Rice inspired collection catches the eye

By LY Vo Phu Hung, Van Pham   April 26, 2016 | 06:17 pm GMT+7

Inspired by the wet-paddy rice civilization that is an intrinsic part of Vietnam’s history, well established designer Cong Tri fabricated this collection of meticulously sequined and studded dresses from the legendary silk My A, a fabric that comes in only one color, black.

Cong Tri was chosen to open Vietnams International Fashion Week (VIFW) on April 23, 2016 in Saigon.

Cong Tri was chosen to open Vietnam’s International Fashion Week (VIFW) on April 23 in Saigon.

Tri showcased his ‘Rice’ collection at Vietnam's International Fashion Week after returning from Tokyo in March.

The model walked the runway in New Age music, wrapping themselves in dresses that reminds the ripe paddy fields.

Models took to the runway to new age music wrapped in dresses that evoked images of ripe paddy fields.

The yellow ripe paddy fields bringing joy of prosperity were recreated through delicate attaching technique.

The vision of a yellow rise paddy bringing joy and prosperity were recreated through delicate strands.

In Rice, Cong Tri used the legendary silk of Vietnam, My A, available only in the dead black.

In ‘Rice’, Cong Tri used the legendary Vietnamese silk My A, available only in jet black. The fabric, once known by all but only afforded by a few, is famous for its coolness in the summer and warmth in the winter. 

The designer turned the focus off the gowns, but on wide leg trousers, culottes, ba ba shirt. Traditional forms and fabric reminded audience of Vietnamese women of bygone eras.

The designer turned away from dresses with wide-leg trousers, culottes and ‘ba ba’ shirts. The traditional forms and fabric reminded the audience of Vietnamese women from bygone eras.

Patterns were strictly used. The palette comprised of mostly black, white, yellow, with red being used in big planes.

Patterns were strictly followed. The palette comprised of mostly black, white, yellow and red.

The collection also marked the first collaboration of a Vietnamese designer with a stylist, Hoang Ku, to present the show to audience. Hoang Ku brought a new wind to the collection with transparent futuristic accessories.

The collection also marked the first collaboration of a Vietnamese designer with a stylist, Hoang Ku. Hoang Ku brought a new take to the collection with transparent futuristic accessories.

Designer Cong Tri

Designer Cong Tri (white suit)

Photo by Ly Vo Phu Hung

 
 
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