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Saigon Socialite


REDEFINING LUXURY

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Saigon Socialite


REDEFINING LUXURY

To Millennials, luxury is more than diamonds; their wanderlust hearts spark for exploration and discovering the wealth of different and tucked-away cultures

Saigon Socialite

OUR LUXURY BRAND

CREATED TO ARTICULATE HOW ARTISAN MADE  FITS INTO THE LUXURY SEGMENT 

The brand consists of different lines  of women's footwear, business attires for men, contemporary wear for women, and jewelry

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Reincarnated Soles


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REINCARNATED SOLES

SAIGON SOCIALITE'S LINE OF FOOTWEAR: A PROJECT TO PRESERVE HUE'S PAGODA WOODCRAFT TECHNIQUES 

Design is a process in problem solving and a solution to shape a better society and future.  Ancient crafts that once sustained livelihoods defined cultural identities and endured centuries of transformation are quickly, and quietly, losing the battle against the globalized economy.  Fashion4Freedom pays homage to the longevity and resourceful collaboration that built these traditions by instilling modern ingenuity within ancient craftsmanship; with a vision of the deliberate and delicate revitalization of global cottage industries.  As a novel touch of design preserves cultural identity, sustains communities and reinvigorates the modern day supply chain.  With the thoughtful processes that once built its foundation.

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Design is a process in problem solving and a solution to shape a better society and future.  Ancient crafts that once sustained livelihoods defined cultural identities and endured centuries of transformation are quickly, and quietly, losing the battle against the globalized economy.  Fashion4Freedom pays homage to the longevity and resourceful collaboration that built these traditions by instilling modern ingenuity within ancient craftsmanship; with a vision of the deliberate and delicate revitalization of global cottage industries.  As a novel touch of design preserves cultural identity, sustains communities and reinvigorates the modern day supply chain.  With the thoughtful processes that once built its foundation.

 

IT TAKES 18-22 DAYS TO MAKE THE PERFECT DRAGONS

The concept to resurrect Vietnam’s lost craft of Imperial and Pagoda wood art is inspired by the fading number of hands that carve the spiritual soul of Vietnam.  Just as wood is never completely motionless, expanding and  contracting with changes in humidity and temperature.   Craftsman also must adapt to this movement by accepting its organic nature.  After 18 days nourished in the hands of craftsmen the birth of the dragon shoes is complete.  Fashion4Freedom takes liberty in translating the timeless beauty of ancient Vietnamese wood art through the lens of modern luxury

 
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a  JEWELRY LINE USING METAL EXTRACTED FROM OLD TECH HARDWARE

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Data Min'd

a  JEWELRY LINE USING METAL EXTRACTED FROM OLD TECH HARDWARE

What is the environmental cost of technological freedom?

 

50 million tons of e-waste are produced each year as the tools that breed creation simultaneously spur the environmental waste of consumerism. The polarity of this struggle is exemplified as Khởi struggles to swim through a massive invasion of human “stuff” in its water and environment.

Khởi was rendered by a 3D artist in Fashion4Freedom’s Designers & Artisans Collective. Much like Khởi, we struggle to maintain old methods, while also encouraging young artists and designers to blend new with old rather than to simply retire the past. Khởi is the fusion of old and new methods in jewelry making. Through creative negotiation and careful processes we acquire precious metal mined from old technology, including discarded phones, computers and tablets, to weld a statement affirming the aesthetic value of a consciously designed supply chain.

Our process of jewelry creation is called Data Mining since much had to be researched and learned to create a more conscientious method of using precious metal. We are literally mining old data to breath new life into our creative aspirations.

Khởi is the first piece in Fashion4Freedom’s SWARM collection. SWARM is a construction of select migratory, fluid creatures designed to debate the value and cost of migration especially of those made by humans in an attempt to find better resources. While fish, beetles, butterflies and birds migrate to sustain and recreate, in what direction are humans swimming? Analogous to our designs which are to be valued through cultural footprint, embodiment of a time past and reverence for nature, we have created the Khởi who swims upstream, against the current of artificial ‘progress’.

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Saigon Laundry


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Saigon Laundry


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FOR MEN

USING A CLEAN AND RESPONSIBLE SUPPLY CHAIN


FOR WOMEN

FROM THE ANCIENT IMPERIAL REGION OF HUE, VIETNAM

 
 
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