Vin and Omi
About Vin and Omi
Vin + Omi are Fashion and Multi Media Designers who work internationally. Their fashion work spans film, television, music and one-off creations. Vin + Omi have recently completed their first two high end fashion collections Moth and Chrome.
The new clothing label VO is their alternative clothing line which will be launched in 2013 which touches on the duo’s early background in nightclubs and current interest in urban art.
Studio Vin + Omi also designs products, public artworks, interiors and large scale projects and acts as Creative Directors on a range of international projects and collaborations.
About the collaboration with BYDFAULT
The discussion with BYDFAULT started in June 2012 after an article about Vin and Omi was published on Design Juice. After many passionate emails about fashion, music and clothing between Vin and Stephane it became obvious that both wanted to do something together.
The design Vin and Omi created for BYDFAULT supports Sightsavers, a 501 (c )(3) non-profit organization. Sightsavers works to combat blindness in developing countries, restoring sight through specialist treatment and eye care.
Vin and Omi History
Vin has a background in sculpture working mainly with experimental materials; he exhibits, and is collected, worldwide. He also is Director of a public art agency and renowned Arts Consultant to many institutions such as the Royal Historical Palaces. Omi started his career as a celebrity, artistic and fashion photographer before co-founded a newspaper in his native Singapore winning awards for his journalistic news coverage.
In their first year as a collaboration, the duo were invited to launch Creative London in 2004 and showed a collection of high end fashion latex garments. They went on to develop a new latex hybrid fabric and accessories range and received an award from The National Endowment for Science and Technology.
Vin + Omi soon were working on collections for many fashion labels challenging the concept of wearable fashion and developing the role of latex in wearable collections.
They went on to develop strong connections with the film and music industry in the USA and have designed clothing for many major creative figures and worked on a wide range of creative projects. Their work is shown and archived in museums internationally.
Today, Vin + Omi’s works spans interior design, product design, art and design and consultation internationally. They are currently working on projects in Dubai, the USA and Europe. But first and foremost their passion is … fashion.
Their fashion work is art led which combines Vin’s sculptural aesthetics and Omi’s unconventional methods of garment construction which merges together with the duo’s sense of fun and bold statements.
After building a large fan base and strong foundations, Vin + Omi will be launching their ready to wear collections, and later this year a Vin + Omi Classic collection and a Kids collection and accessories line will follow. Alongside these main collections, Vin + Omi will also launch a diffusion line VO by Vin + Omi for the fearless dresser.