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The Forgotten Garden by Benedict Yu

We had the honour of collaborating on an art & fashion piece with our friend, and artist, Benedict Yu. Having showcased his works internationally, Benedict works mainly between Singapore and Taiwan. This exhibition, The Forgotten Garden, touches largely on how items are much more than merely inanimate objects, they often hold memories and experiences, even if they might seem simple on the surface.  The apparel we created was made using water reactive fabrics, originally used as the flooring for Benedict's theatre production. These fabrics turn black when water is introduced onto them, and slowly evaporate till they are fully white once more.  We believe each person has their own stories to tell, and in this form, each layer flows out...

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Japanese Pop Up Sale

With an exciting august ahead we have come together with other amazing Japanese centric brands to create a Japanese Pop Up Sale in Pearl's Hill Terrace! From our very own restored vintage kimonos, to minimalist designer apparel, and Japanese pottery and kitchenware alongside onsen brewed coffees from COTOB, this fair will be a feast for your eyes!  We look forward to seeing you there! Where: Shoot Yourself Studio 195 Pearl's Hill Terrace, #03-17, Singapore 168976 When: 5th - 7th August, 12th - 14th August 12pm to 7pm

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MAE syne launch

What an amazing weekend it has truly been. From 15th April to 17th April, we launched our new sustainable luxury collection in collaboration with Shoot Yourself self photography studio. Taking over their studio as an appointment only gallery for those who came to experience the beauty of wearable art pieces in the forms of kimonos and obis.  During this event we took the chance to embrace syne's values of ecological consciousness. Our tags were made from recycled bamboo reeds, and we printed information for each kimono on plantable seed paper. This only complimented how each kimono we showcased had such amazing motifs filled with history, and how each piece showcased many artisans skills that we can no longer recreate.  It...

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Cloudstreet X Syne

Cloudstreet is internationally recognized for their food, having multiple accolades for their amazing flavours and attention to details. That perspective and approach carries on to their styling of the restaurant and to their tableware. They approached us to create a set of placemats that would coincide with their newly updated menu. Taking inspiration from the book Cloudstreet, that inspired the name of the restaurant, we allowed each placemat to have a character of their own. Incorporating salvaged kimono fabrics as highlights on each piece, with unique shapes and colors.  Cloudstreet and Syne aligned our fundamentals of being socially and ecologically aware of our impacts in our industries. With both brands holding a heavy importance on details and being able to...

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