Research & Prototype Menswear Collection

Traditional Textiles in a Modern Context

During my collaborative learning experiences across Southeast Asia, I collected fabrics and samples, and designed prototypes. I started with the fabric — bought in the markets of Hanoi, Mumbai, Bangkok — and drew up rough sketches for silhouettes. I then collaborated with multiple tailors to realize the idea. In one prototype, I worked with artisans of a women's cooperative in Sakon Nakon Thailand to specially design the woven pattern and indigo dye. These clothes represent playful experiments; an exploration into the act of making and co-creating with traditional techniques.