Spotted! Panayo

Creating Panayo is an idea conceived by a YY Liew and Ryan Lee – a couple leveraging on each other’s competencies and abilities to create beautiful fashion apparel.

Ryan Lee: “Moreover, it is also a dream to work together to meet a more deeply rooted common goal. The designs wouldn’t have come to form without the skillful hands of YY, a rebel of a character, a fashion school grad who lives and breathes fashion. YY’s design inspirations cull from legendary designers like Yohji Yamamoto, Alexander McQ etc. She strives towards original creations and aims to translate her ideals and design creativity into physical pieces of clothes.Though skillful, she never knew how to put her skills to better use.”

“That’s where Ryan comes into the picture, ” YY continues. “A post-graduate in Strategic business, he wouldn’t in a million years let my talent go to waste. Hence, he came up with a business plan to harmonize doing business and start Panayo.”

Dark Allure is the label’s latest collection revolving around the occult and the color black. “Our main idea is to create a dark collection that can seduce the senses and one that is very attractive and appealing to the customer. Dark doesn’t always mean fearful. The design construct revolves around the ideals on versatility and drapery to achieve the dark, alluring look. We want to make multiple forms from just one design, allowing the wearer maximum choices to choose from. We also added the element of flow to our design through the use of drapes.”

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