Architecture is often referred to as the third space that exists beyond the human body. Fashion and Art then can be seen as delightful companions to architecture, with clothing creating the second space between fabric and skin while art delves into the human interior. These pieces are part of larger collection of digitally printed artwork on clothing, cut to rectangular freeform shapes. They reflect Lilia’s minimal-maximalist approach to clothes, which is minimum cut, seam and waste, maximum effect in form, feeling and touch.
They propose a subtle and intimate form of design and art activism, where art and fashion combine to ask questions about urban human life: how we interact with each other, how we feel, what impact do we have on the environment and other living beings.
Lilia and Mona met by chance through the Victoria and Albert Museum, where Lilia was exhibiting and Mona was their artist-in-residence. Having grown up in Singapore and honed their creative skills abroad, their work embodies the essence of who they are and what makes them Singaporeans:
“ We are a unique blend of East to West, with a depth of heart that stems from our roots and an eye to the world, embracing its vastness and diversity.”
HEAD SPACE (2009 -2010) by LILIA YIP Digital print by Mona Choo on triple layered silk dress
FALL INTO NATURE (2009) by LILIA YIP Digital print by Mona Choo on silk dress
CONNECTED DISCONNECTED (2010) by LILIA YIP Digital print by Mona Choo on silk dress
The exhibition also featured other works from the diverse creative industries of UK based Singaporeans.
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Uniquely Singapore? a generi-City project is presented by Creative [SIN]ergy and is supported by the Singapore International Foundation (SIF), Contact Singapore, Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Symphony Orchestra.