Frederick Lee Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week at Siam Paragon in Bangkok
Frederick Lee is celebrated for creating wedding and evening gowns of ultimate glamour. Flamboyance, purity of structures and the use of non-traditional ornaments are the elements that have made this self-taught couturier one of Singapore’s most sought after designers. For 18 years, he has presented a glamorous and futuristic vision, not only with the use of unconventional materials but also by his extraordinary and challenging ideas. His exquisite cutting edge couture creations are such showstoppers that he is often commissioned to showcase events representing Singapore.
His achievements include numerous awards including 'Designer of The Year' at the Singapore fashion Awards 2004, Best Costumes Designer at the 4th and 10th Straits Times Life! theatre awards, Cleo Fashion Awards Designer of the Year 2006, nominated Asian Top Fashion Designer 2009 by Fashion Asia China. His successful couture boutique – Frederick Bridal was named “The Best of Singapore,” for three consecutive years since 2006 by the Singapore Tatler magazine.
Photos and movie by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.
The idea for the 2012 couture collection took root thousands of miles from the ethnic and tribal influences of Northern Indian, Kenya and Burma. To the designer, tribal or ethnic clothes reflect creativity and diversity. This global fusion fashion collection juxtaposes Oriental, Asian and African inspiration to form a modern ethnic look combined with exotic accessories.
The collection is a display of new trends, authentic, indulgences and unique craftsmanship that show off modern twists and avant-garde detail in design that reflects the designer’s belief in individuality and diversity and the ability to create, to ignore conventions and to do away with the rituals of seasonal demands.
To hand-executed techniques, Frederick Lee adds his signature of feather creations The collection is rich with extraordinarily elaborate ornamentation, hand-curled feathers, plumes densely embroidered, bodice beaded cascades of ostrich feathers, form fitting cutaway jacket sleeves made entirely of eighteen different types of exotic feathers, saddles and plumes in every colour imaginable, every shape and every size. They are aerodynamic marvels of perfection.