Fashion brand Yaly presented its inspirational Oriental Garden Collection at a fashion show in the central city of Hoi An on November 30. This fashion extravaganza was the result of a successful collaboration between South African designer Casper Bosman and Quynh, Yaly’s owner. Quynh is a Hoi An native who founded Yaly in 1995. She has a natural flair for design and is determined to promote the craft and heritage of traditional Vietnam as well as the modern tailoring and skills on offer to the international market. A short cold shoulder brocade dress, perfect for a special occasion, is presented at a Yaly fashion show in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, November 30, 2019. Photo: Yaly Casper’s career started in 2007 in South Africa. He has made a strong impression on the South African and international fashion industry. His style is described as understated luxury with immaculate attention to detail. A lovely feminine flowy skirt with a … [Read more...] about Oriental Garden Collection: new inspiration from 2019 Yaly fashion show
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Quynh, Casper and their models take a bow after the show. Yaly was proud to present the Oriental Garden Collection on Saturday, November 30, in Hoi An. The fashion extravaganza was the result of a successful collaboration between South African designer Casper Bosman and Quynh, Yaly’s owner. Quynh is a Hoi An native and started Yaly in 1995. She had a natural flair for design and was determined to promote traditional Vietnamese craft and heritage as well as the modern tailoring and other skills available in the town to the international market. Casper’s career started in 2007 in South Africa; He has made a strong impression on the South African and international fashion industry. His style is described as understated luxury with immaculate attention to detail. The design process between Quynh and Casper started in February 2019 when they started discussing colour palettes, styles, fabrics, and current global fashion trends. The pre-collection was launched in July and … [Read more...] about Yaly fashion show: exploring an Afro-Asian collaboration
Illustration by Trịnh Lập By An Phương “Not everyone is an artist, but everyone is a critic.” I reblog this quote or ones with a similar meaning to my personal Tumblr account every time I feel attacked by a random Internet fellow. Unlike Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Tumblr is a social networking platform based on genuine respect, at least in my humble experience. Of course, I’m not here praising Tumblr for being a healthy platform but discussing one of the most relevant topics of today’s society, “criticism culture”. With the introduction of the Internet, followed by “keyboard warriors”, defined as those who behave aggressively online but are too shy to do the same face-to-face, criticism culture seems to be a predictable result. “I’m familiar with the concept of keyboard warrior. In fact, I was once a serious 'warrior' defending my K-pop … [Read more...] about What’s wrong with the internet’s criticism culture?
Featuring 13 Designers from Hong Kong and Abroad ; Showcasing the Possibilities when Craftsmanship is Integrated into Everyday Design HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 11 December 2019 - Design Spectrum, the new design initiative organised by Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) with sponsorship from Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR Government), is showcasing Asian design philosophy in four thematic exhibitions at 7 Mallory Street, a Grade II Historic Building in Wan Chai. As we approach the halfway point of the four-part programme, for the third exhibition, Refined Touch: Crossover Between Design and Craft, different designers and artisans from Hong Kong and abroad have been invited to showcase their creations with origins in both design and craft, encouraging visitors to rethink the relationship between the two. Design Spectrum will also offer a series of workshops where design and … [Read more...] about Hong Kong Design Centre Presents REFINED TOUCH: CROSSOVER BETWEEN DESIGN & CRAFT, Third DESIGN SPECTRUM Exhibition