I am so excited to share with you behind-the-scenes of our collaboration with Bruneian designer Farhanna from Naforrer. Finally! Organised by EcoAge, The Commonwealth Fashion Project invited designers to collaborate and produce an evening wear.
To celebrate this wonderful collaboration between two neighbouring countries, we decided to embrace our shared identity-The Modern Malay Woman.
We painted about 3 meters long of neo-florals on silk while Farhanna used wool fleece and songket to be incorporated onto the dress.
We used hot wax and crackled it after it's cooled.
Can you spot the crackle effect?
After we shipped the painted fabric to Brunei, it's time for Farhanna to work on her magic.
Can you spot the Bruneian emblem which we painted by hand and Farhanna enhanced it with embroidered beads.
The top part of the dress made of wool fleece represents women empowerment.
This songket corset which are usually worn by royalties and brides infused a touch of tradition.
We will be posting the campaign video on Monday 19th February, the same day launch at Buckingham Palace! Farhanna will be going there personally. We will keep you posted live!
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