YESAH X TEETEEHEEHEE CAPSULE COLLECTION SS14: Psychedelic Trip Under The Sea
Heavily influenced by electronic, pillowy synth-disco music, DJ & Designer Linda Hao first had the visuals of the collection from the track Valley Vacation by her favourite DJ collection-Classixx. She then continued this inspiration exploration through other songs like Shapeshifter by Elephant and Bjork. From the way the music flows, she started envisioning a mermaid getting lost under the sea, finding her way through corals and sea creatures. She sees the electronic beats as underwater magic, where the charms of sea creatures glisten and reflect a ray of endless glitter of happiness. In her own words “ It’s magical how I’m remixing songs into a collection’s concept, instead of a mix tape. This is exactly how I get the inspiration, through sounds and imaginations.”
With the whole concept in place, Linda then thought of the perfect person to illustrate the prints for the collection- Teresa Lim. After having meetings to throw out ideas and design concepts, Teresa then went on board a journey and immersed herself in the music tracks that inspired the collection such as Shapeshifter by Elephant and Valley Vacation by Classixx. From these tracks, she envisions colors, textures and prints. In her own words, “hearing these tracks that I do not really listen to, opens up a new world to me and I am completely inspired. I literally see colors and prints and from there I knew exactly what I had to draw or paint.” As a fashion textile designer, Teresa then reworked her sketches and paint swatches and transforms them into prints that would now be worn onto the body.