The idea for REVASSEUR'S Spring Summer 2014 collection came about when designer, Gilda Su, met with some new and old friends from New York, who had been invited to Singapore to present at the Social Star Awards 2013. Known as the Club Kids, they are part of a group of unique characters who are invited to add excitement to clubs all over New York.
For 3 of the 4 years that Gilda was living in New York, she had interned and later freelanced under Patricia Field's House of Field, and had gotten to know many of these colourful personalities. It was an introduction to an underground universe that was vibrant, and covered in sequins, and although she was probably the least dressed up and made up, she felt at home. Having chosen a very different path from her friends in Singapore, having felt constricted and pushed into a cookie-cutter at schools, it was a breathe of fresh air for her to experience people who never batted an eyelash and accepted her for whatever she was.
After returning to Singapore almost 2 years ago, Gilda was starting to feel suffocated, stressed, and confused about her path. Luckily for her, she had gotten to know two rather special people in Singapore, Bobby and Ritz of Butter Factory, who are two of the funniest and outrageously dressed people she has met. However, the difficulties of breaking into the Singapore fashion market with her style of clothes, was starting to take its toll.
At that moment, meeting up with some Club Kids from New York, reminded her of the fun and laughter she had experienced while in New York. She was in awe of their shocking, out of this world, over the top costumes, and once again received a reminder to ignore the naysayers, and do what she loved.
And so came about her collection for Spring Summer 2014. A colourful collection with prints and shapes that isn't made for Society, but for like-minded strong, vibrant, and fun-loving people. With some show pieces, these are translated into more wearable pieces, as well as highly contrasting black and white versions for the less adventurous. While nowhere near as avant garde as the real Club Kids, this collection is a celebration of life, an acceptance of oneself, and done in REVASSEUR's signature quirky style, that will be sure to delight fans.