SINGAPORE – Vogue and artwork have all the time been intently intertwined, and a brand new home-grown collaboration is bringing that relationship to the fore.
The Textile and Vogue Federation (TaFF) Singapore and The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) have partnered to current The Museum Assortment, a first-of-its-kind collaborative retail initiative that includes home-grown and Singapore-based designers.
Designers shall be given entry to ACM’s assortment – to develop unique items impressed by these treasured artefacts – in addition to curators and trade specialists.
The ultimate collections shall be offered completely at multi-label retailer Design Orchard.
The collaborative alternative was open to TaFF members, who despatched in design proposals for his or her capsule collections impressed by conversations with and visits to ACM, says Mr Leonard Augustine Choo, TaFF’s director of trade improvement and engagement.
Obtainable to buy in-store, the primary iteration spotlights jewelry, with collections from 5 Singapore-based jewelry designers – Boheme SG, BP de Silva Jewellers, Marilyn Tan Jewellery, Pearly Lustre and State Property.
For her capsule, French designer Veronique Machharam of Boheme SG drew from Peranakan bridal jewelry and Chinese language dragon motifs seen within the museum.
Titled Xanadu, the gathering ($80 to $980) pays homage to the traditional metropolis of Shangdu – positioned in present-day Zhenglan Banner, Inside Mongolia – and its famed, considerably romanticised legends of emperors and dragons.
Heritage model BP de Silva Jewellers, based in 1872, affords a nod to its personal legacy with the Moonlight Assortment ($2,800 to $3,200) – a up to date tackle signet rings, which had been historically engraved with the wearer’s household crest, set with a Blue Sheen Moonstone.
Singaporean designer Marilyn Tan, who has an eponymous label, took inspiration from early Twentieth-century jewelry stencils within the museum’s assortment. She turned these work-in-progress instruments into wearable, standalone artistic endeavors – by making them bigger, and in 925 silver and gold vermeil with matte and polished finishes.
There are necklaces, earrings and rings ($660 to $1,490). Necklaces are strung on leather-based cords to intensify the timeless shapes of the pendants.
Pearl speciality label Pearly Lustre’s 9 items ($88 to $288) – together with earrings, necklace, and bracelets – are impressed by vintage jewelry items from Asia, and given a contemporary spin with pearls.
Founders Caroline and Wilson Tan began the model to make pearls – as soon as the protect of royalty, the rich or elder girls – a extra inclusive gem that isn’t restricted by age and sophistication.
Lastly, superb jewelry label State Property’s capsule is impressed by the divergent levels of life and loss of life in two distinct teams of South-east Asian jewelry artefacts.
Husband-and-wife founders Afzal Imran and Lin Ruiyin had been drawn to historic jewelry that signifies life (adorned with engravings of flowers and leaves to symbolise fertility and vitality), and those who mark loss of life (mourning jewelry of the previous used pearls instead of diamonds as an indication of respect). These resonated with their experiences of superb jewelry as being intimately intertwined with the levels of 1’s life.
Of their capsule ($1,900 to $2,980), there are two signet rings with intricate floral carvings, whereas a pair of earrings within the model’s signature silhouette will get a twist with Akoya pearls as a substitute of diamonds.
The centrepiece – the double-faced George Mutiara Pendant – options floral carvings on one facet and pearls on the opposite.
On the collaboration, Mr Kennie Ting, director of ACM and Peranakan Museum, says: “ACM needs to be a part of the bigger native trend and artistic neighborhood and ecosystem. We hope that our assortment could also be used as a useful resource for designers right here, and that our wealthy pan-Asian, cross-cultural heritage could also be the start line for brand spanking new explorations of what Singapore trend and design might be.
“I hope the brand new jewelry collections promote nicely as this is able to encourage extra designers to think about using the museum and our collections as inspiration.”
The collections can be found until Dec 31 at Design Orchard Retail Retailer, 250 Orchard Street.