Lantern Sense – Life in the city

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Lantern Sense ist ein junges Label, welches 2014 in Hong Kong von Trevor Ng und Lala Yeung gegründet wurde. Die neue SS15 Kollektion namens “Life in the city” besticht durch außergewöhnliche Prints, lebhafte Farben und raffinierte Schnitte.

Elle:
What is the history of Lantern Sense? When, why and how did it come about?

Lantern Sense:

Lantern Sense is an independent luxury ready to wear label which established in 2014 by Hong Kong based Trevor Ng and Lala Yeung.

The name Lantern Sense is derived from the Chinese word Lan Tu(Lantern) meaning blue print. Constantly reminding and encouraging us to follow our dreams through planning and focus. While in English, the word Lantern relates to light, it reflects the idea that we need to keep ourselves optimistic and positive, just like grabbing a lantern to help direct you on your journey or to provide new prospective. Shang shi(sense)in Chinese means fashion and accessories. Lantern Sense’s core goal through their design is to evoke conversation, reaction and interaction through sensory stimulated design. 

Trevor Ng was born in Hong Kong and raised in Australia. From a tailoring family with his grandmother and mother working in the industry for decades, he ultimately followed in their footsteps. Having majored in Fine Art at the University of Queensland, 2006-2009 and living in multi-cultural cities, his experiences inspired him to reflect his thoughts through design. Lala Yeung was born and raised in China, but spent a vast amount of time in the UK studying a Masters in design + branding strategy AT Brunel University(Postgraduate) 2010-2011 and gaining better insight into the European design aesthetic.. With a penchant for blending different influences into her work. She imparts an ethereal, modern and minimalist feminine spirit into a fresh, elegant line. With a strong sense of fashion, combined with their ambition, Lantern Sense was created.

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Elle:
What does a typical Lantern Sense girl look like and wear from the new collections?

Lantern Sense:

The Lantern Sense woman is an independent thinker, philanthropic and empathetic in nature. Playful, free and charismatic with a quiet confidence and a subtle edge. She teams the boyfriend shirt with a casual leather Jacket, keeping it playful and chic. The combined shirt dress makes a subtle statement when wearing to have coffee with friends. The tailored jumpsuit or sleeveless coat add a refinement to her look, while the Carla Dress and Joey Skirt provided a fun, flirty feminine touch to any look. The Lantern Sense woman has many styles, leads with her heart and loves to experiment with different looks and styles, boasting a quiet confidence.

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Elle:
When you create something, what goes over your mind?

Lantern Sense:

Each collection acts as an evolution of the last, maintaining a red thread throughout and a progressive story of the Lantern Sense woman and the various times in her life and her emotional journey and self-discovery. There is a social consciousness with each collection, with the prints reflecting current political or social topics, but showcased through simple designs. We hope to bring awareness to our consumers of what is happening around us, through each collection, combining creative prints and art, with simple silhouettes.

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Elle:
Do you plan to do any collaborative collections in the future?

Lantern Sense:

There is always thought for collaboration, we have a strong interest in accessories, and would love to partner with an interesting brand in bringing the two visions together. Additionally, art and illustration play a huge part in our collections, so collaborating with an artists or illustrator would be an amazing evolution for Lantern Sense.

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Elle:
What do you have to say to the next generation, particularly for those hoping to follow in your footsteps?

Lantern Sense:

Craft and create your vision exactly as you see it. The journey may not be easy but the result at the end will definitely be worth it. People will always have an opinion as to how you should develop your vision, but ultimately you have to do what feels right for you. Everything is about timing.

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Elle:
Where do you hope to be in the next few years?

Lantern Sense:

We would love to launch a store in London and Hong Kong and continue developing our vision, collaborating with interesting people, developing innovative collections and seeing how the brand grows and how it is received by consumers and fashion heads.

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