Alistair Trung Spring Summer 2011/12 RAFW

Alistair Trung Spring Summer 2011/12 RAFW

If Spring Summer 2011 is the season of draped fabrics and fly away silks, Alistair Trung is the master. In front of a full house on Thursday night, model after model glided down the smoke hazed catwalk in strangely powerful pieces. I say strange because the clothes themselves were of a delicate nature and, in the case of the all white pairings, rather ethereal. It was as if the clothing provided the wearer with some sort of shield, perhaps this sheild was the confidence Trung hopes to arm his customers with.

On his profile page of RAFW’s official site, Trung says, “I like to create clothing that won’t give women a nervous breakdown.” It’s an admirable cause and one I’m all for but in doing so risks what every designer fears: being boring. Trung managed this dilemma by perfecting tailoring. Every crease, every fold and every stitch was considered to ensure each piece accentuated what it should.

Trung aims for his clothes to be “trans-seasonal, trans-occasional, trans-age, trans-size and ultimately transgender.” Some of these qualities were achieved through the size of the collection itself – using sheer quantity to appeal to a wider audience – while others, such as suiting people of all shapes, were answered in the way the fabrication allowed for interpretation. Androgyny was certainly present and Trung’s choice of models had me questioning gender throughout the show. Perhaps the clothes were designed with Andrej Pejic in mind.

My favourite moment came when five models appeared on the runway each wearing a different coloured dress. In what I would call live performance colour blocking, Trung was able showcase the brighter side of his otherwise rather restricted colour palette. After days of show after show, theatrics never go astray either. It was a beautifully executed collection and I hope the power of perfection shone through to the rest of the (high profile) audience the way it did me.

[nggallery id=573]

Images belong to BreakfastWithAudrey.com image credit to Sam Armstrong and James Wright.

You Might Also Like

16 Comments

  • Reply Jen Romash Friday 25th November, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Way neat, some legitimate factors! I enjoy you producing this informative article offered, the remainder of the website is additionally substantial high quality. Have a very entertaining.

  • Reply Jerold Harbolt Tuesday 22nd November, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Hello , I do imagine this can be a superb weblog. I stumbled on it on Yahoo , i’ll arrive back again when once more. Funds and independence could be the very best method to modify, might you be prosperous and support others.

  • Reply Frances Datwyler Tuesday 22nd November, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Greetings! Quite useful assistance on this informative article! It really is the tiny alterations that make the greatest adjustments. Many thanks a good deal for sharing!

  • Reply Mathilde Rexwinkle Tuesday 22nd November, 2011 at 3:07 am

    I really like it when men and women arrive with each other and share opinions, wonderful website, preserve it up.

  • Reply Scot Lann Monday 21st November, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Rather! This was a very fantastic submit. Thanks to your offered details.

  • Reply Winifred Corburn Monday 21st November, 2011 at 4:53 am

    That is a matter shut to my heart cheers, wherever are your get in touch with facts however?

  • Reply Marco Schoonhoven Sunday 20th November, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I really like your web site.. really wonderful hues & theme. Did you create this site yourself? Plz reply back again as I’m looking to create my own website and would like to know wheere u obtained this from. many thanks

  • Reply Rosendo Lennert Sunday 20th November, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    This can be a excellent guidelines particularly to people new to blogosphere, temporary and precise information… Many thanks for sharing this one particular. A should examine report.

  • Reply Kelsi Schrecongost Sunday 20th November, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Your design is so special in comparison with a lot of others. Thanks for publishing whenever you possess the chance,Guess I’ll just make this bookmarked.two

  • Reply Rosy Tenney Sunday 20th November, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I couldn’t resist commenting

  • Reply Digna Sortland Sunday 20th November, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Hello, I believe your website may very well be acquiring browser compatibility concerns. When I appear at your site in Safari, it appears great but when opening in World wide web Explorer, it’s some overlapping. I just desired to provide you with a swift heads up! Other then that, great weblog!

  • Reply June Dilks Saturday 19th November, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Hello there , I do feel this really is a superb web site. I stumbled on it on Yahoo , i’ll arrive back again the moment yet again. Funds and liberty may be the very best approach to adjust, may possibly you be abundant and aid others.

  • Reply Shella Lago Saturday 19th November, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Fantastic line up. We’ll be linking to this wonderful post on our internet site. Sustain the nice producing.

  • Reply Erick Langlands Saturday 19th November, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Wonderful wordpress web site right here.. It is difficult to discover high quality creating like yours nowadays. I actually enjoy folks like you! consider treatment

  • Reply Noble Griggs Friday 18th November, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    This can be a theme shut to my heart cheers, in which are your speak to facts although?

  • Reply Mauricio Smiglewski Thursday 17th November, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Way neat, some legitimate details! I enjoy you producing this short article accessible, the remainder of the website can be higher good quality. Possess a exciting.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.