DAWN’S PATCHES

CLEO (Singapore) - - ADULTING -

It started off re­ally in­no­cently: some­one gave me a patch at a de­sign con­ven­tion, and I re­alised I was still think­ing about it af­ter a week. It got me in­ter­ested in putting a modern spin on ’80s-style cloth­ing patches. I find them ev­ery­where, from street cul­ture to weird phrases. I in­cor­po­rate a lot of my sense of hu­mour into the de­signs and of­ten take into con­sid­er­a­tion feed­back and sug­ges­tions from fans. Mak­ing a good patch re­quires strate­gic think­ing – I need to think about how it can stand out and the sort of colours to use. We col­lab­o­rated with Ped­der on Scotts ear­lier this year. The de­sign was very in­tri­cate and con­sisted of small squares that al­most drove the [sew­ing] ma­chine crazy! That was def­i­nitely quite a chal­lenge! As for fu­ture plans, I in­tend to con­tinue de­sign­ing more patches to amass a huge col­lec­tion of orig­i­nal de­signs and widen our reach over­seas. I also hope to cre­ate more event-spe­cific mem­o­ra­bilia and even mu­sic fes­ti­val patches!

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