“Ethnic is in,” a phrase that my friends in New York started saying two summers ago, became a kind of joke because what does it actually mean? However, the statement has since taken on more depth for me, with a somewhat closer approximation of what ethnic looks and feels like in northern Vietnam.
As winter approaches so do cold motorcycle journeys and chilly buildings — it would be a crime not to have one eye on your scarf selection. Range compiled by Hoa Le and Kaitlin Rees. Photos by Aaron Joel Santos
Hanoi’s fashionistas sport long coats, scarves and hoodies to beat the damp weather with style
Occupation: Fashion columnist
Style: Daring and elegant
Clothes: I’m wearing a flower print dress from Indonesia and Ray Ban aviators. My favourite shop is L’Usine in Saigon