WAI YANG

NUYOU (Singapore) - - THE EDIT -

What: The namesake label of Raffles Design Institute and London College of Fashion graduate Wai Yang that debuted last year. Trivia: The Myanmar-born and Singapore-based designer trained under the LVMH Prize-nominated designer

Faustine Steinmetz.

Why know it: Her fledging label is making a name as a print specialist among fashion insiders here. Each of her bold patterns is handcrafted, screen-printed, and bears an arty cachet thanks to the inspirations she checks (her past works have referenced the likes of Italian artist Lucio Fontana and the esoteric Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy that sees beauty in imperfections). Her trademark androgynous and oversized

silhouettes bear a distinctively cool London fashion vibe. What to expect: Inspired by an abandoned building in Prague, this outing is an experimental and youthful take on proportions and cuts. For instance, the cuffs of classic white shirts are elongated, while trenchcoats are spliced with oversized pockets. The prints, meanwhile, are an abstract interpretation of unusual materials such as trash

and bubble wrap.

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