Exclusive web series: Inside LASALLE College of the Arts — Episode 1

Kimono Project

Text: Norman Tan

Video: LASALLE College of the Arts

Follow fashion students from LASALLE College of the Arts as they prepare for their year-end exhibition exploring the history, and modern relevance, of traditional kimonos

What exactly goes into creating a fashion exhibition?

In this five-part web series created in collaboration with Singapore's LASALLE College of the Arts, we offer you an exclusive inside glimpse into that exact process as 14 groups of fashion students — pulled from BA(Hons) Fashion Media & Industries and BA(Hons) Fashion Design & Textiles — work together to create contemporary fashion garments and artefacts from original, vintage kimonos.

Entitled 'Kimono In:Tangible', the exhibition moves away from today's fast-paced retail environment and explores fashion in a more sustainable direction. The exhibition questions the value of vintage objects through themes addressing modernisation and transformation, tangible versus intangible, and old versus new. These objects provoke and challenge the viewer to contemplate the space between memory and reality.

Scheduled to open on 27 October at LASALLE College of the Arts, follow these 14 groups of students over the next few weeks (through a new web video posted every Monday) as they plan, prepare, and produce garments for the exhibition.


Click here for all episodes.
Video shot using the Apple iPad Air 2.