Eponymous label PAULINE.NING is the brainchild of Pauline Lim. A graduate from LaSalle College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fashion Design with honours, Pauline has built a solid foundation in pattern making, drafting, draping and sewing; essential skills that enable her to successfully translate ideas into reality. After emerging as 2nd runner-up at the PARCO next Next’s Fashion Designer contest in 2009, PAULINE.NING has showcased her collections at the Audi Fashion Festival 2011 (AFF). She was also the only alumnus to show at AFF 2012 under PARCO next Next. Her collections were most recently featured at a pop-up store in Shibuya PARCO, curated by Yuji Yamamoto, son of renowned Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto.
Gem-Set Chinese Porcelain for Turkish Market
Part of Singapore’s permanent collection housed at the Asian Civilisations Museum
“Inspired by the fragility of the Chinese porcelain and toughness of the gilt metal, I designed this capsule collection to combine these two contrasting elements.
I first created a modern print interpreted from the flowers and insect prints found inside the bowl, and exposed the porcelain image underneath this print to imitate the artisans’ unexpected act of setting gemstones onto the bowl’s exterior. Following the bowl’s intriguing and unique composition, the collection features reconstructed prints and surprising elements of functional hardware against soft fabrics.” – PAULINE.NING
Audi Fashion Festival 2012 Parco next Next show
PAULINE.NING presents A/W2012 ‘PORSELEN’ done in collaboration with IEX Asian Heritage. Inspired by a bejeweled Chinese porcelain bowl with Turkish origins, the colour palette for this collection is predominantly black and white. Accents of gold foiling on organza, brass elements and prints made in the likeness of porcelain are replete in this collection.