Living with HIV also means living with a stigma. Pham Thi Hue has gone out of her way to change attitudes towards the 250,000 people who have been infected in Vietnam. Words by Eduardo Culbeaux

Thao Vu. Photo by Julie Vola

One of the few designers in Vietnam to have her clothes sold overseas, the founder of Kilomet 109 mixes the textiles of this country’s ethnic minorities with a modern-day, sustainable approach to fashion. Words by Kate Robinson. Portrait by Julie Vola

Dzung Yoko. Photo by Francis Xavier 

From music bar owner to graphic designer to creative director working in the fashion industry, Dzung Yoko is the ultimate creative, someone who has successfully tried his hand at many things. Words by Vu Ha Kim Vy. Portrait by Francis Xavier

Rick Reid. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

Here since the late 1990s, creative director, musician and general man about town, Rick Reid has been in a unique position to see the development of an industry. Words by Owen Salisbury. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

Damian Kilroy. Photo by Francis Xavier

On the eve of the first edition of the Mui Ne Music & Arts Festival, Sian Kavanagh speaks to Damian Kilroy, the man behind Loud Minority, the organiser of the event’s main stage

Jimmy Ladd. Photo by Francis Xavier

Movement is one of the new breed of party organisers springing up in Saigon. Sian Kavanagh talks to their founder, Jimmy Ladd, about techno, Manchester, Berlin and the upcoming Mui Ne Music & Arts Festival

Morgan Mugnier from Saigon Dub Station. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

With the Mui Ne Music & Arts Festival just round the corner, Kieran Crowe catches up with Morgan Mugnier, one of the leaders of the burgeoning reggae scene in Saigon, and the co-organiser of the Reggae Stage at December’s inaugural festival.

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