DESIGNERS

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Ang Hui En

Nationality: Singapore
Country of Residence: Singapore

My name is Ang Hui En and I recently graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Bachelors of Arts (Hons) Fashion in partnership with University of East London. My graduation project was a capsule collection of five outfits based on the theme of child labour during the Industrial Revolution and the parallels of sweatshops in the current fashion industry. In the year 2018, I was the third finalist in Singapore’s Harper’s Bazaar NewGen Fashion Award, a competition aimed to nurture young designers.
My design philosophy is that I believe clothing are meant to tell stories. My inspirations are drawn from the books I read, and thus a narration is formed through my garments. The silhouettes in my designs are often exaggerated and oversized as I believe in comfortability when wearing a garment, and I prefer not to highlight the sensuality of a woman’s body, but rather her intellect.
Androgyny is also a trait in my design, often taking inspiration form menswear and translating details into womenswear or vice versa. Minimalism is a characteristic that have been embedded in my lifestyle and that certainly carries through into my designs, quite akin to Scandinavian designs. I find myself frequently turning to Japan’s fashion scene for inspiration as well.