SINGAPORE - Harvey Norman, Lasalle College of the Arts and textile wholesaler Warwick are collaborating to hold a fashion show that hopes to send a message that home furnishing can be fashionable.
15 students from Lasalle's BA(Hons) Fashion Design & Textiles programme have the challenge of creating avant-garde fashion pieces based on various Warwick fabrics. While designers can let their creativity run wild, the designs have to be appealing, yet wearable by professional models on the runway.
"This innovative collaboration with Lasalle and Warwick aims to send home the message that home furnishing can be fashionable, and it does not cost you an arm and leg to achieve that fashion runway-look for your home," says Mr Angelo Augustus, Managing Director of Harvey Norman Singapore.
Nur Hidayah, Dean of Lasalle's Faculty of Design said: "The modern designer must learn to think out of the box and adapt to different contexts. Through this project, our students have the perfect opportunity to apply their skills in a way that will challenge them and encourage them to grow as designers."
Lasalle student Ng May Ee shares that she was inspired by the graphic lines on the Bondi fabric, which reminded her of ancient Chinese coins. "Merging Chinese influences and the Bondi beach theme, this collection is my take on beach cocktail attire with oriental-inspired silhouettes," she said.
Other students have drawn inspiration from the colours of the fabrics to present a contemporary spin on Native American traditional dresses.
The fashion show will take place on Saturday, Nov 29, 2014, at Harvey Norman Millenia Walk Superstore, Furniture & Bedding Department. Visit www.harveynorman.com.sg/fashion for more information on timings of the fashion show.