ABOUT LVT

lisa von tang  
THE DESIGNER
 

Lisa Von Tang began her brand in 2015, with a line named Chi Chi which focused on her iconic Warrior Bomber Jacket. Her desire was to create a brand dedicated to exploring the rich area where East and West combine, as well as infusing each piece created with the spirit of empowerment. The brand has since grown into Singapore's premiere luxury streetwear brand, well known for its immersive retail experiences.

The brand champions personal power, individual freedom, respect for diverse cultures, and the mission to create a more joyful world. This ethos is central to the LVT tribe termed "Warrior of Love" --- The belief that one must be zen and connected to all, until fortitude is required to protect this peaceful equilibrium.

Born in Canada, Lisa is half Chinese, half German, and has lived in Singapore for the past ten years. Her life experience has always been one of ethnic diversity and cultural fusion, which she believes will become more mainstream as the world continues to interconnect. Lisa holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science, and prior to her brand, worked as a brand strategist at advertising giant, Ogilvy & Mather.

With a grandfather who was a Chinese watercolour painter, the family's artistic tradition was inculcated at a young age. From the age of nine, Lisa was already designing and creating paper patterns; sure that someday she would be dressing the stars. Fast-forward to today, Lisa Von Tang has been worn by some of the world's brightest stars including Cara Delevigne, Mick Jagger, Adriana Lima, and Eve.  

 

THE LATEST COLLECTION: 
I AM DURGA
 

I AM DURGA launched the summer of 2018, inspired by Hindu Warrior Goddess Durga. Lisa began research on the Shakti Goddesses at the beginning of the year, and was particularly taken by Durga and Kali --- two goddesses which were honoured for their violent spilling of blood, in the name of saving the world from darkness. While not religious herself, Lisa was inspired to delve deeper into these complex female archetypes, as potential role models across cultures and generations.

The idea of Durga living with love and being 'one with all' until needing to transform into a warrior queen, is a legend that modern women can draw inspiration from. The duality of warrior and lover, and the necessity of both. Sometimes, love is not the answer; war is.

 

LISA'S POEM: 
I AM DURGA

 

I am pure as a child's smile
Giggling deliriously in my own paradise
Floating by on a lily pad
One with all.  
I am the life source you feel
Pumping through your veins
The stirring of life in a womb
The explosion of stars into
Microscopic particles dancing
Like schools of unruly sparkling fish
Through every cell 
Through every tree and wall 
And skyscraper and mountain top.  
Dive into the source of your laughter
And I am there, glowing white light
Laugh until you are still, 
Until our flames touch and combine.  
Feel me... It is so beautiful 
And yet there are those who forget
Who numb themselves with learned pouts
Over-civilised, over-capitalised 
Post-joy, Post-love, Post-purity, 
Post-life, and yet they wander around
Dolefully renting out their corpses 
For another night
For what?  
Raise your hand against creation
And you raise your hand against 
The fiercest protector the world ever saw
I relish holding your gaze with the
Damning assurance that
I'm more powerful than you are.  
Your addiction to control is baseless
While my conviction to stand in your way is
Grounded deep in the bottom of the ocean
I stand before you with two feet
Warmed by the core of the Earth.  
And yet you will try your luck to pass me
As that is your nature
You've forgotten how to live
And know only how to conquer
You gallop towards a sure death
One linear pathway committed to having more
More of what? At the cost of what?
You fly past paradises on either side
In a tunnel-visioned fury toward my throat
My tongue descends like the entrance to a spaceship
And you charge up the ramp
A tiny madman, with sword overhead.  
I chew you slowly
And then spit you out
Depositing pieces along the way 
Back to my blissful abode
Water illuminated by honeyed 5 o' clock sun
I bask in ecstasy on my shimmering pond
While dead atoms recycle themselves 
Into sweeter compositions.