January 16, 2012, 2:38 pm

‘young&restless’ owns a brand synonymous of experimental ideas and non-conformist attitudes while communicating a sense of underground luxury with distinctive urban aesthetics and penchant for geometric design.

young&restless SS 2012 collection
young&restless SS 2012 collection
young&restless SS 2012 collection
young&restless SS 2012 collection
young&restless SS 2012 collection
young&restless SS 2012 collection
young&restless SS 2012 collection
young&restless SS 2012 collection
young&restless SS 2012 collection
young&restless SS 2012 collection
young&restless SS 2012 collection
young&restless SS 2012 collection
young&restless SS 2012 collection
young&restless present‘ Galactic Monastic’ SS 2012 collection. Photography by Soon Tong (Calibre Pictures & Ideas).
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Well equipped with an explorative mind, Ashburn Eng had an unexpected dream one night in which he pictured a monk riding on a lotus. Through the dream, he was inspired by how a single piece of precious cloth could be draped, patched, gathered, and wrapped together seamlessly to form a cocoon silhouette. This led to the creation of young&restless’ Spring/Summer 2012 collection, where Ashburn fused that inspiration with a hint of galactic Goth mood, and created an east-meets-west monastic look altogether. While offering a new direction, Ashburn retained some influences from young&restless’ AW10 collection, which was mainly inspired by the fusion of good and evil spiritual forces. This collection illustrates an extension of his interest in spiritual and austere elements, evident in the monastic looks. It also reveals a looser and lighter silhouette through sheer fabrics in black, white, stone grey, and metallic shades. Though an adventurous inspiration to take on, Ashburn still kept his signature style of incorporating stylistic pleats, ‘bias-cut’ technique, as well as parachuting effects into his designs.

Text by young&restless
FASHION DESIGNER: young&restless, Singapore. CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Ashburn Eng. HAIR-& MAKE-UP: Chris Ruth (MUSE b’ART). MODEL: Man Jing (DIVA), Luth Seah. SPECIAL THANKS: SOTA. COLLECTION: SS 2012. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.
young&restless SS 2012 collection
Ashburn Eng of young&restless presents his ‘ Galactic Monastic’ SS 2012 collection

A single piece of fabric is draped, patched, gathered, and wrapped together seamlessly forming a cocoon silhouette.

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