Calling all shoe and handbags lovers! The much anticipated Yuna x Christy Ng collection was officially launched at the Bukit Bintang City Centre last Saturday. Team Marie Claire dived into the hearts and minds of the creative geniuses behind their timeless collection.
“I love handbags and shoes!” stated the songstress. She added that she had always wanted to design her own pieces. Her dream finally came true, thanks to the strong chemistry between her and leading local handbag and shoe designer Christy Ng. Each has secretly admired the other’s works. When they met, the chemistry was obvious as both were perfectionists at heart. Despite the time differences and distance, they worked day and night to ensure everything would be delivered in a timely manner.
Yuna believes that supporting and promoting local brands and designers is the right thing to do. Despite being based in the US, Yuna has stayed close to her roots. Working with Christy has taught her a lot about understanding women’s styles, and Christy has learned from Yuna as well. “Yuna is one of the most hardworking recording artistes in Malaysia. It is very admirable to see a Malaysian artiste do well internationally,” The admiration each work partner has for the other is clear. Perhaps, there will be a second collaboration to follow.
“I like simplicity, glass and timeless elegance. I don’t believe in trends. Trends, they come and go,” said the songstress. She also highlighted that “This is something my mum taught me: your personal style has to be you and it has to be something that you will wear every day.” The pieces in the collaboration work with all age groups. From college girls to mums, everyone can rock the pieces well. When it came to the shoes, the duo made sure that the designs were specially fitted for Asian women. It is guaranteed that users will feel nothing but comfort.
“Yuna is very passionate about it (the collaboration),” adds Christy. “She gives a very different flavour to the collection.” Stylish and practical are the mainstays of this new, limited-edition collection which consists of a pair of chic mules available in five colours and a saddle bag that comes in seven shades. It can be fashioned in many ways from a classic tote to a functional crossbody. This timeless collection has stolen our hearts and we’re in love! Shop the collection online or walk in any Christy Ng store in Malaysia.