned awards: New Idea of Vietnam Collection Grand Prix 2000; Bay FM Award of Asia Collection in Makuhari, Japan; Second runner-up of Asia Fashion Collection in Singapore 2001.
Since 2002, he has been known as a fashion designer for A-list Vietnamese celebrities under his eponymous brand, NGUYEN CONG TRI, which was the first couture house established in Vietnam. Throughout his devoting 10 years to the fashion industry, he has incessantly showcased his collections (named No.1 to No.10) in notable fashion events such as Vietnamese International Fashion Week and Tokyo Fashion Week. He has won prestigious domestic awards as well as Not Just A Label Black Sheep category. In 2014, he was the first Vietnamese member acknowledged by Asia Couture Federation.
The year 2016 witnessed the origin of his subsequent luxury label CONG TRI. The brand boasts elegance, poise, and finesse and continues to expand its top-notch customer profile, from celebrities to influential social icons in Vietnam. World-class stars like Rihanna, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, and Jacqueline Fernandez are known to be a few names of his international clientele.
First Vietnamese member – of the Asian Couture Federation, 2014
Winner – Designer of the Year by Sport and Culture Magazine in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Winner – Designer of the Year by Beauty Magazine in 2013, 2011, 2005, 2004, 2003
2nd Prize – “Sublimation of Land and Water” Collection in 2011 by Singapore Fashion Connection
Winner – Asia Collection Makihari in Japan in 2000 by Bay FM
Winner – Vietnam Collection Grand Prix, Green Leaves Collection in 2000 London Fashion Week
Exhibition “Pure Pattern” in 2014
Exhibition “Fashion Dialogue” in 2013
PM Gallery, London Exhibition “Second Nature” (curated by Gemma Williams) in 2013
Nguyen Cong Tri Corporation was established in 2002 by designer Nguyen Cong Tri. We offers two fashion lines, Evening-wear and Ready-to-wear, to the Vietnamese and international markets, especially in America.
The philosophy behind CONG TRI’s collections is developed on the foundation of elegance, poise, and finesse. The exceptional craftsmanship manifested in each piece is the core value that allows women to become shining stars at every special moment of their lives. Through the delicate embroideries, exquisite draping techniques and intricate embellishment, CONG TRI’s creations accentuate an inherent beauty of women who gracefully bring the touch of absolute elegance, modernity yet, femininity and empowerment.
The brand continues to expand its top-notch customer profiles, from celebrities to influential social icons worldwide. World-class stars such as Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, Rita Ora, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, and Margot Robbie, … are known to be a few well-known names of Cong Tri international clienteles.