Spotted! LION EARL

Founded by designers of the two diverse backgrounds – Lionel Low and Hariz Lim – fashion label LION EARL is a creative fusion that challenges the boundaries of the arts and aesthetics, seeking to synthesize a new dimension bounded by art, fashion and architecture, and translating that new found dimension into genre-defying, trend-defining outfits.

Not only is Lionel Low a creative individual with a passion for fashion and the arts, he has also received prestigious awards for his works. His best achievement to date is finishing as the1st Runner up in the Inaugural Shu Uemura Design Art Competition 2008 (Asian region). That same year, Lionel interned at Kevin Seah, a fashion label for high-end wedding gowns, and worked directly with the designer himself. It was here that he was taught and eventually mastered the art of meticulous beading. He was also involved in various fashion shows, notably Singapore Fashion Week 2007 as well as Kevin Seah Wedding Shows hosted at the St. Regis and Raffles Hotel. In 2009, Lionel also had opportunity to be mentored by local designer, Nicholas Wong and was eventually offered to work as a freelance designer for  the latter’s label Nicholas.  Lionel also caught the attention of another international bespoke menswear label stylist, Kovit Ang for Aston Blake. It was through Kovit that Lionel was involved in the Goodrich Opening Ceremony (Plaza Singapura). In this project, Lionel conceptualised the overall womenswear and produced the pieces purely by handwork.

Hariz Lim’s passion for design started in the realm of architecture. At the age of 7, he was already observing his everyday environment and avidly putting pencil to paper. He loved drawing buildings. This ignited his obsession for buildings and architecture. More than a decade later at 23, Hariz is now pursuing his dreams of being an architect. After graduating with a Diploma in Architecture from Singapore Polytechnic, he is now one step closer to fulfilling his dreams, and is enrolled in the third year of the Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) programme at the National University of Singapore. His most recent work is the design of the Plaza Singapura showsuite and sales office, in collaboration with local firm Envelope Architects. Hariz has a diverse range of experience not only in architecture, but also in other creative fields such as fashion and graphic design. During school breaks and even whilst serving his national service, he worked as a freelance graphic designer as well as an image consultant for a photography studio. Back in school, Hariz pursued photography and even film appreciation classes. This reflects his passion for not only architecture but the creative industry in general.

Come April, LION EARL will be launching at PARCO Marina Bay, Millenia Walk. The label is also slated for the upcoming Audi Fashion Festival with PARCO next NEXT.

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