Porcelain is a fashion showcase featuring garments made by LASALLE’s Year 2 BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles students, directed and styled by experienced stylists, Joseph Koh and Ryan Lee. Catch fashion models showcsing the garments as they take the centre stage at ARTWALK’s Opening Night and Block Party.
In an era marked by rapid technological progress, the very essence of heritage is teetering on the brink of obscurity. The appellation of this fashion showcase eloquently underscores the fragility of our heritage’s preservation in today’s digital dominated landscape. Porcelain, borne out of the ingenuity of youths, emerges as an intervention – an attempt to breathe new life into heritage by redefining its significance.
Stylist Ryan Lee interweaves the thematic elements of myth and rituals from the garments with modern subcultures like grunge and punk, reintroducing heritage with a contemporary twist, seamlessly fusing the past and present. The clinical visual elements evident in the styling and photographic compositions by Joseph Koh imparts a sense of healing and mending, suggesting an urgent need to ‘save heritage.’ As heritage stands at the crossroads of digital evolution, Porcelain emerges as a testament to how culture can remain resilient and adaptable in the face of technological flux.