Prints, prints, prints! Cassey Gan’s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection is titled “pixelated”. As colourful vivid brushstrokes take the form of a pattern heavy collection, it’s a print-lover’s wonderland! Traditional pattern and original print designs crossover and fuse together in the collection.
It is not easy to achieve a nice print on thick(er) fabrics, the Malaysian designer shows us their printing techniques are mature enough to achieve that, beside thick fabric, the designer also used lightweight fabric and reflective fabric in their collection. Orange, blue, lemon, red and blue, the colour choice is exciting and the original designed prints are mostly in a repeated pattern formula. These are styled with traditional check or Houndstooth patterned garments on top or underneath.
The designer chose not to follow formed shapes, they used non-form fitting garments that reveal new layers of their evocative work, it is not slim fit, it’s loose fitted.
The overall design was inspired by the horribly fast pace of fashion industry and the inevitable changes rooted in the digital age. The designer harnesses their frustrations at the speed at which designer must now work in a really quick and interconnected collection. Even designers who are not working in a “Fast-fashion” house now have to follow the impossible speed to create and produce their textiles and silhouettes, it is hurting their creativity. In a way, the collection is to “seek joy amidst sorrow”.
In short, the collection has great inspirations with nice prints and creative silhouettes, whilst the story behind the collection speaks most creative’s and designer’s minds.