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The collection started with an exploration of basic clothing pattern as a reference point. These patterns are reinvented by different construction method such as eliminating the side seams adding minimalist drape and cut thus allowing the fabric to drape around the 3 dimensional body. The finished product invokes a sense of familiarity but has unusually simple cutting techniques and construction. Using unostentatious details, hand-worked applique, hand-dyed and hand-woven textile, the collection aim to contradict the ever fast changing fashion trend and produce timeless designs with a twist. An emphasis on garment construction and hand-worked element resonates the brand's ethos of recognizing the value of creation.
About the Designer
Nelly is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. She studied at Lasalle College of the Arts Singapore and graduated in 2010. Her collections are produced in Indonesia.
Nelly liu is a semi-couture label based in Jakarta selling ready-to-wear and limited edition item with hand-made details. Pre-order/ custom order available for elaborate pieces. The designer focus on the central theme of beauty which is translated into multiple sub-themes in the collection. For S/S 13 Lilith, the designer takes inspiration from the dark moon which is the second elusive moon which exist in between the earth and the sun. Taking both elements of the moon (yin/ feminine) and the sun (yang/ masculine). The designer mixes masculine elements of clothing into womenswear to achieve a balance look- one which is neither masculine nor too feminine. This idea is translated into the use of suits, dark colours & harsh lines which are contrasted with embellishment/ beads, fluid drape & muted pink and cream. Embellishment took references from images of the planets & galaxy (masculine attributes), which is then reworked with a combination of tulle and beads to look like flowers (feminine). The ambiguity of the final effect of the embellishment illustrate beauty in the balance between the two opposite energies.
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