Celest Thoi x Sarakichi
On the third day of Starhill Gallery Fashion Week 2017, Celest Thoi debuted 12 beautiful pieces from her exclusive Newfangled collection, meaning “new and often needlessly novel”. For this collection, Celest Thoi collaborated with Sarakichi, a Japanese label that fuses Tokyo’s traditional dying technique in garment making.
The main idea behind this collaboration is to educate all fashion enthusiasts that the art of Edo Komon, a traditional pattern used to make kimono in Japan can be creatively worn by adapting the traditional art into a ready-to-wear fashion piece, which is not only used for traditional outfits.
Newfangled sees 12 designs which showcases beautifully hand crafted fabric that can be donned casually, incorporating beading techniques while staying true to the art by adding more colors and textures to the designs. In other words, the collection is a creation from Thoi’s childhood days where she used to wears dresses made by her mum, therefore, giving this collection some influences stamping from her younger days where it was all carefree, colorful and most importantly, fun.
When asked more about the collection, Thoi said “It is our first time venturing out from the bridal scene. This Spring/Summer 2017 collection is all about thinking out of the box and playing with colors to make it vibrant and fun with a touch of whimsical as well as having the “girly” feel which connects back to what the brand, Celest Thoi is known for.”
Lastly, experience the work of art by watching behind the scene video by EC Creative, shot at both Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur.