OPHELIE

Being honored graduates of Raffles, Sean and Sheila have been inseparable since they met whilst studying at Raffles Design institute Singapore. The Malaysian and Indonesian duo Sean Loh and Sheila Agatha (both born in 1990) decided to join forces after graduating in 2012. Their first feat was winning Harper’s Bazaar Asia New Generation Award regionally for both Malaysia and Indonesia. Taking encouragement from their friends, acquaintances and mentors, OPHELIE will present its first, self-financed women’s collection in Australia and Malaysia showcasing a refined take on simple tailored classic embedded with beautiful handmade fabrics, marrying traditional silhouettes and modern tailoring. These are modern clothes for strong women who love a subtle colour palette that adds to OPHELIE ‘s seasonal collections. "Memoir of a Yakuza’s Daughter draws my inspiration. Women who wear my collection should feel dramatically bold, strong and beautiful in an artistic sense. My desire is to break the rules within the boundaries of tradition, uniting the qualities of new and old. My Japanese-inspired silhouettes will see women draped in pinstripe suiting and jacquard, Hakama inspired pants, menswear inspired silhouettes embedded with embroidered lace and expensive textured fabrics in lush colors to the monastic gold and charcoal shades of a Kimono. This represents my attempt to showcase the raw emotion, gestures, and romance of Memoirs of a Yakuza Daugther."

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