South East Asian garments based on geeky themes. Any similarities with existing real life designs are coincidental. If you have or know someone who has the capacity to make any of these designs happen in real life, I'd love to be part of that endeavour.
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- Sharks and sundry -
You know those shark socks? This is way bigger.
Cotton print, with red and white trim.
Printed silk with slight crinkled texture.
Embroidered constellations, star/moon-tasseled shawl.
Lion and phoenix devices stitched in gold on a thin coat, paired with matching songket.
- Heroes and Antiheroes -
WHITE AS SNOW
So spotless and pure.
White silk baju Melayu with rose motif woven songket.
Embroidered Punjabi suit with jagged, slashed, shawl.
Understated black silk baju Melayu with gold trim.
"The finest rockets ever seen; They burst in stars of blue and green."
Embroidered silk baju kurung with tab sleeves and patterned scarf.
Rough cotton baju kurung with patterned dyed shawl.
Minangkabau headdress, embossed velvet baju kurung with shawl.
Silk top and printed sarong.
All puppets on strings.
Embroidered translucent silk ao dai.
Lace kebaya top with baggy rough cotton pants.
Silk top and skirt with metal beaded scarf.
Printed and embroidered Punjabi suit.
- Space operas and giant raksasa -
Cekak Musang style, after the N7 armor. Black velvet ornamentation and red and white embroidery. Motifs based on powers and armor fabric.
"I am the very model of a scientist salarian..."
Dyed silk, embroidered with circuit patterns and motifs based on Mordin's powers.
Regalia fit for a Commander, complete with omnitools.
Modern kebaya, after the ME3 Alliance uniform. Lace trim on coat with power icons.
Suit up in silver and blue, let’s go rack up some headshots.
Based on Garrus' ME3 set. Silver and gold threads worked into blue, with gold insignia from his vigilante days.
ALL SUITED UP
Let's get down to business.
Leather and pleated chiffon top with chrome studs, and leather pants.
20,000 tons of awesome.
Crushed silk bolero with sleeve pockets and wearable LEDs, layered baju kurung with a deep green silk skirt.
Raksasa don't care about your fashion fads.
Super soft asymmetrical hoodie with wearable LED strips, and pleated baggy pants.
CAPE CALM & CHASM
Stay focused and warm.
Thermal-blocking cape with visor and high collar; ombre scarf with embroidery.
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All Mass Effect characters belong to BioWare; credit to Troodon80 for their extensive collection of reference images.
All literary and film characters belong to their respective books and authors, etc.
The aim is not to straight out paste a 2D image onto a baju, but to incorporate the idea through things other than the textile pattern, such as the buttons, trims, shawls, garment cut, and what have you. In other words, I'm attempting to explore and work with the visual language that's already been established for baju, while taking liberties where necessary. I have no training or background whatsoever in textile or fashion design, but see design rule #3. I started this project in 2013 with the basic and Mass Effect designs, and recently added four more sets. Hope you enjoy them!
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