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Beneath the facade we put on to impress others,there exists a side of you that seeks the ease away from all the glamourous frills and complexities of life.â€˜Finding clarityâ€™ is the choice to be different, because you understand solitude and what it means to be comfortable with yourself. I was drawn to the calm comfort of cool tones and sleek silhouettes. My designs portray a renewal of style, a breakthrough in finding yourselfclarity.
Front Design Panel
Front waist dart
Side Seam Pocket (on both sides)
Panel with Liquid Faded Print Fabric
Back Dart Side Seam Pocket (on both sides)
Cotton Polyester Scrunched Pool Print Taffeta
Polyester Blend Liquid Faded Print
High Fitted Neck Line
Cotton Polyester (With Print) Organza
Midriff Opening Front Darts
Longer Back Hem
Liquid Faded Print
High Fitted Neck Line
Pleats Cotton Polyester Pool Print Fabric Joining at the back
Polyester Blend Liquid Faded Print Cotton Polyester Scrunched Pool Print Taffeta
Polyester Blend Liquid Faded Print White Organza
The overlapping effect created by tying knots serves as the inspiration for this design. The draping balances curves and uneven lengths to achieve an elegant yet contemporary design.
MODEL:KRYSTAL THESEIRA PHOTOGRAPHER:TOH XING JIE
Ribbon piece attachment with pleats
Invisible Open-ended Zip
Side Wrap Skirt (Bias finishing)
ONLINE ECOMMERCE BUSINESS
RARE INI TIATIVE
Officially launched on 17th October 2015, Rare Initiative is a local label offering consumers quality, minimalist and edgy items specially curated for their shopping pleasure. Current collections include Unstallation and Spring Essentials 2016, with apparel for the young adult woman designed and produced locally by our in-house designer; and Sticks and Stones, with tech accessories for all focused on structure and textures of semi-precious stones like graphite and marble. Till date, Rare Initiative has made its way onto the stage of charity fashion show Slightly Scarlet 2015 and discussions are underway to bring its pieces into the stores of renowned local designers.
DEMOGRAPHICS 18-25 YOUNG WOMEN
SGD30-150 VERY AFFORDABLE -Wix Domain -Updates bi-monthly -Paypal, Mastercard and Visa -Linked closely with promotions on Facebook and Instagram
Christmas Pop Up at Chjimes 2016
Capitol Piazza Makers Market 2016
Un.stallation Our first collection, titled Unstallation which is a portmanteau of the English word Installation and French word Un, literally translates to mean Installation One. Unstallation is inspired by the whirlwind of emotions one goes through after a period of hiatus. In the rediscovery of self, there comes stretches of introspection and reflection tinged with hope and a recognisable vulnerability. The Rare Initiative woman is brazen and vulnerable synchronously, with a quiet, sweeping calmness dilated with meaning. Unstallation aims to encapsulate the modern woman while offering a peek into her soul. This collection explores the colour palette of grey, blue and orange in the different mediums of cotton, faux suede and leather. The motif of circles incorporated in the designs suggests infinite wholeness. All pieces of this collection are designed and produced locally by our in-house designer.
iâ€™m a rare find Rare Initiative Sticker Collection I
ABOUT COLLECTION An alternative perspective of the process of hibernation, this collection explores hibernation in relation to the human sleep cycle. Conveying the emotional and physical traits of the sleep process chronologically throughout the collection. This collection drew inspiration from the body temperature, movement and brain activity during sleep.The usage of thick fabrics, knits and fur was intentionally executed to cater to those who seek unique and interchangable pieces.
LOOK 5: RAPID EYE MOVEMENT
It is 3am in the morning.... You embark on the deepest and the most instrinsic dimension of sleep. Embrace the multitude of dreams that may come in layers.
REM Top Detachable grey fur collar, wool long sleeve top, detachable extended sleeves. Wrap Around Cream hand knitted snood REM Wide Pants Flare Grey Wool Pants
LOOK 4 : DEEP SLEEP
Your breathing has become slow, steady and strong. Each breathe renews your energy.
Asleep Sweater Wool sweater with knitted embellishments Asleep Dress Draped Assymetrical Long Dress
LOOK 3 : SLEEPING SPINDLES
Entering the deep sleep phase, the point whereby rest is undisturbed. It is time for you to rest and let go.
-3 Fur Coat Long Winter Coat -3 Tank Crop Tank Top -3 Skorts Mid length wool skorts
LOOK 2: LIGHT SLEEP STAGE TWO
Put on your eye mask and blur out the surroundings. Half Awake.
Stage II Pull Over Wool crop top pull over Stage II Knit Knitted crop pull over Stage II Skirt Assymetrical Wool Skirt
LOOK 1 : DROWSY
Slow down your pace, your body calls out for the rest it deserves.
Awaken Extended Back Top Fur Top with Long Back Awaken Flare Trouser Wool flare trouser
CHI CHI VON TANG
CHI CHI VON TANG is a Singaporean label started in 2015, and was born out of design inspiration from Asia and the Warrior Spirit. Since it’s inception, it has launched 3 main collections and 1 mini capsule collection- the recent anime collection being featured in Singapore Fashion Week 2016.The brand focuses on creating street luxe statement pieces and is well known for its signature bomber jackets. CHI CHI VON TANG has a flagship boutique at Scotts Square and the brand is also stocked at TANGS departmental store. Founder Lisa Von Tang’s inspiration for the brand - Asia’s diverse design heritage and her vision of real, beautiful and badass women.
Flagship store at Scotts Square, Singapore
I held managerial roles in production of the first collection and worked closely with Lisa on costing and fit. The inaugural collection inspired by chinese couture, the fire and swagger of Grace Jones. Traditional textile designs and Chinese silks are used in this collection on sports luxe pieces like the signature Chi Chi Warrior Bomber jackets.
MENS & KIDS BOMBERS The signature warrior bombers were made available in different colourways for kids and men. I managed the orders placed for the mens bombers in 3 colourways- camo, oriental navy and black blue brocade as well, as the order for the kids bombers in 5 colourways. Manufacturing was done in Hong Kong and China, and I was in charge of sourcing for potential long term manufacturers as well as overseeing the communication, sampling and production for the bomber jackets. The mens bombers were well received mainly by the affluent western male customers and local creatives who embrace statement outerwear. It has been spotted on celebrities like Mr Mickey and Mick Jagger.
Mick Jagger with the Black blue brocade bomber
This collection is inspired by the tribal women of Myanmar. Designer, Lisa Von Tang, explored the Burmese countryside, and found four tribes, the Kayah, Kayan Paduang, Pa-O, and Long Necks. She spent the most time with the Kayah women, who invited her into their bamboo huts, dressed her up in their traditional dress, and shared their way of life. The Burma collection draws on the pride, purity and strength conveyed in the tribal dress, and is produced in luxurious silks, cupros, highly textured linens and leather.
• 26 piece collection • Drafted in Singapore, sampled in Singapore, Hong Kong and China
TRIBAL PRINT WRAP AROUND SASH
ENTRY TO TANGS
Pop-up Showcase at Level 4 of Tangs Orchard - Curated brands from Gnossem, with a LAUNCH AT TANGS focus on bomber jackets and pieces from Chi Chi Von Tang. This carried on to a permanent brand space on Level 2 Womenswear, and potential partnerships with Tangs in the future.
Project managed set up for L4 Chi Chi Von Tang Pop-up, worked closely with Tangs Visual Merchandising and Operational heads for the launch in February. Designed Pop Art banner and worked with Street Artists. Maintained Inventory stock at Tangs. Trained retail staff to work on-site at the L4 Pop-up.
Illustrated Artwork done on canvas. Spray painted by Local Street Artists
Met Gala 2016 â€˜Manus X Machinaâ€™ : Bespoke Anime Gown for Nicole Shanahan, girlfriend of Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin.
We customised this dress to fit Nicole within 2 weeks, and installed lights onto the lining of the gown that would emit a soft glow in the dark. All anime illustration was done by Muneera Malek.
Photo by: Humans of New York
Portfolio | Rebekah Elza Ong Lin
A compilation of fashion design works and design branding works.