On display in The Vitrine at NTU CCA Singapore from 7 April – 31 May 2016 are garments which are based on the Samsui headscarf. These works have been created by participants of the Multi-layered Garments workshop conducted by Galina Mihaleva, Assistant Professor at NTU School of Art, Design & Media (ADM) where she teaches technology, art and fashion.
The workshop took place at The Lab in February 2016 in the context of the research project Interrogative Pattern – Text(ile) Weave by Regina (Maria) Möller, Visiting Professor at NTU ADM in collaboration with NTU CCA Singapore. Workshop participants include Elsie Lim, Lucy Jones, Grace Sung, Teh Ting Ting, Felicia Ow and NTU ADM faculty members Michelle Lim, Laura Miotto, Elke Evelin Reinhuber and Ben Alvin Shedd.
In January 2016, Möller also hosted a workshop Material Encounters with fashion designer Dinu Bodiciu exploring the materiality of a fashion artefact which ties in to Möller’s research that addresses materials and patterns of garments, memory, labour and textile production to trace interrelations between the West and Southeast Asia.
Image credits: Courtesy of Regina (Maria) Möller