Bonkers for Jonker

fashion September 19, 2017 11:30

By The Nation

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Thai brand Issue takes fashionistas on a new journey to Jonker Street in Malacca’s Chinatown district in its new collection, combining arts and culture for a perfect look.



Jonker Street was once renowned for its antique shops and over the years has turned to clothing and crafts outlets as well as restaurants. The best part of the street is the night market on weekends, which sells everything from tasty treats to cheap keepsakes.

Issue presents the identity of the old port and the street through contemporary twists, adding a rock and roll structure to echo a sense of street wear. The typography in 1980’s style enhances the fabric, which is further decorated with intricate embroidery and Issue’s signature prints. The images of the tiger and eagle symbolising man and woman are also employed to represent freedom and courage.