ONES TO WATCH: EXOCET Paris Merges Savoir-faire and Avant-garde with Innovative Leather Bags

For the final leg of our ‘Hybridity’ issue, we look to EXOCET whose brand ethos transcends a sense of merger between the innovative and the traditional. Based in Paris, EXOCET is a bag label responsible for creating sensational hybrid animal and vegetal figure designs – fictitious creatures – on its convertible box-shaped genuine European leather handbags (even…

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Ausra Osipaviciute Challenges the Limits of the Human Anatomy in ‘Fantplastique’

Counting Solve Sundsbo, Paolo Roversi, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott as some of the photographers who inspire her, fashion photographer Ausra Osipaviciute who is based out of London, UK uses her images to translate her imagination of a different fantastic universe to the world. She often conceives this vision of hers with the aid of post-production…

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NEWS: Moncler to open its first Southeast Asian Store in Singapore with the launch of its Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

French-Italian fashion and lifestyle brand Moncler will be opening its flagship store – the first in Southeast Asia – in ION Orchard shopping mall in Singapore. This new addition will be joining the brand’s network of 172 mono-brand stores, which Moncler operates globally. It will also be housing the ideal blend of traditional and contemporary apparels from the…

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A Conversation with Professor Tom Inns on the Learning Curves of Design at the Glasgow School of Art Singapore Graduation Show 2015

  Nothing can stop the second cohort of graduating students from the Glasgow School Art Singapore, and their director Professor Tom Inns can attest to that. The Glasgow School of Art Singapore was initially conceived in 2012 as a partnership between the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP), delivering years 3 and…

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Thai designer label Vinn Patararin pushes boundaries with technology-driven clothes

  Cutting-edge and highly experimental in textile development, VINN PATARARIN is a Thai multi-disciplinary fashion design brand to look out for! It thrills us to discover the brand, which was formed by designer duo Vinn Chokkhatiwat and Patararin Ponprast, who comes from a background of architecture, fashion and art respectively, and hails from Thailand. Vinn has a…

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INTERVIEW: UK Designer Amber-Louise Snow Gives Couture a New Perspective with Eco-friendly Approach

  IT’S TRUE: The Haute Couture world has been sharply affected by the inflation of luxury and the severe lack of consumer’s appreciation for the “magic” of this specialised craft. For several years, the global fashion industry has been facing an ongoing debate on the value of couture, where some industry players pointed out that couture has…

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Irina Dzhus taps into the notion of archetype for Spring/Summer 2014

Known for structured silhouettes and a subtle sense of avant garde, Ukrainian designer Irina Dzhus presents another collection worthy to be called a marriage between fashion and architecture. This Spring/Summer 2014 sees the emergence of visual concepts that are influenced by the orthodox Christian iconographic canons, coded universally by characters and graphics in a spiritual…

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