Afterglow is a boutique fashion label. A lot of the inspiration for our designs stem from the daily life in Singapore: that can be tropical plants, the heat, the sea, a view…
But, as we also spend time in Switzerland certain pieces were designed there; so we get inspired also by cows and chocolate obviously.
She definitely has fashion under her skin: before she could speak, she was already choosing her stockings to match her skirt. As a teenager she dressed up and adapted her grandfather’s clothes with cords and belts. Together with her brother she cut out scraps of fabric and sewed clothes for their dolls by hand.
When she became a dressmaker, the world of fashion design and the magic of Paris opened up to her. Her dream? One day to create her own collection.
Everyday life decides differently, Rachel explores the world of fashion by going through every imaginable stage. After a stint in gastronomy, she finds herself in the world of luxury which broadens her knowledge.
Manuela is one of those very few expats who has spent half her life in Singapore. She arrived on this unique island as a very young mother and wife, with absolutely no prejudice or opinion about Singapore. To be young and innocent is actually a blessing in disguise. It took Manuela only a very short while to feel completely at home and accustomed in her new world.
From the very beginning she embraced the life amongst many different cultures and ethnic groups. Being a mother of three, she got involved in the daily school life; being responsible for the school library, organizing reading afternoons and inviting authors to inspire the students. The older her kids got the more Manuela felt she wanted to do something else, not kids or school related.