About The Artist
Angeline Oei • Washington, DC
Clothing & Accessories • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
Founded by Angeline Oei, A.Oei Studio is a bespoke women's clothing line of modern classics and specialty textiles. A.Oei garments are cut on natural fibers like cotton and silk, handmade with customization options. As a self-contained atelier, Angeline creates textile patterns, sources sustainable materials, designs, drafts and sews the garment to completion, prêt à porter. Altogether this process results in a product-experience that is unique, timeless and versatile.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I have developed a unique end-to-end production process where I create textile patterns, design, draft customizable paper panels, cut and sew the garment to completion. My process usually starts with an artwork created through a combination of hand-sketching and digital editing before it is digitally printed onto raw cotton or silk. These printed fabrics visually tell stories and add texture to the garment. I use natural and biodegradable fibers like cotton, silk and bamboo, sourced from Japan, as they are more durable, comfortable and eco-friendly. My design approach is influenced by a culturally diverse background - from sober and conceptual Dutch fashion, Japanese draping, 90s minimalism, and New York street style to traditional Chinese dress styles. At the same time, my work is centered on the customer as we often collaborate on ideas that ultimately reflect and enhance her personal style.