The next NEXT in Fashion
Since its launch in 2010, PARCO next NEXT has been essential in spotting the up-and-coming talents in our island’s vast and varied fashion scene. Don’t mistake youth as inexperience; the designers truly hold their own on national and regional platforms. This Saturday, eight young designers will blow the roof off the Audi Fashion Festival runway, in a display of innovation and ingenuity.
Here at Zouk, we’ve got our eyes peeled for 20:TWOTHREE and EPISENE, two of the eight who will be showcased on the 19th. If you’ve met the Zouk team, you’d be aware of our collective love for everything monochromatic.
20:TWOTHREE’s careful detailing and use of our favourite colour through the collection is impressive and truly ballsy. EPISENE, on the other hand, manages to fuse structure and fluidity in an avant-garde way that somehow results in an androgynous yet feminine collection.
Show is on 19 May, and we are looking to give away 10 x pairs of invites to the first 10 who RSVP via email to email@example.com with the subject “Take me to the next NEXT!” by Thursday 17 May 2012.
ABOUT THE DESIGNERS
Cousins Genevieve and Jamie Goh present 20:TWOTHREE, an androgynous fashion label for both men and women that they have developed with a cheeky disregard for taught rules.
Clarity in Blindness is a collection that plays on visual obstruction and obscurity through the clever use of all-black fabrics in various textures and density, peppered with flashes of neon. Repeated layering and soft draping is prevalent in this collection, serving to break shape and form while appearing both haunting and youthful. Central to the inspiration for this collection is a vintage pair of octagon-shaped glasses.
Behind Episene is designer Lee Yun Ting, who draws influence from art, history and philosophy to bring elements of the past and present together. A firm advocate of individualism and expression, Lee designs pieces that are strong, bold and compelling.
Inspired by Marcel Proust’s novel “In Search of Lost Time”, this androgynous womenswear collection plays on the idea of involuntary memories that merge the past and present. The pieces combine draping with strong tailoring to juxtapose older memories against the greater clarity of the present, in a monochromatic colour palette.