Mah – Mad About Hue – is a new Singapore-based fashion label by designer Ondina Montgomery that focuses on creating scarves in colourful prints based on combining art and science.
The 2013 range entitled The Quaintrelle Collection is based on images from crystal artworks by Academy and Emmy award-winning wildlife cinematographer Dr. Jim Frazier explains Ondina.
Two examples of new Singapore-based fashion lable Mah's printed scarves
Using particular techniques, Dr Frazier’s works make large crystal formations that can be manipulated to create all sorts of weird and wonderful images; a glass plate is used as a canvas and the crystals become the paint.
Ondina then uses these images as the basis for the prints that are transferred onto various high quality materials in either digital, screen-print or woven form; Mah also works closely with regional rural communities to utilise their traditional weaving and natural dyeing techniques. The scarves are almost entirely handmade; each one is hand-finshed.
“For me, the scarves reflects a constant dialogue between the artist's work and the materials I involve which becomes the canvas telling a story that takes you on an amazing journey,” says Ondina. “I'm always aware of the details in my surroundings and I spend time each day searching for beautiful and unusual things that later I use as inspiration in my projects. I believe it is the little things in life that people remember”.
More examples of Mah's printed scarves featuring Australian model and science journalist Gemma Conroy
The limited edition Mah scarves have already been showcased at various art exhibitions and the brand is using Gemma Conroy, an Australian model and science journalist based out of Sydney, for its campaign images.
For a truely unique accessory, Mah’s The Quaintrelle Collection scarves are well-worth a look.
Mah scarves can be bought via the brand’s website at www.mahcollection.com. You can follow the brand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MAHcollection; on Twitter at @MAHCollection and on Pinterest at pinterest.com/madabouthue. For more information about Dr Jim Frazier, go to www.facebook.com/theaussiewhobaffledtheworld.