To touch the inspiration from the traditional culture in the collections performed at ELLE Fashion Show, all the selected models have Asian faces but that is not all to unleash the spirit of the artists. design.
“Precious silence” is the theme for models from catwalk director nha truc
At the Casting session for ELLE Fashion Show 2022, Catwalk Director Nha Truc chose criteria beyond the physical factor as the foundation to find the faces appearing on the night of December 17. The opportunity is divided equally between the star models and the new models true to the theme of “Dream of New Beginnings”.
The main elements to describe this year’s ELLE Fashion Show include young designers, traditional collections, and music that is a combination of science and folk instruments. So about the model, how does Truc want to give descriptions and orientations to his models?
All models this time are 100% Vietnamese models. Because the designs honor traditional beauty, I prioritize Vietnamese models and models with pure Asian faces. In addition, whether you have 10 years of experience or only 1 month of experience, you can bring freshness to the stage this time.
Not all Vietnamese people can make people burst out in Vietnamese, so how will the models show off the spirit of traditionally inspired designs interpreted in contemporary fashion? grand?
Unlike the arts like theater and cinema, the artist will have many hands-on activities and facial expressions to convey the message. Not the model. They just have repetitive steps and a still face. Therefore, the eyes and the way to relax are the “escape” from the things that the model wants to show. Models with strong instincts will feel different in each outfit and fully immerse themselves when the music plays.
When there are enough runways, costumes, music, and lighting, models will be easier to “feel” contemporary Vietnamese inspiration and if still not, Catwalk Director will give some suggestions and suggestions. tutorial.
The model will walk on the catwalk following the lead of the music, how does Truc often let the music be present in her life?
Due to the nature of my work, I have to collaborate with many designers with different styles, so I experience music in a variety of ways. In the morning, when drinking coffee and working, I may listen to music without lyrics. On weekends, when cleaning the house, I have a habit of playing a playlist of a new singer or composer and so on.
Music is like “functional food” in my life. Every day should have a little to relax body and mind.
Fashion has so many trends and styles, will the models’ performances this time follow any trends or catwalk styles?
With inspired costumes and elaborate textures, the minimalist performance is a way to fully express the essence of creativity. But minimalism is also the most difficult task.
For example, in real life, if you want to laugh, you just have to open your mouth to smile, but with models, the smile is expressed by charisma, by eyes, not by mouth. In particular, this year’s ELLE Fashion Show catwalk is up to 130m long, posing a challenge to the models in maintaining the best expression from the beginning to the end of the catwalk.
What will you choose as the most important criteria to find the right model for this show?
Previously, a height of over 1m75 was a necessary condition, but now, the spirit is the most important thing for a model to be “chosen to send gold”. In the show, you will see that there are people who are taller than 1m8, but there are also people who are only 1m68 tall. Because charisma and gait are the winning points.
Some shows are now casting amateur models, oversized models, and models with substandard height, so do you think keeping fit is still a model’s motto?
In fact, the number of standard extended casting sessions is still insignificant compared to the common ground. Beauty can take many forms, but the golden ratio in the eyes of the majority of the public is still only one. With a good-looking face and a well-proportioned figure, you definitely have more chances to go further.
The golden ratio is a plus for a model to develop professionally. And the height of over 1m75 is also the first condition to “conquer” the international market.
This is not the first time Truc has collaborated with ELLE Fashion Show. What was the most stressful stage in the preparation for the show for you?
The stage before the Casting session. This time, ELLE Fashion Show coincided with many other shows. I have to book the model schedule very early to keep the best models. Although I can’t collect 100% of the models I really want because everyone has their own schedule, at the Casting, I found many promising faces.
Has there ever been an older and more experienced name on the list of models than Truc? How will you deal with this situation?
I was in charge of a show with 10 to 15 “vedettes” full of big names. Experience when working with seniors is not to be too rigid and to think about people’s feelings. Maybe I consider it a job myself, but for seniors, the catwalk is no longer their main job, appearing on the runway is mostly because of the affection for the designer. The effort and time they put in should be appreciated.
Many fashion shows in the country choose beauty queens and TikTokers as key figures on the ice floor, what do you think about this option?
The runway floor is actually the designer’s main playground. That’s where their creativity shines and their whole passion comes into play. But if designers really like the appearance of beauty queens, TikTokers, that’s their choice. Everyone has their own taste.
At ELLE Fashion Show, the people behind the event want the model to fully express the design spirit, so that the audience’s first point of view is the outfit, not the model’s face.
In the position of Catwalk Director, if you compare a fashion show to a movie, does Truc have any special habits before the “release” date?
Some spiritual procedures (laughs). For me, it takes strong faith to make everything go smoothly. Especially with outdoor events.
Thus, the catwalk ELLE Fashion Show will introduce potential new models of the Vietnamese fashion village, besides the main factor is five young designers including Tom Trandt (Hanoia), Cuong Dam (Chats by C.Dam), Ngo Hoang Kha (KHAAR), with the duo Le Thuy Giang and Ngo Nhat Viet (Subtle Le Nguyen). All performances that promise to awaken Vietnamese inspiration through a contemporary lens will be revealed on December 17.
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