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Tell us about your field of study. Was this always something you wanted to pursue?
I’m a second year diploma student at LASALLE studying fashion.

I was actually in the science stream in Junior College before this, but I wasn’t very happy doing that, so I decided to take a break after I graduated to work part-time and explore different interests. In the end, there were a couple of things that I had in mind, fashion being one of them.

Were your parents supportive of this decision?
They were against it for sure, but I’m glad I made the switch. I think everyone comes to a point in their life where they need to step out and do something on their own, and this was mine.

Since I started down this path, I’ve discovered new aspects about myself that I never knew before, and I’m definitely a lot more independent and assured of who I am now. It’s also very nice to be surrounded by like-minded people.

It hasn’t been an easy journey, but it’s worth it, and at the end of the day, our parents just want us to be happy, right?

How would you describe the design scene in Singapore?
I think people are becoming more brave and unconventional. They’re not afraid to break boundaries, question things, and experiment with new stuff. I really respect the steps that creatives take to chase their dreams.

What about your personal style—what kind of look do you usually go for?
Well, that’s something I’ve been struggling with recently. I do like styles that are more leathery and, for lack of a better word, more rebellious. Recently though, I’ve also been leaning towards the Bohemian aesthetic, so I’m still finding a way to mix both aesthetics—like with my outfit today.

You mentioned music as one of your interests. Do you make music of your own or do you prefer listening to music?
I sing! I used to do open mics at the rooftop area in Chinatown and at bars, but the scene has died down a little after Covid-19. Now I mainly do song covers that I want to share online one day.

How do you destress after a long day in school?
My perfect way to relax is just having down time with friends, having conversations and not doing anything in particular. My friends are my chosen family, so it’s nice to have them around.

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