SPOTLIGHT: Tze Goh

Label: Tze Goh
Season: Fall 2010

Designing an all white collection is no simple feat. Beyond that, designing an all white Fall collection in an industry where relevancy is key, and presenting it as your graduate presentation at Central Saint Martins( a school that has graduated the likes of John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Giles Deacon, Phoebe Philo, Gareth Pugh, and the most recent winner of the BFC/Vogue Fund, Christopher Kane) could be considered downright daring. This is exactly what Tze Goh chose to do though, and has done so to great success.
Born in Singapore, Goh has studied fashion in Paris, New York, and London. It is not this that piques my interest though. His time in the military(which is where in his boredom he actually turned to fashion) and his study of Japanese architect Tadao Ando prove much more insightful to his designs, than any work at the sewing machine, or in class studying color theory.
Only about to show his 3rd collection, Tze Goh, has already made a name for himself. His designs are unique even in the last days of minimalism because of the sensual architectural shapes created with materials never seen before. Some of the fabrics contain foam, giving the individual pieces the appearance of being molded instead of sewn together.
For his next collection, set to show at London Fashion Week in addition to Paris Fashion Week, Goh says his inspiration includes “japanese simplicity, natural elements, and Porsche cars.” While I may not know what that’s going to morph into, I only have to glance at his past to keep myself fixated Tze Goh’s future.

Fall 2010


Spring 2011


source | tze goh

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