Cassey Gan once again stuns us with her keen eye for geometric prints, abstract shapes and thought-provoking colours at KLFW.
Series 10 is an amalgamation of Cassey’s memories. From her days spent playing the trumpet in her school’s marching band and as a young school girl with hopeful dreams, the collection combines the military structure aesthetic of marching band uniforms and the charming innocence of pinafores.
A collaborative effort with artist Mark Tan, Cassey incorporated bold monochromatic prints to project a sense of nostalgia. Coupled with early influences from artists Jim Osman, Ted Larsen and Le Corbusier, different textures and layers were used to represent the complexities of the mind.
We caught up with the homegrown fashion designer this week to talk about her collection.
What is your inspiration behind this collection?
It started after a visit to local artist Mark Tan’s solo exhibition “Arrangements”. The exhibition was based around the concept of Memories and that led to the birth of Series 10.
List three words to describe Series 10.
Texture. Asymmetry. Layering.
How long did it take for your to develop this range?
From concept to collection, two and a half months.
Favourite piece from the entire line?
I really can’t single out a favourite at this point. If I really have to though, perhaps the finale dress that is really easy to wear and versatile to style.
Any tips on how to layer or mix and match items in this collection?
We have a lot of ensembles in this collection which can be separated to be paired with basic tops or bottoms if you don’t want to pair them as a set. Also, we love pairing trousers with dresses to give it more of an edge.
Check out some of her looks here:
For more information on Cassey Gan and her creations, visit her website here.