Discover how fashion designers have been playing their part in transforming the fashion industry into a more sustainable one!
What if clothes can grow to fit our body shapes? What if the fabrics that we don can be woven from plastic bottles and agricultural by-products? What if garments and accessories can be made in the retail stores only when we want them?
Join fashion labels GINLEE STUDIO, NOST and Petit Pli in a discourse to see how they have been playing their part in transforming the fashion industry into a more sustainable one.
- Sharing by designers
- Discussion Q&A
About The Speakers
GINLEE Studio was founded in 2011 by designers Gin Lee & Tamir Niv. Coming together as designers from two different disciplines, design is, and always will be, at the core of what they do. In a world where garments are churned out rapidly, their laborious process is deemed as luxury in today’s pace of fast fashion. They take immense pride in creating beautiful, thoughtfully-designed pieces that are mainstays in ones’ wardrobe.
Equipped with Fashion and Industrial design backgrounds, their passion extends towards 3d elements that not only flatter the female form, but make wearable pieces of art. Good design is both aesthetically-pleasing and functional, and they strive to achieve the perfect marriage between both.
NOST is a sustainable lifestyle and loungewear label founded by Felicia Toh. Designed by architects and handcrafted by artisans in Asia, NOST textiles celebrate heritage craftsmanship such as batik, block-printing and handloom weaving. NOST printed textiles are designed from scratch instead of sourced, which enables the brand to specify sustainable raw materials such as organic cotton and tencel, and the use of low-impact dyes such as plant-based and azo-free dyes.
The brand’s vision is to bridge makers to markets, through partnerships that tap on innovation to preserve heritage and resource vulnerable communities.
Petit Pli is a material innovation and Fash-Tech start-up founded by aeronautical engineer Ryan Mario Yasin. Guided by the ethos of circular design, this London-based studio sets out to create more sustainable clothing by eliminating waste every step of the way: from how a garment is made, to the way it is used, as well as after its use.
About The Moderator
Daniel Boey is a Creative Director and television personality who has designed experiences for fashion events worldwide. His extensive portfolio includes work in the fashion capitals for high-profile clients like Vivienne Westwood. Daniel is the creator of The Front Row, Singapore’s Definitive Virtual Fashion Festival and directed the Louis Vuitton Phygital runway show in 2021. He is a Governor on the Board of the Asian Couture Federation and his television credits include three seasons of Asia’s Next Top Model.
In 2015, he wrote “The Book of Daniel: Adventures of a Fashion Insider”, followed by ‘Behind Every *itch is a Back Story” in 2017 and “We Adopted” and “How To Train Your Hooman” in 2019. In 2020, he started a series of children’s books called ‘Furry Tales by Leia”.
Presented by the DesignSingapore Council and supported by the National Design Centre.