The EO brand by Edric Ong is in the forefront of Eco-Fashion and Slow Fashion, consciously working with communities of weavers and crafts artists to create and market ‘hand-made’ designs. Based out of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, the unique fashion of Edric Ong combines a touch of the ethnic and oriental with the contemporary; innovative styles with creative use of hand-woven silks and cottons.
He is a multi-awarded Malaysian designer of natural dye textiles, fashion and crafts having won the UNESCO-ASEAN Crafts Seals of Excellence Japanese “G” mark awards by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organisation (JIDPO).
Edric Ong was named the “Malaysian Designer of The Year 2009” at the Mercedes-Benz/Stylo Fashion Awards in Kuala Lumpur and “Global Influencer” in 2016.
The Edric Ong Spring Summer 2023 Collection features the unique textile techniques of the indigenous Iban women weavers of Sarawak namely “pua kumbu” (ikat), “pua sungkit’(discontinuous supplementary weft); “pua pilih’( floating weft); and “pua karap” ( continuous weft) combined with hand spun hand-woven silks and knitted hemp. Some are rarely seen nowadays and all are one-of-a-kind pieces. The unique rattan ‘topi tunjang’ hats and the hand-made accessories are also a signature style of Edric Ong.
Photos: Shahid Malik
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