Joaquín Tríass deﬁnition of fashion
Continuing our series of designer interviews at New
York Fashion Week, Lola Saab talks to Joaquín Trías
as he shows his fall 2011 collection at Lincoln Center
NEW SEASONS COLLECTION was
presented at the Box at Lincoln Center on February 15. It was a
luxurious experience that would be indulged by a long line of impatient
Spanish-born Joaquín Trías revealed elegance
and serenity for autumnwinter 201112. His designs were
finely structured and formed to perfectly fit a woman from head
to toe. There was an array of warm colours intended to fill a womans
heart as she soaked in the refreshing materials. Trías showed
class with beauty in all his designs. The material, colour and structure
created such profound detail in his work of art to form a striking,
elegant, womanly figure. Models had their hair tied up and the make-up
gave off a natural effect. The collection was kept short, sweet
and simple. He portrayed an image of a designer who seeks absolute
perfection in his creations.
We spoke to Trías who explained to us his aim
and the main theme of his new seasons collection.
Lucire: What was your main goal for this season?
Joaquín Trías: What Trías really stands
for is luxury, so its like a combination of the wool with
the silk, or the wool with the technological fabrics, that would
develop in Japan. It is also the relationship [of] the woman with
the fabric, how it wraps her body and how it adapts to her
and it is also about her being really loyal to our woman
to our future woman
We call her a future woman because of her values and
of her ethic and it is about respect.
What were the main materials that you used in this collection?
It is always about silk
Well, we have silk, we have all the
season, we have our technologic[al] fabrics developed in Japan which
contain certain characteristics. It is breathable, it avoids UVAs.
How long does it take you to create and design a new seasons
It takes us six months. We always take six months to create a new
What is your favourite part about creating a new seasons
The beginning of it [says with enthusiasm] because I have the control
because, afterwards, there are too many patterns and
too many people involved, so I really like when I am by myself designing
that is the best part of the collection for me.
Can you describe in one sentence your new seasons collection?
Well, it is about definition. The idea of definition is defining
what we really want to do.
Can you briefly tell us how you would want women to feel like?
respect[ed]. It is about ethic
and respect for us.
Lola Saab is Paris editor of Lucire.