Electrifying prints – check! Sleek and modernistic silhouettes – check! And chic-ness – check!

Well, it seems that RI by Carrie’s brand new collection for the Autumn/Winter 2013 season is simply spot-on on the emerging and somewhat tantalizing trend for the season, with an absolutely right dose of prints.

Titled ‘Tribes of the Future’, the collection by the brand’s designer Carrie Chan is a continued and a re-edited rendition of it’s successful installment of the legwear series ‘When Nature Reigns’ last Autumn/Winter 2012, which some of you might have seen it when the label was here for the Blueprint 2012 Trade show.



For one, this collection features a myriad of selections, from dresses to skirts and tight pants that are all made from either the 3M Scotchgard performance fabrics or the dri-fit, breathable fabrics, where they have been morphed into a dazzling sight of nature’s best.

Taking inspirations from the calming seas to accelerated bolts of lightning and a violent chance of a thunderstorms, and perhaps, even an inclination to the parallels in the trees of the forestry, the essence of the the label’s forte, as well as niche in conceiving dreams in prints, is without a doubt, clearly amplified this season.

We actually like the fact that the patterns, though strong and vivid as they are, have a strong sense of fluidity and flow, and where they actually streamline with the figure of the wearer. Not overpowering or snatching too much of the attention from the wearer.

And to put it simply, the prints no doubt add an energised touch to one’s wardrobe.


As with all collections, there is always one highlight item. And this time round, it is the hand-pleated origami bird collar (above left), which added a fundamental sense of uniqueness and quirkiness to two particular pieces from the collection – a blouse and a dress.

Driven by the label’s Eastern influences and love for 3D forms, this technique of pleat came through a long way and is a result of long process of research and experimentation of 100 different types of pleats, that are best sculptured and sewn into a bird.

The resulting creations were all folded by hand and stitched at the RI Studio in a well-hold shape, making the collection highly spectacular in itself.



All in all, the collection is a pleasing addition to the fashion wardrobe, with it’s street-cred and youthful style that are both inclined to the East and West.


This collection is also an absolute charm to anyone who seeks for a refreshing change in their wardrobe and there’s simply no better way to do that, than to embrace in some of RI by Carrie’s prints and innovations.

Afterall, it is but a season of art influences, prints and patterns with a tad bit spunk attitude. And RI by Carrie certainly nailed it this season!



Prices starts from USD $59 for leggings and USD $139 for dresses. 


Shop the RI by Carrie’s collection at their online shop and Emporium Wheelock in Singapore.

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Posted by:Jessica Ye

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Couture Troopers, former editor of Designaré Magazine, and a first class honours graduate of Goldsmiths University of London's BA(Hons) Fashion Media & Industries Degree. She is a true-blooded leo who thinks that over-commercialism kills art.

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