Inspired by a myriad of references including the Photographic book Swans, Legends of the Jet Society , Ong Oaj Pairam brings a Riviera cool laid back glamour to his day wear and a French couture style to his evening gowns.
Showing a sense of humour, Tintin is a key source of inspiration in the creation of Ong’s Safari jackets and his trench coats. The camel safari jacket is in supple perforated leather whilst the trench comes in bright yellow suede similar to the colour of Tintin’s hair.
Look closely and you’ll find that the chic jacquard print on this trench coat is not just your classic polka dot but also has tiny silhouettes of butterflies and insects hidden amongst them.
For his SS16 prints, Ong has the jet set life in mind with a stacked suitcases pattern.
Other prints include a delicate Oriental floral pattern and eerie silhouettes of birds perched on branches
Hand stitched ruffles cocoon the wearer in exaggerated glamour and luxury.
Ong chooses a calming colour palette of utilitarian shades of green, russet, sand, tan and camel representing the jet set’s cosmopolitan travels on safari, to the jungle and yachts anchored on the Riviera. Whist bursts of sky blues and burning yellow, fuchsia and orange show the richness and colourful life of the jet setter.
Hand stitched appliqués and embroidery features tropical birds, butterflies and flowers fused with plastics and traditional Irish techniques.