It’s not very often that you get a racially intermixed personality making it big in the world stage. And mind you, it’s not about the talent that we are referring to here. The hurdles behind failing to make it big globally spurs from a range of factors that arise out of the multiplicity of one’s races and not out of the bedlam of knick knacks that you may or may not possess.
A Vietnamese-Chinese designer from Britain, A Sai Ta serves to do exactly what can necessarily be derived from a mind ingrained in a person of a three tiered origin ethnicity. Intricate detailing and a wide array of tenders that find expression in A Sai Ta’s designs are somewhat of a diversion from the traditional spunk that fashionistas in the western world are generally identified with.
Born to a Chinese father and a Vietnamese mother, A Tai Sa was somewhat of a child prodigy, drawing upon his ideas of fashion at a tender age of eight, and now executing his ideas with finesse in a style that draws upon influence from a number of life visions. Anti perfectionism and authenticity runs deep in his collection of designs that he now lauches under his label Asai.
However, Asai’s designs cannot be categorised as stereotypical of a creative soul manifested in the Asian mainland. Significantly, however, his experimentations are more of a diversion from any typical conventions that are expected to rule fashion choices, notwithstanding the ‘influence’ of the land.
The FW17 debut collection for Fashion East by this designer saw a display that satiated the eyes with its underlying cultural themes. Mundane, subdued hues dominated the color palette in what can be termed as a diversion from the color and vibrancy you would expect from someone belonging to a land characterised by the bright colored, fiery dragons.
A Sai Ta, who is an amalgamation of a spirit that considers and combines diversified cultural inspirations, holds a BA and MA in fashion from Central Saint Martins. A recipient of the L’Oreal Professional Talent Award for his signature overlocking embroidery, plus scholarship placements at Theory, and a position at Kanye West’s Yeezy, Asai is more than just one of those designers aiming to make it big in the fashion world. He also has a specific vision and route towards the purpose.
Ta went on to impress with his collection in the London Fashion Week this year, combining the ordinary with a unique vision to arrive at something that borders on the extreme and is eye catching. For this ingenious combination of the radical and the expressive, fashion is indeed a key choice and what better way to indulge one’s faculties than a simplistic show of everyday things. A Sai Ta rocks the ordinary in a manner extraordinaire- the way only he can!