5 years ago, Whee Boon woke up in the hospital to a new reality – a life with all four of his limbs amputated. Whee Boon had never worn a suit before and was looking forward to receiving an award at the end of the year. A suit that met his needs would be just what he needed for the next chapter of his journey.
Adaptable, our latest collection, didn’t start with anything lofty like a designer’s vision. It began with our weekly practice of adapting to the people we meet. This collection is our love letter to the unyielding spirit of the clients we have met on our journey so far.
Kombucha fabric? Adaptive apparel? "This project is a make or break, are you sure you want to pursue it?" was one of the recurring feedback Elisa received when she proposed the idea as a student. Read about the first sparks of Will & Well!
Clothing in shades of pink and purple with lace trims are staples of Vivian's wardrobe, likely influenced by her love for Barbie. While many of these clothes are pretty, there is but one problem – more often than not, Vivian is not able to wear them.
Paris had been living in France for years and made frequent trips back to Singapore. The reason for crossing the skies was to take on the role of a caregiver for her ageing mother. She saw the workshop as a chance to pick up a new skill set, to create a personal holder for the water bottle that she always carries with her.
We first met Chrislyn in October last year. Well, we met Chrislyn, her mother and grandmother while Chrislyn met Elisa, the Gachapon machine behind her, and every colourful nook and cranny in the room that caught her attention.
"You like the smell of toilet, is it?" people would ask Melody, our co-designer for our recent capsule collection: Leave UV. To produce the UV collection, we had to move the working table into the toilet as it was the most convenient place to work on the prints and wash the silkscreens.
“I want pants with Pikachu at the crotch area,” was what Kay Choong (KC) said at our first meeting. Elisa was still a student at LASALLE and held focus group sessions at the Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore (MDAS) as part of her research. KC was a participant and one whose humour left a deep impression.