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Certainty | Entropy by Aiko Tezuka

I checked out this exhibition over the weekend.

Certainty | Entropy is by Aiko Tezuka, currently exhibited at Hermes, Third Floor, Liat Towers, Singapore.

I really liked how she made use of the mirrors, and made her tapestries look longer, and endless.

As the exhibition was based in Singapore, she took inspiration from our multi-racial heritage. The fabrics that she picked were that from the Peranakan, European, Indian as well as  Japanese heritage. With those fabrics as a base, she combined modern day motifs into a woven tapestry. The gallery sitter showed me these images of the original traditional fabrics, as well as the motifs that Aiko Tezuka used. You can try spotting them in the tapestries.


Part woven and part unravelled.


Very Clear motifs here.

The tapestries were so delicate and beautiful, though a little dark – especially those destructive icons. Sometimes I was not sure if i was to feel comforted with the blending of traditional and new. I did sense an underlying message of how modern day actions may one day erase heritage and culture, and we needed to do our part to help preserve that.

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THE LASALLE SHOW 2012

some pics from my grad show…
so the president of my school let off these balloons, to represent us graduands who will be soaring high and seeking new heights now that we have graduated. funny how some of them got stuck at the roof…haha but i must say, it was a pretty high moment. 😉

entrance to the BA Design Grad Show at Lasalle College of the Arts.
this was my little booth. Me with my biscuit tins, plushies, portfolio and swatch book 😉
I wrapped those tins with hand printed fabric, and also made the plushies inside. they are supposed to be giant sweets and snacks from my childhood.

Cover of my portfolio.

fooling around with my tins..

My mom, my cousin and her twins.

wooooooo with emily our lecturer.

yay proper class photo! Class of BA(Hons) Fashion Textiles 2012 – L to r : weifang, me, lila, yoseffin, kanes, belinda and edward


xx

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enter the dragon.

I guess I’ve really been too busy with my final projects and external projects to update this lovely space.
I really do have a lot to share though, so now that I’m a little less busy, I’m gonna try to recap my last few months. haha. bear with me.

There was this Jeans customization competition in April. One of my fellow school mates Josiah, who’s a fashion design major asked if I would be interested to take part with him. I said yes and then that’s when the fun began! Thought I’d post some process photos to show you how we did our customization. Oh, Jo just won the Triumph Singapore Competition. He’s featured in the latest NYLON SG magazine, so do check it out 😉

The theme was Fashion Upclose. Both of us are Singaporeans, so we decided to interpret it as detailed information about our country. We are greatly inspired by nostalgia and our childhood memories in Singapore. I actually did some new designs for this and later used it for my swatch book. I created prints using motifs of rice dumplings, iced gem sweets, peng kueh, and animal playgrounds.

We chose to use bleaching and silkscreen, plus some applique and studding. the Punk elements infused in the jeans were really there more as an expression of the punk spirit — fighting for what we believe in: Singaporean design; rebelling against those who think that Singaporean Design isn’t gonna make it.
Below is my Animal Pla(y)net design on my screen, under yellow light. this was right after exposure, when we had to wash out the loose emulsion and let the design appear. this is one of my favourite moments in screen printing, cos that’s when the design appears, and you either feel happy or sad ( if the design doesn’t show up due to some weird reason). another set of emotions also arise when you start printing. haha


that’s me preparing to print on the other side of the jeans front. this side has the edibles: iced gem biscuits, peng kueh and rice dumplings.

we had to print on both sides. the back featured playgrounds. Above: the back of jeans already silkscreen with a placement of un-Appliqued dragon heads.

Here’s Jo doing an awesome job spray bleaching our entire pair of jeans. we wanted a soft wash of bleach, almost like ombre dip dye, except with bleach. anyways, if anyone intends to do bleaching, pls rem to wear a protective layer, lest you bleach your own lovely clothes. and do rem to wash your bleached item so that it stops bleaching. haha. some pple add vinegar to stop the process as well.

Our bleached + silkscreened jeans drying…slowly…

the dragon heads stuffed. i actually painted on the white pleather to get that coral colour.
so these would go on the back pockets of the jeans. love them squishy things haha.

Pics below are by Suntec City Mall. from the event itself. We won Second Runner up so woohoo!

Tomas modelling our jeans. Front

Back.

From Left: Ist runner up, Winner, and us: Second Runner Ups. woot. the winner is also from LASALLE. yay.

Oh! we customised our own jeans as well haha.

Hightlight of the night: Nat Ho was one of the judges and he said he really liked our jeans! Thanks Nat! and all our supporters!

All three pairs of jeans are now being exhibited in Suntec City Mall. need to find out where.. hmm
ok I guess I’m done talking about jeans. Next post… maybe it’ll be about my final project or my Transmission Project. hoho.
nites.

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The Manipulators Exhibition


My class’s first independent Fashion Textiles exhibition in Project Space, Lasalle College of the Arts.
Opening is on Mon 12th April fr 6pm.
Exhibition is on till April 18th.

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