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Who’s on the hot designer short list?

May 18, 2015

Discover more about Silvia Teh from Singapore who is one of the top 10 candidates to the 6th edition of the INVISTA LYCRA® Future Designers award.

LYCRA Future Designers 2015_Interview of Silvia Teh

When did you realize you wanted to become a designer?

It was since I was 14 years old that I started to develop my passion for fashion.

What is your ultimate dream job?

My ultimate dream job is to launch my own fashion label and become an influential designer. I want to be a designer that can impact one's life. Especially in this society today where many women lack in self-confidence and self-love, I aim to help them build their confidence and self-love. I want somebody wearing it to feel like she can take down the world the next minute.

What inspired your designs for the LYCRA® Future Designers award?

I was inspired by minimalist photography that incorporates the idea of colour blocking as well as the inspiration of empowered women.

LYCRA Future Designers 2015_Interview of Silvia Teh 2

If you win, what do you hope to achieve within 12 months?

If I were to win this competition, I'd like to learn and gain experiences as much as I can especially when the winner gets to work with expert mentors at Invista.  My main aim within 12 months is to launch my own label after I am equipped with enough knowledge and experiences as I feel that it is highly important to have the knowledge and understanding of how to run a fashion label before starting one.

What other projects are you working on at the moment?

I am just announced as the winner of Singapore's Edition of Harper's BAZAAR Asia New Generation Designer Award and am looking forward to Singapore Fashion Week to compete against other contestants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. It is a regional competition where each country is choosing 2 people to represent them and the total of 10 contestants will compete again in Singapore Fashion Week. Apart from this, I am also working on my final year collection!

Tell us a random fact about yourself, or… a secret that no one knows about you (yet!):

I am quite a systematic person, where from the age of 18 I have planned out every step I have to do in order to achieve my big dream and I am the type of person who once I've decided on what I want and have to do, I will get it done immediately. If not, I will suffer a continuous panic attack.

Is there anything else you would like to share?

Yes! Besides aiming to become an influential designer, my other ultimate life goal is to be able to inspire people with what I've achieved.