The modern luxury industry remains a paradox – but still thriving nonetheless. At the Trang Tien Ptaza shopping mall in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, some days you have couples in wedding dress and costume who come and pose for photos in front of the fashion brand shop windows like Salvator Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton and/or Gucci offering the sort of backdrop for romance more usually provided by the sea or the mountains.
Shooting with an Homeless, is very trendy for the Fashion Industries, so far from the fashion world.
In south east a man who assembles mobile phones at a Samsung factory, posed with his fiancée in a white suit and bow tie that costs him the equivalent of $150. Some day he hopes to become a customer in the mall.
Come across European luxury in a relatively poor and normally socialist country is not all that surprising. This is the paradox, spend 6 month salary just for a Vuitton bag. “We do not want to have kids says the fiancé, we just want to dream for a different way of live and France is the perfect model of that”.