*pictures taken from Singapore Fashion Week
WINNER of Harper's BAZAAR Asia New Generation Fashion Designer Award 2015.
My theme, Japanese meets Javanese first came about when a dear friend of mine introduced the idea of Japanese Woodblock Printing, specifically the genre of Ukiyo-e. Inspired by this, I took reference from Hokusai as the main inspiration and the inspiration was later on fused with the Javanese theme. Reason being, I've always been in love with the idea of Batik as well as the Javanese traditional costume. I chanced upon the thought of, why not merge both theme together?
Although can't be seen from the picture, the vest for first runway outfit is lined with Hokusai artwork, The Great Wave of Kanagawa. This artwork is also used for the 2nd outfit.
The 3rd outfit features a voluminous dress that looks voluminous from the front, but it is designed to be flat at the back. The sleeves are made to be big as well.
4th outfit consists of a wrap bra top with a sheer indigo turtleneck, paired with a ballgown skirt that is flat at the back. Similarly, the big pants for the finale outfit is designed to be flat at the back.
The prints for this collection is designed and customized by myself, infusing basic graphic elements such as dots and stripes to create a sense of modernity. Additionally, the prints are presented with an optical illusion effect.
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