Common Thread

By LASALLE College of the Arts, BA(Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles students
Date & Time
Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street
Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street


Thu 12 Jan – Sat 28 Jan 2023,
(Mon to Sat, 12:00pm – 7:00pm | Closed on Sundays and public holidays)


Common Thread surveys the works of fashion designers and the journey taken to develop their works. The works featured in this exhibition draw from the designers’ cultural roots — all while pushing the boundaries of the traditional. As a result, the works also act as a reflection of the designers’ personal relationship with their cultural backgrounds.

Rather than following the format of a traditional fashion show, this exhibition focuses on showcasing the creative process of students, placing importance and priority on the oft-forgotten behind-the-scenes development of each work. Through allowing viewers to peek behind the curtain, the students hope to develop an appreciation of textiles and a deeper understanding of fashion’s connections with culture. The exhibition invites the audiences to consider that culture is never lost, instead it grows and evolves.


LASALLE College of the Arts offers 30 diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in fine arts, design communication, interior design, product design, film, animation, fashion, dance, music, theatre, arts management, arts pedagogy and practice, arts and cultural leadership, art therapy, Asian art histories and creative writing.

Founded in 1984 by the late De La Salle Brother Joseph McNally – a visionary artist and educator – LASALLE is a non-profit private educational institution, with degree programmes validated by Goldsmiths, University of London. LASALLE is part of the new University of the Arts Singapore which will open its doors for its first degree intake in 2024.

The BA(Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles programme focuses on the design and construction of the fashion garment, addressing physical, aesthetic, social, cultural and environmental issues within a contemporary fashion context. Using a mix of traditional and contemporary approaches, together with a strong understanding of theory, students learn how to translate ideas from paper to the final object.