Amid the skyscrapers that dot the ever-expanding skyline, vivid blooms carried by traditional female flower vendors provide a splash of colour and refreshing distraction from the hustle and bustle of modern Saigon. Their presence lends a nostalgic throwback to a time when the city moved at a slower, simpler and more peaceful pace. Leading Vietnamese couture designer, Cong Tri, has called Saigon home for the past twenty years. These women inspired and brought to life his latest collection 'EM HOA'. Saigon's female flower vendors do not adhere to traditional dress codes.