First Class Honours in Bachelor of Fashion Design (Honours)
Bachelor of Fashion Design (Honours)
Chen Lek Yee
Major Project: Falling into a Dream
‘Falling into a Dream’ is an autumn/ winter womenswear collection for 2020. With the beginning of the inspiration, lucid dream, the designer attempt to create a collection with full of fantasy and feminine elements. It is a collection with 8 outfits and matching accessories. ‘Falling into a Dream’ is narrating a sweet and romantic love story for every girl that they had dreamt before. As the way to increase an object’s value, the collection had shown the designer’s effort with the delicate workmanship and the distinct design for every piece of garment from the collection.
A society topic called beauty demand in society. Society has not only changed the way we look at the world but the way that we look at ourselves. We live in a society driven by advertisements and media. The perception of beauty has been distorted by the media and it is only going to get worse and the notion of beauty in today’s society has been misconstrued.
The message of this collection is to telling people no necessary to hide something that makes you inferiority and be yourself. A person original look is related to human DNA. When a person is born, the person has his own DNA and his own appearance.
“Bathophobia” is derived from the Greek “batho” (depth) and “phobos” (fear). Therefore, the silhouette is inspired by traditional Greek clothing. Generally, the ancient Greeks wore simple garments that draped over their bodies with the simple outfits made from one-piece dress without armhole.
It inspired me to create a simple and clean silhouette concept with a ruching element on it. The outfit is designed without the armhole or the sleeves and it sews together to restrict the movement of the arm to emphasise the feeling of trapped or difficult to move. Furthermore, in order to develop a modif of the creatures, a lot of methods had been used such as cut and paste, enlarge the image and test on the garments.