Wednesday, October 28, 2009
A week later and the cloud of chaos is just beginning to settle down. What a few weeks it was with late nights in the studio, worries of the collection arriving on time in the correct fabric and color, long email chains back and forth with all the people involved, the phone ringing off the hook and a great build of up adrenaline…
It always amazes me at how fast it is over and now to reviewing the new collection and seeing where and how we can take it to new heights.
For more images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8600243@N02/4051935887/in/set-72157622680842662/
Blue and White – Changing hands (A/W09)
“..a pot in order to be good should be a genuine expression of life. It implies sincerity on the part of the potter and truth in the conception and execution of the work” Bernard Leach
There are two main themes of the collection - re-cycling meddled along with tradition. I draw two topics worlds apart and fuse them together. Usually in the making and buying process (of collections) there is up to 30 percent wastage and instead of throwing this away I decided that this should be re-molded and turned into something beautiful and wearable. We are such a wasteful society and it is important for everyone to start to do their bit to change people’s attitude and thinking.
The new print and general feel of the collection comes from the famous Blue and While Porcelain. Fashion and this fine art of ceramics are alike in that they adapt and integrate ideas from other disciplines molding into a new form. The passing down of family porcelain, it is this traditional aspect that interests me. It is all about a families legacy, and most families have something they pass down whether it be a scarf, ring etc in my family there has been a feud for a long time about who my grand father’s tea set belongs to – this all fits in well with the idea of re-using as generation upon generation pass down this very treasured item, almost admired as it is “old" but “new” at the same time. My inspiration is derived from my intricate Asian roots which I elegantly blend with the simple, classic and bold shapes of the 1980’s western world.
Oh Oh and the new website is up and running…so please do check it out:
www.kanchancouture.com (designed and creative by uforepublic)
This is what I really love about the fashion world it never stops….what we got brewing next is the question?
Thursday, October 15, 2009
In the last week or so I have been waking up with a feeling of butterflies in my stomach, it is a cross between excitement, nervousness and just plain exhaustion as the day to the show gets closer. It’s a crazy world wind of coordinating the arrival and feedback of samples for the new collection, casting models, planning the show and event logistics etc.
All this would have not been possible without the great people in my life. So I just want to say a BIG thank you to them all. Holger and Jane from uforepublic (www.uforepublic.com) for the amazing job they have done on the re-branding and unconditional hours of work. Danni from Guanxi for organizing the event, Tatler Magazine, Sarah from Sweet Secrets from the yummy cupcakes, Paul Gerrard for the time and energy in planning the hair and make-up for the show, PLAY for the venue and Sashay for the hats to go with the collection.
Last but not least Sharon for all the late nights, hard work, love and laughter…and off course my uber supporting family and lovely friends.
Hope to see you all at the show, please do RSVP.
For more details : http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AWhHYY9U4gHkZGN0a3R2M3pfMTZnbXRwbWZkeg&hl=en
Co-Hosted by Hong Kong Tatler Couture Magazine, Kanchan Couture celebrates 2 years birthday with a visual re-branding by uforepublic, eco fashion show organized by Guanxi Connection at PLAY....bringing you a glamorous night to remember.