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I AM DURGA: The Immersive Journey

I AM DURGA: The Immersive Journey

Over two balmy nights in June, eleven separate groups of guests departed on an exotic journey created by Lisa Von Tang, to narrate the story of fierce warrior goddess, Durga...

 

Each group of thirty was intimately carried through an unraveling labyrinthe, enlivened by electric performing artists. The mission was to present Durga --- a supremely powerful Hindu goddess who exists to keep the peace, as a cross-cultural role model for women today....


The Debut of I AM DURGA

The Debut of I AM DURGA

On June 12th and 13th 2018, Lisa Von Tang did a sneak peak reveal of her new collection I AM DURGA, and the experiential concept show that narrated it for VIP guests at private member's club Straits Clan. 

View event coverage by The Peak here.


Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation?

Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation?

Coming up to the launch of our summer collection, I AM DURGA --- inspired by a Hindi Warrior Goddess, a storm of outrage was blowing in from the West over an American girl wearing a qipao to her high school prom.

On one hand, a Chinese American guy commented that she was appropriating his culture, and that she should not have worn this classic Chinese dress simply because she found it beautiful.

On the other side, commentators questioned whether this Chinese American boy only dressed in traditional Chinese clothing himself. It was assumed that he generally wore T-shirts,...


T Magazine: Inspired by Yin and Yang

T Magazine: Inspired by Yin and Yang

The time we had NY Times' Style Magazine, T Singapore, over for tea in our atelier. In love with how writer, Guan Tan, fleshes out the experience.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

With her four-year-old label, Von Tang wanted to strike a balance. A brand that forces itself to progress may not be progressing in the right direction. "I feel that if something is too much like that, you lose the juiciness of connecting with the universe, with people. And you can't create from a good place unless you're connected to [Yin]." 

She sums up her clothes in a phrase,...


L'Officiel: The Warrior Spirit of Lisa Von Tang

L'Officiel: The Warrior Spirit of Lisa Von Tang

Thank you to L'Officiel Singapore for digging into the nitty gritty of what inspires our east-west fusion obsession, and also the empowering message at the heart of our brand. Here is an excerpt of one of the interview questions, but you can read the full article at the link below.

L'OFFICIEL: Female empowerment lies at the heart of your brand. Was this influenced by your journey as a female entrepreneur?

LISA: No, conversely, I think the fact that I am an empowered female led to me being an entrepreneur....