Hong Kong Trips: Reflection

So here is my thought about one week trip going to Hong Kong for fabric sourcing. There are pros and cons so please review with open mind attitude. From day one, I think taking an early flight is great choice since you can still slept during the 4 hours flight and yet arrive in Hong…

Hong Kong Trips: Experience

Day 1 Sunday morning, we took taxi to meet up at 4am to check in our luggage and after that we went to have porridge as breakfast. This is my first time flying with United Airlines, and I am quite scared because of the infamous news. During my check in time, the officer inquires a…

Hong Kong Trips: Mission Statement

For the next week, the whole class will be going to Hong Kong also known as the “Pearl of the Orient” to do fabric sourcing and also part of our “Global Experience in Art & Design” class. In my previous college I had went to Hong Kong for a “20th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer” @HKTDC on July 2013. After 4…

Hong Kong Trips: Preparation

This semester we have a module “Global Experience in Art & Design” which given us an opportunities to participate on a short international field trip which we are going to Hong Kong. There are quite a few thing need to be prepared before our trip. First since our school consist a lot of foreign students, some of…

Nagoya Fashion Contest 2017

This is the third competition of this year that we are applying for. There are three categories to apply which is Menswear, Womenswear, and Childrenswear. I was taking the chance to do Childrenswear since I don’t usually design for children which I which to try   I was inspired by “Medusozoa” which is the scientific…

Paragon Event

Just around few weeks before semester break, we are given an announcement that Paragon are holding an event for Switzerland and Singapore diplomatic ties celebration. We are to design a garment and an table top cow design. Both of the mission supposed to have the similarities between the two countries such and red and white…

Capsule Collection: Reflection

For this capsule collection, I challenged myself to use stretchy fabric such as double knit and neoprene which I rarely choose to create my collection. The second challenge was creating a sustainable design through zero waste drafting. As for the fabric manipulation part, I hand painted glow in the dark mix acrylic paint to the…

Capsule Collection: Full Monty

After a six months journey, we are finally done with this capsule collection! Here is a quick summary of the whole thing. I was inspired by the painting art in Gillman Barracks and decided with Graffiti concept to do self-painted fabric. Next, I incorporate Zero Waste technique to create my whole collection using words such ad…

Prototype 5

Due to the deadline, I painted the fabric before I sew the first toile which is quite a dangerous decision. If the toile is not working I might need to adjust the zero waste pattern and the sizing might change and the fabric might be wasted. Thank god there is only minor change that I…

Prototype 5 – Toile

After lining up all of my four looks together, I feel like I need to add another look using neoprene fabric because only my Prototype 2  is using neoprene with a hint of grey. With less than 1 week before final week, I tried to revisit my previous zero waste plan that I did not…

Prototype 4

Since there is not much time to try out the new master plan, I proceeded on sourcing and paint the fabric within the day so that the pain will be dry the next day and ready for cutting. Previously I have used each color combination to each prototypes such as yellow combination with green, pink…

Prototype 4 – Toile No.3

Following several trial and errors, I reviewed the Zero Waste Fashion Design by Timo Rissanen book again and also my sketchbook. I notice that I have changed the way of creating my zero waste pattern. Previously making the pattern was instantaneous and random, while the recent one is more planned and calculative which restricted me…