Saturday, March 20, 2010

Keok Jay

You can now buy Don Protasio pieces in Phnom Penh. I'm really happy about this and it took me a long time to organize this. You know little 'ol procrastinating me. ;)

My friend Rachel of Keok Jay invited me to stock my line in her store there at Street 240. Keok Jay is a socially conscious enterprise that employs women with HIV. They sell fair trade and environment friendly products. Learn more about them here.

For my line there I decided to do my 'reworked' pieces using the materials of dress linings from vintage clothing. It's part of my 'Lazarus Project'. I had it silk screened with my signature 'Bird' print to add some graphic flair to it. Here's some sample:

I really just wanted an easy shape for my first line there.

I wanted ease and comfort like wearing a tee. It's like CDG PLAY, the concept is not having a concept at all.

It was fun putting the pieces together and making the colors complimentary. It's also one-of-a-kind because the material is unique for that dress alone and the print is hand screened.

What do you think?


toxic disco boy said...

congrats don! manila store next? hehehe.

fuchsiaboy said...

in God's time ;)

Anonymous said...

Cheers DP! were so happy for u! congrats! :))

fuchsiaboy said...

thank you! ;)