ONE MINUTE WITH DR. FOCK EE-LING

A quick catch-up with Dr. Fock Ee-ling from The Miss­ing Piece to learn more about her YTL Ho­tels col­lab and her de­signs

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Can you de­scribe your muse?

“I have al­ways said I would never de­sign some­thing that I wouldn’t want to wear my­self. So, I think The Miss­ing Piece muse is a lot like me. She’s not per­fect, she doesn’t need to have the per­fect body, but she de­serves to be loved and to be told she is beau­ti­ful. She is a dis­cern­ing woman who is com­fort­able in her own skin.”

How did you trans­late The Ma­jes­tic Malacca ho­tel into your col­lec­tion?

“Drawn by the ho­tel’s dis­tinc­tive style, we dreamt up pieces with a rich use of mo­tif and de­tail, in a palette of sooth­ing hues rem­i­nis­cent of Per­anakan art and ar­chi­tec­ture. Many of the colours, the fab­rics and the pat­terns found in my col­lec­tion re­flect or are in­spired by the myr­iad de­tails lov­ingly pre­served in the ho­tel.”

What was the most re­ward­ing part about this part­ner­ship?

“It has to be see­ing the col­lec­tion come to life in the ho­tel that in­spired it! When you are truly in­spired about some­thing, all the pieces seem to fall into place. Some col­lec­tions take a whole year to ma­te­ri­alise, but this col­lec­tion with YTL came to­gether in just three months.”

What was your per­sonal favourite? “One of my favourite pieces in this col­lec­tion is the Kueh Kueh Cheongsam.

This de­sign was fin­ished with a scal­loped col­lar, in­spired by the retro scal­lop-edged nap­kins that ac­com­pany the af­ter­noon tea served at The Ma­jes­tic Malacca.”

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