Monday, September 12, 2016

d.d collective, Designer Womenswear Label, makes its Global Debut in Singapore

Contemporary womenswear label d.d collective launches its first international boutique in Singapore, at Robinsons The Heeren. The designer ready-to-wear label will make its debut with the brand’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection.

I was very lucky to be invited by d.d collective and Bolt Industries to the media launch of d.d collective, a new-to-market label defined by directional design, premium fabrications and in-house expertise. 

Founded in 2015, the womenswear brand has quickly established itself as the go-to brand for directional yet wearable styles for the strong, confident woman. Tapping on premium fabrics and unique prints as starting points for all its collections, each d.d collective look is proudly crafted in-house — from mood board to design, pattern-making and garment construction to the finishing touches. This ethically-minded, vertically-integrated process, a rarity in ready-to-wear fashion, ensures exceptional value and quality, and an impeccable attention to detail.

I had the chance to try out some of the pieces and boy, I am so in love with them!  

Take a look at the two sets of apparels I tried that evening.  What do you think of them?

love the play of colour contrast

It is actually a two piece set hence you can mix and match with other pieces too

A romantic lacy dress with peek-a-boo effect

Seeking inspiration globally, d.d collective sources fabrications from across Europe and Asia. These stand- out materials are then transformed into intelligent designs versatile enough for the boardroom, bar or lunch with the ladies. Think 24/7 styling options that feature sharp silhouettes, for endless sartorial possibilities.

At d.d collective, the creative process is a collaborative effort. Rather than the product of any individual, it is a brand that stems from a formidable collective of designers, clothiers and other industry veterans, joining forces to produce inventive, accessible womenswear that stands the test of time.

d.d collective FW2016

Inspired by Portland-based photographer, Delaney Allen, whose affinity for depth and composition is evident in his Surrealist images, the Fall/Winter 2016 collection delves into a mix of lace, satin and contrasting prints, crafted from a medley of lush fabrics like jacquard, silk and double- faced crepe.

A cool colour palette of aquatic blues and greens is set against brights like yellow and chartreuse, combined to create contemporary street-cool looks perfect for all occasions. 

A new take on the colour- blocking trend, Fall/Winter sees the inventive mash-ups of fabrics such as a printed car coat with detachable lace trim; or a cotton wrap-around shirt with organza panels. 

Signature details reign, with draped detailing adding a sensuous twist to a girlish lace sheath or a draped neckline softening a button-down blouse. 

While bold dresses once again headline the collection, the season’s statement- making separates like asymmetric wrap skirts, sash-tie tops and relaxed-fit trousers are created to be layered for maximum impact.

Key looks for the season include the Utopia Lace Coat paired with its matching Utopia Lace Dress; the Binded Shirt, Calla Tailored Blazer, Calla Bomber Jacket, Calla Bomber Jacket and Angled Front Culottes or the Contrast Crossover Top and Verdant Draped Skirt.

Lookbook- Woman FW16

The collection will be available progressively in stores and online in August 2016. 

Information on d.d collective 

  • Description: Founded in 2015, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, d.d collective is the antithesis of fast, disposable fashion. Every look from the womenswear brand boasts superior craftsmanship and on- trend versatility. Ethically manufactured by people we trust and respect, each collection reflects our personal and creative values, and a fair price point we can all stand behind.
  • Price points: From $69 - $299
  • Location: Robinsons The Heeren, Level 3
  • Website:
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  • Instagram: @ddcollective 

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