Laine Wong

Malaysia

Tuesday 20th November 2018

Introduce yourself
Laine Wong. I’m a fashion designer and make-up artist.

Describe your style in 3 words?
Simple yet sophisticated.

What does the Fred Perry Shirt mean to you?
It is a journey of an icon represented by many cultures and lived by the stories of people who wore it along the way. Mine included.

When did you first dabble in the creative field?
I was always creating and playing even from a young age. I had paper dolls of which I created dresses for. I imagined a variety of styles and mixed and matched them.

What inspires your work?
People from all walks of life. Discovering and understanding humanity. Travelling to different parts of the world helps.

What is the first song you played on repeat?
I can’t remember which song exactly. But I can recollect getting ready for school everyday with Hey Jude by the Beatles playing in the background. The Submarine album was one of my favourites at the time.

Who is your ultimate British musical icon?
Oasis one hundred percent!

What was the best gig you've been to?
Damien Rice in Singapore. I loved the fact that although it was a one-man-show, he had amazing vocals and gave me the goosebumps.

A song that defines the teenage you?
Oasis Live Forever. It was at the time when I was curious about the world. I felt invincible. There was nothing that could stop me. The world was at my fingertips.

What bands have you been listening to recently?
Chelou, The XX, Cigarettes After Sex, Beach Fossils, The Kooks, Arctic Monkeys…

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