Images courtesy of Noël Caleb.
Noël Caleb announced Peiying Lin as winner of the Mirror Mirror On The Wall Fashion Competition, where participants were invited to design the AW 2012 Women’s collection, based on a seven days’ outfit.
Eileen Yap: “We really liked how Lin interpreted the theme and displayed contrasts through the use of colour -black and white-, the fabric -which she also took time to source- and her play on symmetry and asymmetry throughout the whole collection. We felt that she communicated the message and produced a very coherent and interesting collection which works well with what Noël Caleb stands for: a feminine look with strong silhouettes and interesting unique pieces to mix and match. Lin’s collection was also very well thought out and displayed a very creative approach to design which is exactly what we are looking for.”
Lin took weekend Fashion Design courses while working and waiting for her O levels. She attended a local tertiary arts institution, majoring with a Diploma in Fashion, but quit school shortly after that. Lin then headed to the Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre, where she received a Diploma in Fashion Technology, Merchandising & Marketing.
About her collection: “When I think of the theme “Mirror Mirror on the Wall”, it makes me think of reflection and its elements like shadows and angles. So I interpreted my outfits with asymmetrical and symmetrical cuts and a touch of soft fabrics to soften the looks, as I want to bring out the inner strength, outer grace of a woman, in a feminine manner. There are woven and knitted fabrics for the collection as I wanted to balance up the look. I used mainly black and white, for Black symbolizes the shadow and white symbolizes the light that causes a reflection.”
Lin’s designs will be produced for the Autumn/Winter 2012 collection under the Noël Caleb label. Watch this space.