Bravo!!! October 8, 2021 – the second day of viewing the VIII season of ASPARA FASHION WEEK, once again, did not disappoint us, but made us mesmerized by the screens and, during the hour, remained in a state of admiration.
Words cannot describe the splendor of the fabrics that we were able to not only see, but seem to feel. Like last season, Edric Ong and other designers from Malaysia and Thailand, were able once again to surprise everyone with a world of exotic tropical nature, beautiful headdresses, unique jewelry and accessories, handmade.
We were able to get in touch with the self-expression of the designers, and the freedom in clothing in the literal sense. The designers skillfully created sets of several voluminous things in the style of Oversize without giving the effect of baggy. These looks looked harmonious, and despite their volume, emphasized the advantages of the figure. In the models, the trend of imperial layering has been preserved to this day.
But a monochrome set can look a little boring, if such an image is not added with a print, which was skillfully done by the designers. A competent play on contrasts allowed combining embossed and smooth fabrics, dense and light, matte and glossy, etc. Colors. In addition to adding to the image a bright accent in the form of a single colored item, the designers were able to achieve mastery in combining several colors or shades in one set.
Designers from Bangladesh, Cambodia and Indonesia did not give in their originality and variety of models, jewelry and accessories. Laconic, reserved and simple clothing, unpretentious cutting, pastel and soft colors gave the models lightness and ease.
TENZING CHAKMA collection from Bangladesh thrilled us with the musical drumsticks’ beating and powerful brightness of the color palette. A riot of black, red, yellow, and green colors swept over us. The effect and colors were added by hats made of feathers, originally complementing the main model’s image.
DITTA SANDIGO, the Philippine designer, excelled as well. She managed to create harmonious images of colors from scarves and collars, giving the models elegance and originality.
However, I would like to underline that despite the huge variety of national customs, styles and motifs, all the clothes from South-East Asia have a common basis – traditional fabrics of the region made by WEFT – World Association of Sustainable Fiber and Textile.
What is Southeast Asia associated with? That’s right, with handmade silks, satins. Smooth, dense, iridescent and shimmering fabrics of natural origin are the main resource for the production of clothing in these countries.
Speaking about the collections seen from the designers of Southeast Asia, one can say that the models needed neither catwalk, nor stage preparations, nor the glitter and luxury of stones and lurex. The quality and beauty of fabrics, the originality of the images left an indelible impression.