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CYNTHIA MAK AW15

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Finally we met at somerset house’s designer showroom during last London fashion week aw15. “Hello!” with shy face was our first time to see face to face. She absolutely showed her gorgeous new collections with adorable smile and welcoming. We have contacted each other for a year. When I came across her stunning lookbook, I did not hesitate to contact to her and make a feature of ‘cynthia mak‘.  In this AW15 collection, the strong red knot and printed jumpers caught my eyes.

Alexander Wang For H&M Collection

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From 10:00 a.m. today, this amazing collaboration is available to shop online! You can stock up on all of Alexander Wang For H&M‘s WANG-emblazoned sweatshirts and dresses, mesh-paneled leggings, bags and etc. The line’s full range of clothes and accessories are finally here. It is absolutely cool, sporty, and especially never-before-seen designs as much as we imagine.

I was there late a little, but all shop, Regent and Oxford street in Central London, was full of customers who had been looking for ages. Oh Well, let your body do the shopping.

Cynthia Mak

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Cynthia Mak was first exposed to arts through her studies in graphics design. She then attended the Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (CSM) to further pursue her interests. There, she was immersed in a sea of young, talented fashion students whose strong passion and skills inspired her to begin her new journey in fashion.

Beginning afresh in a new field, she devoted her life in learning about fashion and constructing garments. With her enthusiasm and endless hours of work, she graduated from CSM with distinction. Her strong final collection also garnered her the praise of Italian Vogue by naming her as a designer to watch out for and including her in their list of “New Talents”.

After working in Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Preen by Thornton and Roksanda Illincic, she returned to her hometown, Hong Kong, and worked in I.T. and Lane Crawford, two large scale luxury fashion retailers. However, her ambition remains in the line of fashion design and consequently started her first collection in 2014. The brand takes from her roots and combines both graphics and fashion together to bring boldness and modernity to her first collection.

Her spring/summer 15 lookbook popped up in my inbox today.
Thankfully,  she invitated us to her gorgeous collection ,will be showing in both London and Paris Fashion Week. We can’t wait . !

Paris fashion week S/S 2015

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The party was finally over, it came a load of looks to see both on and off the catwalk. Enjoy moments our French street photographer Hallyson Sayarath has captured  from the streets of paris. It was like a scene from a movie.

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Justin Chew

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Justin Chew

Drawing inspiration from the 90’s hip hop culture and the American football scene, Justin Chew’s F/W 2014 collection “The Evolvement” is based on the concept of reconstructing the 90’s hop hop fashion items. With this inspiration, Justin Chew has also collaborated with Edmund Yew (NESTWO), a local graffiti artist to bring graffiti into the printed garments.
Justin chew is a Malaysian Designer who began his career in fashion during the first year of attending Raffles College of Higher Education, Kuala Lumpur. In 2010, he showcased his first collection at MIFA 2010. A collection heavily inspired by the concept of bondage and boundaries. 2011 he emerged as a finalist in “MIFA 2011 Kronenbourg Who’s Next” with an expansion of his graduation collection, based upon the concept of human body.  Upon gaining further experience, 2013 Justin Chew Basic Label has been launched along with his new start up store, THISAPPEAR. Justin Chew first ready-to-wear collection Fall/Winter 2014 under his main label has be launched at the recent Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2014.

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First of all, could you tell us about yourself and your brand ?
If I were to describe myself, I’ll call myself a silent designer.Silent is my personality. I refrain from explaining who I am and what I am doing as silence is more eloquent than words. My view and thoughts are mainly conveyed through my designs and drawings in my brand.

Lots of students who want to be a designer often worry about how to begin their first steps in the fashion field. What were the first steps you took in the world of fashion?
The first step was definitely identifying which direction I am heading towards and what I would envision for my brand.

What has been happening in your career? in Malaysia or internationally ?
Currently I’ve only started my career in Malaysia. My main line Justin Chew along with my basic line which are both stock in “Thisappear” a shop I founded with another designer.

I saw your this fashion week collection , it was absolutely brilliant !  How was it for yourself? satisried or not??
Yes definitely. I am really satisfied with this collection. This debut collection was what I have always been preparing for. Being able to finally debut my own label and showing who I really am along with the direction I am heading for after all the hard work placed into it. It is also really exciting for me to have finally begin what I’ve always wanted and I am so looking forward to the future.

Actually, most of all fashion lovers do not know about klfw  .. what do you think of it ?
I think it’s a really good platform for young designers to showcase their collection to an audience. It allows and open up new opportunity for any new designers who are interested in releasing their own collection to showcase in a proper environment similiar to other international fashion week. The experience I obtained from preparation, backstage to the actual runway is really valuable.

What’s the inspiration behind your current / upcoming Collection?
My current collection “The Evolvement” was based on reconstructing the 90s hip hop items. A mixture of sporty clean cut to printed graffiti. For my upcoming collection, I will still follow up with clean cuts along with prints. However I would to incorporate more sports wear element into it.

Where do you find your inspiration?
A lot of my inspirations are from the music I listen to. However, I also get inspirations from photos I come across and those that I capture with my phone throughout my daily life.

Where do you see your career going next ?
I would hope stabilized my brand and then expand into other countries and to participate in trade shows.

One thing I love about fashion is that there is still a capacity for amazing surprises! Do you feel the same way about what you do?
Definitely. In fashion, it’s all about expressing yourself. A similiar concept used by two different person will always result in different outcomes. It’s all about who we are and incorporating it into fashion. Everybody is different in their own ways, which makes fashion filled with surprises.

As you know, 12:30 magazine is focused on discovering new faces, especially designers and artists.Do you feel there is significant interest for young designers, especially unknown globally yet, at this moment in time?
Yes, as being discovered would give young designers who are yet to be known globally a chance for them to be exposed to a wider market and for their work to be recognised globally.

Could you tell me about your designer friends and do you have any designers to recommend?
I would say that the fashion scene in Malaysia is growing rapidly with many new emerging designer. One designer friend that I would highly recommend is Joe Chia, the partner of my fashion store “Thisappear” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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JARRET F/W 2014 Backstage

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JARRET F/W 2014 Backstage

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JARRET is a compound word of ‘impact’ and ‘retern’. The combination of storing, perfect and tender, delicate image of women that mixed with the meaning of JARRET to become a realistic story teller. We launched a new brand calld ‘JARRET’ that focused on tailoring and expressed both on-duty and off-duty life. As showing products that realize wearing T.O.P. fitted concept of brand and life style, they delivery brand image and new message (by expressing it as a story.)

www.jarret.kr

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