The Clothes are Alive! Fashion is Dead!

Singapore Management University’s Arts Festival 2009 (Re|Present), they held a fashion show ‘The Clothes are Alive! Fashion is Dead!‘.

An exploration of the effect of time on clothing, the show featured 12 pieces by designers from LASALLE, NTU ADM, Temasek Polytechnic and SMU.


Some models, designers and artistic director, Lionel Roudaut.


Right: Angular Poncho/Dress made of tissue with acrylic blockouts and colour dye. (the dye will slowly seep onto the tissue, staining the fabric)

Left: Romantic cocktail dress with rose detailing. Stem belt and stem necklace.


Each designer had a unique interpretation the concept. Some pieces had perishables like vines, cabbage and roses.


Others incorporated materials and objects that wear away.


Other than the fashion show, the 12 pieces will be displayed along the SMU Concourse for all to bear witness to its inevitable change as time goes by. My only hope if that the perishables do not stink up the place too much!


I did not manage to capture all the pieces. (sorry!)

I was backstage helping out (as the powerpoint clicker!! such an important job, i know) But anyway. the dress code for crew was funky black.


Top: Zambesi Sequin Tank

Bottons: Tina Borg, with knee detailing

Bolero: Zouk flea ($9!)

Shoes: Charles & Keith (my feet hurt after being in them for 11hours)

All in all, the show was very well received. And I promise to update and document the changes to the pieces (:  So stay tuned!


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