Filed under: Fashion Editorial | Tags: Art Direction, Ashburn Eng, Dixie Rose, Fashion Design, Fashion Editorial, klosetkase, Singapore Fashion, Test Shoot Gallery, Women's fashion, Young & Restless S/S 2011
Photographer : Soon Tong (Calibre Pictures & Ideas)
Fashion direction / designer : Ashburn Eng (young&restless)
Writer: Luth Seah
Hair & make-up : Chris Ruth (Muse b’Art)
Model : Anastasia K (Upfront Models)
Filed under: fashion, Fashion Editorial | Tags: Dixie Rose, Exclusive interview with Maxtan, fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Editorial, klosetkase, Klosetkase Maxtan Interview, Maxtan Spring Summer 2011, Maxtan Spring Summer 2011 Lookbook, Singapore
1.Would you describe yourself as a metaphor, an analogy or an epiphany? How so? Analogy. I like to think of myself as a ‘monk on savile row’. That being said, the image of a monk on savile row is slightly an epiphany. 2.How does inspiration happen for you when conceptualizing for creating? Do you look for questions or create answers? I start each collection with a challenge, a question though rhetorical at times, after which I seek out the answers to my questions using my clothes as a medium. For example, ss 10 was how many ways I could reimagine a white shirt, fw 10-11 saw me throwing out traditional drafting rules; would I be right or wrong or would I rather be free? Ss 11 is interesting with its mocking undertone to the collection. I want to put across a message that ‘more is not always more’ and we want clothes to return to its purest form – construction. 3.What does fashion symbolize in your culture? Fashion like in all other cultures is an identity, a form of art, an outward expression of oneself. In Singapore interestingly, there’s a guerilla kind of fashion movement going on with us young designers wanting to have a distinct voice in the fashion scene. 4.What does it mean to be a man in fashion growing up in your family? Growing up under the influence of my seamstress mother, it was natural for me to take the fashion path, whether I am a man or a woman. 5.Fashion reminds me of...Botox. It is addictive and it only lasts 6 months. 6.Fashion feels like...Endless Hurdle race. Always chasing to the next hurdle to find out another one is drawing near. A never ending chase. 7.Fashion tastes like...Tobacco, it keeps you hooked on it and one can never ever successfully quit smoking; you’ll allow yourself to slip once in a while. 8.Fashion looks like...Swathes of moving black fabrics. 9.Fashion is...Like breathing. You don’t ask to breath, it just happens. 10.If you were stranded on a deserted island and all you could salvage was an album, a book and your favorite artist, who would it be and why? My sketch journal for my s/s 2012!
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Filed under: art, fashion | Tags: Ara Jo, Fashion Design, klosetkase, Lady Gaga, London, Nicola Formichetti
Fashion designer Ara Jo assisted the likes of Nathan Jenden, Nova Dando and Kinder Aggugini, whilst she was working on her BA at Central Saint Martins College for Art and Design. Coincidentally, Nicola Formichetti hooked her up with Lady Gaga. Definitely not the wardrobe for the conventional cookie cutter performer. I can dig it. Dixie Rose
Filed under: fashion, photography | Tags: Fashion Design, Macrame fashion, Sandra Blacklund, Sweden
New Swedish fashion designer, Sandra Backlund with a flair for macrame styled knits.