HANOI, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- A festival on Vietnam's traditional dress Ao Dai or Hanoi Ao Dai Festival 2016, will take place on Oct. 14-16 here.
Under the theme "The Quintessence of Vietnam's Ao Dai", the festival will include exhibitions, art and cultural activities featuring the beauty of the Ao Dai, said Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA on Friday.
As many as 32 designers will take part in the event with 38 booths showcasing Ao Dai.
A collection of past and present Ao Dai will be displayed along with materials and old looms used to make the traditional costume.
Workshops on preserving the Ao Dai's traditional values will also be held during the event.