CHAPTER 04 : REJUVENATION
A National Heritage Board (NHB) Collaboration with Craft Practitioner, Raymond Wong, one of the last few Peranakan kebaya makers in Singapore.
[And it is through this collaboration, we have rebranded the independent fashion label. The idea is to bring forth the community a better and upgrade version of our identity and branding.]
We are constantly evolving – trying to be a better self than before. And sometimes we lose touch with our true culture and heritage. The fluidity of our identity is constantly changing and modernised. What we aim to do is to revive and innovate the Nyonya beadwork and embroidery, connecting our ancestor’s craft with the younger generation’s crazy ideas.
The gown took inspiration from fauna & floral (lotus & butterflies) that surrounds us and tied it with the Peranakan culture, including colours such as turquoise or fuchsia commonly found in the Peranakan kebaya. Wong’s lacework is applied on and around the printed motifs, such as the butterflies on the sleeves, adding a softer touch to the elaborate digital print design.
The following is our documentation process with Raymond & the NHB team:
Articles about Craft x Design 2022 Collaboration with National Heritage Board:
NHB: Craft x Design Showcase
Asia One Article