The advent of obsolescence in mass-produced garments has decimated the material culture of meaning and value that affects our relationship with clothing. Homeland seeks to enkindle love and meaning into dress that supports the symbiotic relationship between people, clothing and environmental heritage.
The collection is a poetic nod to nature and heritage landscapes curated from those who came before us in the golden age of 14th century Singapore, Fort Canning Hill. It reconfigures meaningful notions of material culture and transient feelings experienced commonly in our homeland into materiality, textures and silhouettes of historical architectures and plants that are native to Singapore and Asia.
By exploring the intersections of zero-waste pattern-making practices, it uses complex geometric shapes which are interlocked together to create a less-waste silhouette and leftovers as accessories or garment components.