Friday, August 13, 2010

Belinda Ang - Earth Angel Collection

When I was studying in secondary school back in Singapore (the US equivalent would be high school I think?), I had the opportunity to indulge myself by pursuing a course in Higher Arts. I still remember one of my friends from that time, named Belinda Ang. From my memories, Belinda was a fan of sweet and lady-like hairbands and other accessories - we all wore uniforms then so accessories were the only way that we could express ourselves. I managed to get in touch with Belinda again recently, so imagine my delight when I discovered that she now runs her own independent fashion label!

Belinda Ang the label was launched this year and the first collection features 50s-inspired shapes with nipped-in waists, lace, floral prints interspersed with other interesting details like Peter Pan collars and floral prints. Each piece is made to order and I find that delightful because that means each garment is going to fit just right and there is even room for customizations to make the garment truly yours! 

I was browsing through the website and so many pieces caught my eye! Perhaps I'm a little tired of indulging my inner rocker, but I found a lot of Belinda's pieces to be truly exquisite - not too girly, not too tough..pieces that I can see myself wearing :)

Belinda Anf bliss gown lace silk

Belinda Anf caramel_dress

How perfect will this gown be for a mid-summer's night out?

grecian_gown

And I am absolutely in love with this jumpsuit, the lace bustier is so feminine but the no-nonsense high-waist pants are so forgiving. I can imagine myself wearing this with my Rick Owens jacket, or with a blazer or maybe an over-sized shawl cardigan when it gets cold.

amelia_jumpsuit

I am so excited about this label not just because it represents a piece of Singapore fashion, but also because Belinda has chosen to forsake the oft-trodden corporate path to pursue her dreams of being a designer. The effort and thought in each piece is evident and I feel that they are truly inspiring.

I cannot wait to see more from Belinda! :)

All images from http://www.belinda-ang.com

8 comments:

diane said...

Finding your friend, who is now designing, is like getting a double reward. How cool.
I went over to her site to view the collection and really love the blossom dress.

Julia M said...

The trousers in the last photo are really nice, I love the feminine detailing at the waist on otherwise very masculine trousers.

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Emily said...

beautiful pants and top!! that last photo is so great.. i'm truly lusting that outfit!

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