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When beauty is drawn from lateral thinking


Defined Moment is the brainchild of Tran Thi Thanh Nga. Born and raised in Vietnam, she studied fashion in Paris where she now lives and works.


Defined moment doesn’t follow the traditional rules of conventional beauty, but aims to redefine its ow rules as long as they serve one goal: an outburst of Beauty through unusual combinations of techniques and materials that have never been seen before.


“I don’t consider fashion as beautiful stand-alone objects for themselves, I view fashion as a way to fulfill a desire for beauty to come true. No matter if I use a very simple cut or a complex finishing process full of rich details, everything I do tends towards defining that moment of Beauty. That Defined Moment is the objective of all my creation. Because I want to make each woman proud of her distinctive nature.”


Our woman is a modern one who feels different, hungry for fashion able to reveal her unique character, and inspired by our radical reinterpretation of the fashion heritage. Contradiction is key for my design, while keeping the best of craftsmanship into a harmonious structure.

Key dates


Industrial Textile & Garment engineer, University of Technology of Ho Chi Minh City-Vietnam (2003)

•Creative-Copywriter at major advertising agencies (Vietnam, Singapore, 2003-2008)

Silver prize of creativity for strong brand, Marcom-Association of Vietnam advertising (2003)

Assistant Film Director for TV commercials (Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, 2006)

Finalist of the fashion contest Pepsico’s Aquafina (Vietnam, 2008)


Highest grade from the jury for her couture graduate collection, ESMOD Paris (2010)

Finalist of the fashion contest Podium Jeunes Stylistes (Westin Hotel-Paris, Feb.2012)

•Named ‘Up & Coming Designer’, then ‘French Excellence’ by Vendome Luxury high-end tradeshow (exhibition March 2012 at the Meurice Hotel-Paris)


Founding of the couture brand DEFINED MOMENT (2011)


Fashion show at Hôtel de Noailles - rue Saint Honoré during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week (July 2012)

Fashion presentation at place de la Madeleine in the off calendar during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, in coordination with the Fédération de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter, des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode (January 2013)

Fashion presentation at Galerie RTR (July 2013, January 2014, July 2014) and Instituto Cervantes (January 2015) in the off calendar during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, in coordination with the Federation


Launch of the wedding dress line WHITE MOMENT (January 2015)


•Invited for the opening of Birmingham Fashion Week-UK (March 2013)

•Invited at Harbin Fashion Week-China (December 2013)

•Invited at Vietnam International Fashion Week (December 2014)

•Invited at Tunis Fashion Week-Tunisia (May 2015)

•Invited in the Jury of ESMOD Paris for the graduate collection of students (June 2013, June 2014, June 2015) and in the jury of Olivier Gerval Design Institute (June 2015)


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