Last week, Artitute had the chance to experience some great artistic outdoors in our urban jungle. We were invited by Foo Aiwei, designer and owner of See You Tomorrow for the co-launch with Mystic Vintage at The Curious Teepee at Scape.
“See You Tomorrow and Mystic Vintage presents a collaborative pop up store showcasing a mix of wares from both brands. Blurring the lines between an outdoor experience and an indoor setting, this little picnic adventure will also feature limited editions specially curated and created for this store only. Come try on some clothes, pick up some knick knacks, a pair of sunglasses and even a nice cuppa.”
Designer of See You Tomorrow, Aiwei Foo (center)
with the guys from Mystic Vintage. Alvin Tan and Jason Tong.
Don’t be deceived by Aiwei’s petite frame and soft spoken personality. This young lady packs punch with her creative, unconventional but yet pretty and delicate line of wearable. At the lunch of The Alfresco Tale of Something at The Curious Teepee, Aiwei showcased her line of quirky fashion accessories and hand sewn households wares, together with the launch of Mystic Vintage’s latest line of retro shades. The two lines compliments each other bringing in the great outdoors, garden-like setting into the boutique. Plus the teepee in the middle of the room added a touch of camp fire feel. Now where are the little indians?
The fashion lines from both brands are almost a work of art by itself. But I must say that one needs to have the confidence to carry off Aiwei’s fashion accessories and Mystic Vintage’s bold shades. Definately not for someone like me who always plays it safe with my Kate Middleton dresses.
However, it was also Artitute’s first time stepping foot into The Curious Teepee. Guess curiosity got the better of me and there I was. The Curious Teepee is the brainchild of Singapore hippest marketer, Tracy Philips, hence you will expect nothing less than a hip and groovy cafe cum lifestyle boutique in the middle of Singapore’s shopping district. This is definitely the place to see and to be seen if you are expecting more than just a cuppa of java by the guys from Papa Palheta.
Mystic Vintage duo, Jason Tong & Alvin Tan and See you Tomorrow’s Aiwei Foo will share little tales at the next upcoming Pow Wow Sessions so come catch up with them.
UPCOMING POW WOW SESSIONS
YOUR OWN DESIGN IS AVAILABLE BY AIWEI FOO
For the next installment, POW WOW 002 get hands on and runs as an intimate workshop, conducted by the multi-disciplinary Aiwei Foo, aka See You Tomorrow.
Focusing on colour composition, shapes formation and prints juxtaposition, where anything goes. Explore and have fun with the different potentially of clashing elements and colours, turning design hazards into design aesthetics based on your individual ideas and hands, working with the materials provided.
There are no strict rules on the design process, but you will be guided through some demonstrations, eventually producing little creations you can call your own, like pins, hairbands, handkerchief etc.
- Location: A Curious Teepee, 2 Orchard Link #02-24 Singapore 237978 (Directions)
- Date: 14 August 2011, Sunday
- Time: 5pm to 7pm
The workshop* is chargeable at $25 in total ($10 for materials, $15 redeemable for food and drinks).
*Only 12 seats available for this workshop.
More POW WOWS
- Pow Wow Sessions – Workshop edition with See You Tomorrow, Wed 10 Aug, 7pm
- Pow Wow Sessions with Mystic Vintage, Wed 14 September 2011, 7.30pm
SEE YOU TOMORROW
A label started by Aiwei back in 2005, See You Tomorrow works in the realm of fashion, design, art, photography and music. All See You Tomorrow works are hand-crafted and created in a sporadic manner, making its designs non-seasonal, spontaneous and nonlinear.
Mystic Vintage is the story of three friends Alvin, Jason and San, who share a common love for vintage glasses. With that passion, they decided to put together their prized collection under a label and Mystic Vintage was born. Mystic Vintage is an eyewear brand which carries the finest lineage of iconic and vintage frames. In 2010, they launched ‘Lullaby’, a modern frame which was inspired by the iconic vintage designs of the 70s.