An Eye for Future Fashion

Think Great

Jeanine Cheok, Year 2 Lee Kong Chian School of Business Student

“When I first entered SMU and heard about Slightly Scarlet, I thought it would be a very good platform to showcase my interest in fashion design.

I first picked up fashion design when I was 17 because I’ve always been intrigued by the experimentation aspect of fashion. I like to design pieces that are dramatic and out of the ordinary, to give the audience a show.”


“Sometimes I feel restrained in the everyday clothes that I wear, so fashion design is an avenue for me to translate my crazy ideas into a physical outfit.”


“For example, in the pieces I designed for Slightly Scarlet, I incorporated unconventional materials like rope, plastic and paper! People tend to be surprised when I tell them I make my dresses in my bedroom but the manufacturing of my own designs is extremely rewarding.

I’m very grateful to the organisers for featuring me as the first student designer in Slightly Scarlet 2014. I had such a wonderful experience that I took part in Slightly Scarlet again the following year, as not only a student designer but also an organising committee member.”

I’m not sure how I will move forward in the future with fashion design, but I’m thankful that Slightly Scarlet has given me a platform to pursue and showcase this interest!”

(Featured with Slightly Scarlet models: Claire Teo and Poh Ying Ling)

Tags: community service, fashion, Slightly Scarlet, SMU students, social responsibility