The concept behind the Trias Spring 2011 collection was an engaging one — one that had us wondering in what manner the designer Joaquin Trias would execute. The presentation, called “Seized Movement” was “the study of the impact of air against the body and its dynamic effect on fabric.” We immediately thought of voluminous skirts and billowy air inside the minimal designs he is known for. What we saw, however, were carefully cut and crafted designs in mainly monochrome colors of Naranja, Pomelo, Rojo, Fresòn, Oxido, Tierra and Cafè (translations: warm orange, cool whites, reds, brown) . There was structure and restraint in his designs and whatever volume he hoped to express was subtle, almost invisible. It could be seen in the upward pleat of a one shoulder taffeta dress — a visible, earlike fold, or the gathered pucker of a satiny cigarette pant. His strength is in the streamlined, but with that there is a caveat– with so light of a touch there is the danger of it being erased altogether. We can sense the designer’s expression, but we would like for his lovely statement to be a bit louder, a bit bolder for us to appreciate.
Photos and video by Stevyn Llewellyn
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