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Category: graduate collection

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.

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source | tze goh

EDITORIAL: Birds of a Feather


This newest editorial from Jesse Craig and styled by Elle Buggie was of interest to me because, well mainly because of the amazing clothes done by Golan Frydman, and the interesting photography. At some parts the pictures are clear and at others we see movement, much like in a picture of a hummingbird. Maybe I’m crazy but it’s my blog and I’m allowed to be a little crazy right? All of the pieces are from Frydman’s graduate collection, and I think it’s a pretty well executed collection. See Craig’s opinion after the break.

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For this series I was approached by designer Golan Frydman and stylist Elle Bugge about shooting Golan’s graduate collection. They had seen my photos of Kathleen Burbridge and thought it would be a good match. What got me on board was his impressive quality of craftsmanship and level of creative vision – all the lacework on the floor-length gown with the slit was hand painted with latex! For the models I cast Charlotte Benson and Kristine Drinke from Elite London because I got the sense that they both had the stoic intensity to carry the pieces.