Singapore’s fashion collective, Chota House Collective, recently launched 3 new designs in collaboration with Singapore’s critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and producer, Charlie Lim.
Known for crafting quality ready-to-wear pieces that withstand the rapidly changing times, Chota’s classic-contemporary approach encapsulates historical inspiration with modern influence. Products are made locally in Singapore, with thoughtfully curated textiles and completed with intricate design details; the fabrics and sewing techniques used for this collection are natural and handmade, enhancing their durability.
Furthermore, exclusive pieces in limited quantities for each design are produced in order to preserve resources and avoid waste. Within the Charlie Lim x Chota House Collection, there are just 3 designs – two of which are classic Japanese Noragi jackets in black linen and Sashiko denim, and the third being a pair of versatile Sashiko Ragi tie-shorts.
“I’ve been a big fan of Andrew’s designs and Chota’s ethos for a long time,” says Charlie. “I remember chancing upon his store 10 years ago when I was in university, and bought a pair of pants from him which I wore to the ground. I’ve been supporting him ever since, and getting to work on these pieces with him was quite special. Everything Andrew does is with so much care and detail, and he pays a lot of respect to the fabric. More importantly, he isn’t afraid to go against trends and just stick to his vision, which I love.”
“Charlie has been a close friend and long-time supporter of the brand since Chota’s early years,” says Andrew of Chota House. “He’s been fond of our Noragis, which led to this home-grown collaboration. We went through several design iterations while sourcing for suitable materials for about a year or so before finding something that would reflect his style and quiet-but-cool demeanour. I hope people will appreciate what we have curated for them.”
The Charlie Lim x Chota House collection is now available online.