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Break Predictable Fashion Codes with CODE

Break Predictable Fashion Codes with CODE

Singapore, Design –

A wearable leather collection by MINISTRY OF DESIGN in collaboration with BYND ARTISAN, the modular necklace accessory lets you create your look and attitude

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modular necklace in black
modular necklace in pastel
Homegrown creatives Ministry of Design and Bynd Artisan put their heads together to create this flexible modular necklace accessory

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AIMED AT INDEPENDENT WOMEN keen to create their own accessories, Ministry of Design (MOD) and Bynd Artisan conceptually deconstructed the classic tuxedo, distilling it down to a single angular leather module. MOD is known for their sleek architectural and interior design projects. Stationery makers Bynd Artisan has 100 years experience in traditional bookmaking and luxury leather craftsmanship.

modular necklace combination
From single pendant to vest, the combinations are limitless to suit the occasion and your mood

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A starting point for infinite compositions that enables wearers to create infinite compositions by combining modules, CODE is ultimately conceived as a system for creation rather than a singular creation. Petite pendant or commanding vest, CODE also seeks to blur the boundaries between apparel and accessory.

Gift Pack
CODE is made of leather

For CODE’s 2019 debut MOD created the “Launch Edition” based on a 6-module composition available in a trio of tonal attitudes: CODE CLASSIC (S$250) – a pure black composition; CODE SOFT (S$250) – a pastel composition and CODE ALCHEMY(S$300) – a silver and gold composition. CODE expansion kits (S$40 – $60) come in packs of two modular units. CODE is available at Bynd Artisan retail shops and on their website.

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Inspirational women share their stories and the CODE they live by

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ANDREA DECRUZ, Founder, CINQ Studio

Andrea Decruz

What is your CODE?

I have always lived by the code that my mind is a powerful tool. Hence, I could be anything I want; anyway I want. In life, you may be in the worst of times and the worst of situations. But if you let your mind take control, all will be well.

How does your CODE manifest in your style/looks?

Because my mind is such a powerful thing,

I realise that I could be powerful one day, demure the next and fierce the day after.

Tell us about your CODE composition.

I call it a necklace because you can wear it so many ways you want. I personally feel that if you dress in a powerful way – just put on a suit jacket or a good tailored suit, you will feel empowered. I structured this necklace the way I would a suit or a jacket.

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JOY SEAH, Co-owner, Ministry of Design

Joy Seah

What is your CODE?

I think it is really important to distill things to its core and then make that the main thing; to major on the major. That is how I make my decisions, how I think about life and how I dress.

How does your CODE manifest in your style/looks?

I like taking a statement piece and making it the key feature, with everything else being a little more mute.

Tell us about your CODE composition.

I love distilling and focusing, and I wanted to compose a piece that was more centered and essentialised; it also suits my petite frame better.

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PEGGY CHANG, Co-founder, The Tiramisu Hero

Peggy Chang

What is your CODE?

I live by trying to go with the flow, with life, and whatever life gives me. I always try to create balance and always remember to have a little bit of fun.

How does your CODE manifest in your style/looks?

I also tend to go with the flow with my dressing. It depends on how I feel each morning – some days I will dress up like a princess; all feminine. Some days I will just throw on a baggy singlet with bermudas and look like a durian uncle and I will still feel pretty cool and happy.

Tell us about your CODE composition.

I wanted something that is more asymmetrical, something unexpected and I like it as a choker. Unexpected – that is the way to go!

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The Featured Image is presented by Ang Jinyuan, Founder & Creative Director, Style Lease

Story sourced by Carol Kraal. Photographs courtesy of Ministry of Design