Metamorphosis emphasizes the process of drastic change and the hardship that a pupa goes through before it is exposed to the world as a butterfly. The wings of the butterflies show the beauty in the intricacy that we can achieve after we have gone through drastic changes in our lives while the bottom cover-up is inspired from a butterfly cocoon. Together it showcases the transformation from the pupa stage to the complete butterfly. Overall, the ensemble embodies struggle, continual improvement and changes that we go through in our lives. As someone who migrated to Singapore in my teenage years, I have been exposed to a series of trials and tribulations as well as opportunities to grow and transform along the process. It has been a process of metamorphosis for me and along the way, I learnt the value in always looking for innovative ideas to fulfill different values, ideas and concepts. While the whole ensemble largely follows the western fashion, it has a hint of Burmese culture, as the traditional Burmese patterns are used on the bodice. Metamorphosis also aims to showcase the rarely explored idea of creating a runway worthy fashion without compromising sustainability.
Phyu Ei Ei arrived in Singapore in 2009 from her homeland of Myanmar. She has a passion for the arts since young and would love to pursue fashion design in the future after her degree. With a love to modify clothes and add the details to make them more unique to her tastes in her work, always looking for ways to incorporate elements of traditional fashion into our modern outfits.