Wednesday, June 27, 2012

External Exhibition Show (London College of Fashion) 28th June to 30th June

Look through the new collection closely through this weblink:

In other news....

One of the products from Lisa Teng will feature at the exhibition by London College of Fashion:

"BA & FdA Exhibition: School of Design and Technology

Accessories, Clothing, Contour, Footwear, Jewellery

Private View: Thursday 28 June 2012, 19.00 -21.00

RSVP essential for Private View (through this link:

Public view: 28 - 30 June, 12.00 – 19.00 (closes 17.00 on Thursday 28 June)

Venue: Factory 7, 13 Hearn St, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3LS"

I will be there on Thursday and Saturday if you want to know more about the designs.

Friday, June 8, 2012

New Collection! Also reasons for lack of updates....

Other than working on my project, been building up my new website, sort of up and running at

Now to unveil my footwear collection which I just submitted in the morning..... I'm slightly nervous about the reaction. Anyway, here it is!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

First Prototype from 'Just a pictorial update (the wedge)'

This is first prototype made with laser cut MDF for the new collection, 'Tidy Up The Commotion'.

Aesthetic wise, it is pleasing. However, after this experiment, I had to change the material as I found out, MDF does not react well with water, it softens the surface. Therefore, the material for the wedge needs to change...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Just a pictorial update (the wedge)

Here's a quick entry, a photo of the wedge unit I constructed through using the software, Rhino 3D (been trying to learn the software these last few weeks) to construct the pattern to laser cut the MDF (thin sections then joint together).

I was extremely nervous using the laser cutting machine but somehow, I managed to pull it off....I think....

Now, the unit just needs a coat of paint....well right after I glue the pieces together....

Saturday, January 14, 2012

New collection 2011-2012: Gathering thoughts...

During the last few months (and the next few months) is all about creating the new collection. This is what I've been up to during the last few months (reason for the lack of updates).

Gathering resources:

This is where ideas starts to accumulate for the new collection. However, though you can get inspiration from all kinds of subjects, it becomes challenging to merge and filter information for it to make sense with the theme.

Inspiration filtered down (condensed version):

Works of Ursus Werhli (the composition of chips), Richard Long (stones) and Julian Opie (coloured blocks) - 

Werhli's works is the starting point of the inspiration - conceptually. It demonstrates the notion of disassembling and re-assembling an original composition of artworks and ordinary objects. Each outcome is different from the original composition. 

Getting some form of construction by investigating vintage orthopaedic footwear (source: London College of Fashion Archive Collection (which stores amazing archives of vintage footwear, pattern pieces, garments, photographs and other trimmings)- 

Digging deeper, I had a conversation with a podiatrist in Singapore (there are misconceptions where one would think orthopaedic and podiatry are the same thing, take note, they are not the same thing (I'll get deeper into the difference next time). 

The output so far? This inspiration board shown below:

I've started developing my prototype which I will save for next time.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Moulding Manipulation

Results just within a month...I believe further development can be done?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Forming the shape...

The closed (sewn version) of my upper (Spring/Summer 2012). Next post, the actual shoes...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The second one hopefully...

Just modified an existing shape to this...

Now it's in pieces to make the actual design.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Design Development?

On the left (smaller picture) is the original version where I sewed up the zippers...

On the right, on Photoshop, I added more zipper on the upper towards the front...

Note: Workmanship is rather crude since this is a prototype....

PS I know this idea has been done numerous here I would say...isn't it like adding your own ribbons or buttons on your own clothes/accessories? :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Massacre of The Shoe Lasts...

Last Friday, I went to Northampton with a group of friends. While getting leather from one of the suppliers, we came across this...

Photos taken on my phone using the application: Hipstamatic. You pay for it but I love it!