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his sea­son, I wanted to ex­plore the mod­ern-day Vic­to­rian,” says Khoon Hooi, whose lat­est col­lec­tion cel­e­brates the strong and in­de­pen­dent fe­male char­ac­ter. “She em­braces the un­ex­pected, and throws all stereo­typ­i­cal nu­ances out the win­dow.” Think ex­ag­ger­ated and vo­lu­mi­nous sil­hou­ettes in lieu of fig­ure­hug­ging dresses, while mid-length py­jama suits bring a new sense of se­duc­tion to the bed­room. The Khoon Hooi woman this sea­son is the new def­i­ni­tion of sexy, with the idea of strength at the very core of this col­lec­tion. Nonethe­less, fem­i­nin­ity is re­called through soft roses on rich satins and vel­vets, bring­ing to mind a lav­ish Gar­den of Eden. Gold metal roses adorned with beads and pearls bring about a hint of ro­mance, only to be jux­ta­posed by mas­cu­line tweed tai­lor­ing. “She is her own man,” as the de­signer says. “And she lies on her own king-sized bed.”

Khoon Hooi Au­tumn/Win­ter ’16 mood board

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