Best Independent Labels – Ong-Oaj Pairam

Last year at LFW there were a couple of designers I was really excited to see, but an idiot with a suitcase smashed me off my feet at Waterloo and well, that was my LFW gone as I couldn’t move my knee for a week.

On that list of really wanted to see, and still on my list if I get an invite again is Ong-Oaj Pairam.

His work is stunning, whittling down the selection from his catwalk was near impossible, everything is beautiful. The prints and colours so bold, but in a way that works, the cutting, the lines, beautiful, and boy can he do draping.

A mix of Womens & Mens, this collection was a highlight of all I saw in 2014. Having worked in New York with Proenza Schouler & Roland Mouret in London setting his own label up in 2012 was clearly the right idea. We here at FW Towers predict a future as bright as his garments for the Brighton resident.

Anyway enough of the fan-boying, heres the edit of the last show.


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About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments

2 comments

  1. These pieces are so wearable! Really like this collection 🙂 Gisforgingers xx

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