The world has abruptly come to an end. While sifting through wreckage, visiting aliens uncover charred remnants of silver jewellery. Such is the world of Singaporean designer Shing's Argentum, a post-apocalyptic rebirth from ashes and radioactive snow, steeped in ancient hand craft. Her S/S 2005 collection, "Black, White and Scarlet", pairs oxydized and matte silver bracelets, chokers and chains with fine rubber. For cursed love-bound romance in the attic.
Caution: watch out for her signature suicide tag, a tiny razor-sharp edge in case of emergency spleen. Her loyal customers confess an unhealthy pleasure in that feature.
Mad Max meets Nick Cave, meet the necro-romantics. The St-Martins trained designer's latest AW2005 collection, "Still Life", is inspired from the Pere Lachaise cemetary in Paris: love, death and eternity wed in morbid abandon, silver, lace and onyx.