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The many faces of Jonathan Liang With his über-cool, all-black uni­form that con­sists of a black T-shirt paired with black trousers, Jonathan, who de­scribes his aes­thetic as “con­tra­dic­tory and re­bel­lious,” be­gun his jour­ney with a de­gree in fine arts at The One Academy. There­after, he was in search of another form of artis­tic ex­pres­sion, some­thing wherein he could trans­form into a lifestyle el­e­ment. That was the be­gin­ning! “Fash­ion school taught me a lot about tech­niques and the process of cre­at­ing a de­sign. I learned from some of the best lec­tur­ers in our coun­try and I am in­debted to them,” ex­plains Jonathan about his years in Raf­fles Col­lege KL. “Go­ing back to school to study fash­ion molded me to be­come a de­signer that un­der­stood the in­tri­cate busi­ness that goes on be­hind closed doors, from cre­at­ing a brand to man­ag­ing de­signs and more.” His per­cep­tion of the in­dus­try has changed from when he first started out. "The Devil Wears Prada was a big lie be­cause the fash­ion in­dus­try re­ally isn't that dra­matic and self-ab­sorbed. And no­body wears heels ev­ery­day, all day!"

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