Post Masonry – Style 2

The Birth of Amur

Protection for a new life in the frontier. That was what Amur eventually evolved into.

In the beginning, there were belts and shawls. Not contend with accessories however, we dreamt of bigger things. What better way to showcase one’s propensity for fabrics, cuts and construction than long outerwear?

The Evolution of A Garment and The Importance of Obsession in Design

To present a piece of creative work to the world is to throw away a…

Notes from The Tea Plantation

Fashion is an industry that is obnoxious, loud and extroverted. To do well, one must…

A Deeper Look into ROSEN’s NOON Collection

Noon started with outlines of garments in my head. They were enormous creatures; giants looming…

Issey Miyake APOC Inside Cardigan SS2011

By The Grace of Miyake

Humans are strange creatures. We pin our self-esteem on our beliefs. When our beliefs are validated, we feel good about ourselves. When they’re being contradicted, we often take it as a personal attack.

ROSEN: NOON

Part I: A Wandering Noon Part II: A Descending Noon Part III: A Homeward-Bound Noon…

On the Rising Homogeneity of Textiles in Fashion Industry

Homogeneity in fashion – both in design, and especially in its material use – is on the rise, owing to the transfer of decision-making power from the creatives to the marketers and merchandisers under the diktat of the managerial class, who prioritises quick returns over risky creative ideas in a bid to remain competitive in this social-media driven market.

An Ode to My Role Models

With the passing of Ryuichi Sakamoto and Issey Miyake, I prepared my farewell to the incoming end of an era, while facing the tsunami of celebrated mediocrity.

ROSEN Parachute Coat

Designing A Writer’s Outfit Pt. II

In the previous segment of this writer’s outfit project, I went into great detail about…

Designing A Writer’s Outfit, Pt. I

In which I started designing an outfit for myself because I got bored of my sweatshirt and cargo pants combo, which I wore to work everyday for almost the entire holiday season.

The Earhart: A Masochist’s Journey

A tale of creative pain and suffering encapsulated within a single garment

The Silk Bible

The continuously-updated fabric guide to silk for modern fashion design