(images courtesy of Art Plural Gallery) Last Thursday, Art Plural Gallery unveiled the opening of Chinese artist Qiu Jie’s show, featuring 30 latest works by the artist. Couture Troopers was present for the opening that day, and we were absolutely thrilled to see his works in person! Straddling Chinese aesthetics and Western popular culture, the artist deals in … Read more
Nothing quite makes our hearts flutter as much as FIDé Fashion Weeks does, as we recall down memory lane to our first-ever experience to this remarkable fashion week, at last year’s instalment of Men’s Fashion Week 2012, followed by dynamic presentations of female pret-a-porter at Women’s Fashion Week 2012, and lastly, and an immersive and … Read more
Brewing in trendy hip-hop / R&B bar Butter Factory on Friday was the launch of the autumn / winter 2013 collection of Singaporean fashion collective MASH-UP, aptly titled “LOCOS IN TOKYO”, where an energetic mix of street wear and youthful prints and appliqué adorned a casual collection of skirts, dresses and sweaters. Designers Daniela Monasterios-Tan, … Read more
We have all been through 2012 and would know of the terrifying prophecy that the Mayan civilisation had for us – the impending apocalypse that inevitably spells the end of the world. Thankfully for all of us on earth, that didn’t come true! What came into fruition though, is a highly-exciting, upcoming collection from one … Read more
Haute couture has always been one aspect in fashion that fascinates us to no end. How the theatrical, intricately detailed and somehow, full of grandeur interpretation of what a clothing can do, indeed takes our imagination and spirits to greater heights than we could ever imagine. It was undoubtedly the starting point of our love for … Read more
Music has always been in the blood of Rick Hung, the Singapore-based, Hong Kong born designer of menswear label 2HB. That is why it was certainly no surprise to us that he has cited that his newest 2014 collection, which has just been showcased on the runway of Hong Kong International Fashion Week Autumn Winter … Read more
RAD OR WHAT? I would never expect myself to be so head over heels in love with an illustration that has neither eyes nor mouth, but here I am, extremely obsessed over Australian illustrator Aaron Favaloro‘s lovely works. Using fashion as his focal point, he draws key inspirations from runway trends at times, and reinterpret … Read more
It was by sheer luck that we were being introduced to London based designer and entrepreneur Vanessa Gouden. And it was also by sheer delight that we have found ourselves drawn to her artistic-yet-elegant styles in all her designs of her label VANESSA G, especially her newly-released Mining Landscapes collection for the season. Vanessa G has created … Read more
IT IS OFFICIAL! Fans of UK cult fashion label RELIGION will now have something to rejoice for as they will have first-hand access to the brand, as the RELIGION makes its first-ever Singapore-debut with the opening of the store in Isetan Orchard on 7 July 2013! At the opening launch last night, which comprised … Read more
INTERVIEW: London College of Fashion Graduate Ellie Sweeney tops the game with unconventional textile approach in ‘Insane in the Membrane’
London College of Fashion graduate Ellie Sweeney’s ‘Insane in the membrane’ focuses largely on textiles, where she is being driven by one of the most uncanny source of inspiration; the asylum, which some calls it the mad house or the home of the lunatics.
Check out our interview as we catch up with her!