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,...
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,...