Hailing from Southeast Asia, Amabel travelled all the way from Singapore to London for a 5-week placement with Antithesis. She first got a degree in Business Management and worked a couple of years in human resources and events planning before realising she was more drawn to a career in fashion. Specialising in creative pattern cutting, she is now in her second year in Fashion Design & Textile at LaSalle College in Singapore. Even though her time with us was short, Amabel worked relentlessly on the development of our upcoming collection and even got her hands on designing a few attachments for our modular pieces!
Why did you chose Antithesis for your internship?
I came across Antithesis while Googling for eco-friendly fashion labels. Their versatility and vision of producing timeless multifunctional clothes is very clever and I admire that.
What have you learned during your internship?
Both Renée and Zahra has been really kind to show me the process of creating their new collection. I’ve been able to sit in during their discussions and learn about the how their pieces would achieve the multi-functionality, marketability and appeal to their target audiences.
What have you most enjoyed doing in your time at Antithesis?
There are many things I’ve enjoyed through my time at Antithesis. I love that I had the chance to stroll along Goldhawk Road to source for materials and how I was blessed with the opportunity to design two attachments for the new collection. But what I enjoyed the most was being part of the photoshoot process. It was exciting and everything that was made just made sense when it’s on the model. It was amazing.
What do you think this internship has brought you?
This internship has brought me many lessons; how a business is run, how sustainability can be a key factor and an inspiration for a collection and this experience really was a great representation of a humble fashion house that’s making a difference in the world.
What are your ambitions for the future?
The future is bleak and I’m prepared for whatever that’s thrown at me. But should I start my own label, I would hope to do the same as Antithesis, being a environmentally friendly brand.