LASALLE College of the Arts (‘LASALLE’) will be hosting a live video of LASALLE Graduate Fashion Show 2020 – Society of the Spectacle on Youtube. Fashionista can watch the event live on Thursday, 16th July at 5 pm through this page or this link here.
Titled Society of the Spectacle, the show is a direct response to French philosopher Guy Debord who in 1967 wrote, “All that was once directly lived has become mere representation.” Through the blurring of boundaries between digital and analogue realities, the show offers possibilities beyond the imagination. The show will be highlight collections by 17 BA(Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles graduands from LASALLE College of the Arts.
The fashion show was filmed entirely on location at the Pasir Panjang Power Station and LASALLE College of the Arts after the circuit breaker period, with permission granted by the relevant authorities in compliance with mandatory safety rules.
Behind-the-scenes episodes are steadily being released on the School of Fashion’s Instagram account @1mcnallyfashion, as well as LASALLE’s Instagram account @lasallesingapore. Footages were shot before the circuit breaker period, revealing the graduands’ creative process under themes such as Sustainability, Future Forward, Heritage, Textures, and Body & Identity.
List of Graduands Collection
Theme 1: Sustainability
- /wau/ by Kristen Cheah employs zero-waste pattern-cutting techniques to pay homage to the diminishing art of traditional kite-making in Malaysia.
- 1.5oC by Kwok Minh Yen aims to draw attention to the increasing rate with which global warming is causing coral bleaching.
- A Bird’s Journey by Nathalie Schriber is made entirely from vegan materials in order to highlight the negative effects of animal-produced goods on the environment.
Theme 2: Future Forward
- REPELEBB by Felicia Agatha delves into science in order to devise climate-sensitive solutions for our future.
- COLOSSAL BEINGS by Jensen Ng is built on the foundation of science fiction, imagining a world where plus-size is no longer a separate category.
- Gear18: Saber by Phang Kuan Yi is a collection projected for the year 4067, when vessels equip themselves with different identities through clothing in order to fight a war.
Theme 3: Heritage
- Ggogga-ot by Lee Cha Yeong melds the traditional Korean Hanbok with modern design in order to empower plus-sized women.
- PONTIANAK by Hazeerah Basri subverts misogynistic symbols tied to the Malay folklore figure, promoting body acceptance in the process.
- “MA” by Masrurah Husna celebrates Japan’s consciousness with gaps, spaces and pauses.
Theme 4: Textures
- Emove by Adhya Tibrewala features fluid and distorted lines in order to express chaotic emotions.
- FOILED by Fiona Sadiq employs unique fabrication to promote fun experiences with tactility.
- Dystopia by Natalia Halim imagines a reality where vision is blurred by hallucinogenic drugs.
- Chimera by Cathrin Siatanto is inspired by the concept of Chimerism (the combination of two creatures into a single being) and mixes Victorian style with contemporary silhouettes.
Theme 5: Body & Identity
- Blurred Bodies by Latika Balachander celebrates interpersonal relationships because underneath our skin, our human anatomy is all one in the same.
- THE RENASCENCE by Hamkah Latib reinterprets the idea of remix culture through Renaissance and contemporary as a satirical conversation of what it means to be ‘in’ fashion.
- palpitate by Mazri Ismail catalogues palpitations attacks experienced by a Wolff Parkinson White patient.
- FEMBUOYNT! by Samuel Xun is a collection that explores queerness through artifice, irony and high aestheticism.