by Michèle Adriaens, 27 Feb 2017 |
YANCHA FOREVER is a fashion textile collection by Stacy Tan aka YABAI YABAI.
Stacy worked as a graphic designer for four years before moving to Japan to study Fashion Textile Design at the Bunka Fashion College. “One of the reasons why I chose to study more about Textile Design was to have an understanding about materials other than paper and to also make objects and prints by hand. My work has a lot to do with silkscreen, hand weaving and hand dyeing.”
YANCHA FOREVER celebrates rascals of all forms and ages, playing around with materials and techniques. “It is also a cheeky rebellious attack on stereotypical ideas of what textile design work should look and be like, when it can be clumsy, messy and outrageously colourful.”
by Michèle Adriaens, 31 Jan 2017 |
The Minimalist Brand is made up of Shawn, Alphonso and Edwin. Together they started out designing minimalist wallets, launching their first Kickstarter campaign in 2014. “Fast forward to 2016, we felt that we were limiting our creative juices to just wallets; we could do more. Since then, we have been designing, tinkering and prototyping all sorts of crazy ideas and bringing the best of our innovations to you.”
Using water-resist, anti-odor and heat regulating technology, the boys are equipping the traveller with a cover-up that comes with plenty of practical features.
“The jacket incorporates convenience and cutting edge technology to ensure wearers enjoy optimal comfort during any activity in multiple weather conditions. It is highly versatile, uniquely portable, and the sheer, lightweight design allows you to fold it into a small, space-saving bundle when not in use.
Available in black, blue and grey, the jacket has an exterior made of waterproof fabric, even the zippers. It’s lined with organic bamboo fabric that has a variety of premium qualities. Bamboo fabric is breathable, has thermal regulating and insulating qualities, and contains innate anti-bacterial properties that enable the fabric to fight the growth of bacteria that leads to odors.
A zippered, detachable hood is integrated into jacket’s design that’s equipped with a sleeping mask. A hidden zippered pocket contains a travel pillow that’s easily inflated with just two breaths and is equipped with a quick-deflate mechanism. Wearers will find a pair of attached hidden gloves for warmth that fold back under the cuffs when they’re not needed or individuals can simply keep their hands toasty in the warming pockets.
The minimalist jacket is designed with eight utility pockets for essentials that include a wallet, passport, pen and keys. The phone pocket is large enough to accommodate an iPhone 7 Plus with room to spare and the pocket for sunglasses includes a frame loop to hold them securely in place. A cable opening facilitates earphone management and the jacket contains a magnetic earphone holder. A combination detachable clip and bottle opener completes the jacket.”
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by Michèle Adriaens, 25 Jan 2017 |
When you want to add some affordable-chic attitude to your look, this timepiece is the answer. Courtesey of accessory label PLAIN SUPPLIES, the watch just launched on Kickstarter.
“We know it’s never easy to find the perfect watch: a timepiece that suits your individual style and is durable enough for daily wear and frequent travel. We wanted a pocket-friendly all-rounder that takes away the need to own several watches.”
Refined by listening closely to customers’ feedback over the years, the watches are designed to be versatile, durable and affordable …
“The watches come with a clean watch face and an unlabelled dial. Each of the three interchangeable wrist straps creates a different look to suit any occasion and outfit.
The watches are encased in 316L stainless steel, water-resistant up to 30ATM or 30M, made using Japanese Miyota GL15 quartz movements and come with a one-year international warranty. The three watch straps – mesh, leather and nato – are made of durable stainless steel, genuine cow leather and soft nylon nato.”
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by Michèle Adriaens, 19 Dec 2016 |
© Jared Ryan Rezel
INVENTORY X CHARMAINE SEAH-ONG
Cut in luxurious Thomas Mason’s Super 140’s shirting fabric, the Charmaine shirt dress features a regular spread collar, slanted placket front closure, faux front pockets, strap and round buckle detail on sleeves with concealed zips on side seams.
© Minhua Zhang
INVENTORY X THE AUTHORITY
A capsule collection of everyday staples, which includes unlined bomber jackets, overshirts, double placket shirt, slim fit and denim trousers.
© Aik Kai / @highonmars
INVENTORY X GOODLUCK BUNCH
A capsule collection that consists of a chore jacket, a popover shirt, and a band collar shirt – the top three staples in a men’s wardrobe.
© Darren Loke
INVENTORY X DARREN LOKE
Designed specifically with the intention of enabling the wearer to ‘slip’ into the shirt easily and go about their daily tasks, the long sleeve ‘Darren’ features a Cuban collar, button closure at front with contrasting black buttons, front pocket, curved hem with side slits, and a collar loop to better hang the shirt up.
© Cherlynn Lian
INVENTORY X TOMGIRL
Cherie Ko: “I used to go thrift shopping a lot in search for that perfect ’60s scooter mini dress. This design sums up everything that I love – exaggerated pointed collar, cinched waist, and that great mini length.” Ted Doré: “I’ve always been a fan of ’50s inspired fashion and I love the styling of vintage bowling and mechanic shirts of that era. So I wanted to create a design that had a very basic take on those styles.”
Even if you already have stacks of shirts stashed in your wardrobe, there is always room for a piece with a little more swagger. In an ongoing shirt project, INVENTORY invites creatives from different disciplines to give a spin to the classic shirt, and create a piece that meets their everyday needs. With unexpected detailing, added attitude and some styling tricks, the new iterations of the closet classic are cool enough to feel current.
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by Michèle Adriaens, 3 Dec 2016 |
When it comes to finding a Christmas-worthy accessory for your boo, you can’t go wrong with this unerringly appealing clutch bag. Splash and scratch proof and crafted from supple Nappa leather, the RFID blocking GIOVARE is finished with a pocketed interior that’s spacious enough to stow his toys and keep his cards, pens and cables organised.
The designers behind the Singapore made GIOVARE are Teddy Fernando and Febrian Pottanobu. “We both love traveling and usually carry a lot of things. We realised that we were carrying our things around the wrong way. Our stuff was always tangled and disorganised inside our bag, and even little things like grabbing our earphones was troublesome.”
The clutch bag comes in a variety of color options and is funding on Kickstarter.