Born in Malaysia in 1987, Edmund Ooi grows up in a tailor family, his mother being a tailor inspire Edmund be continue his journey in the clothing industry.
After graduating in fashion design at Kuala Lumpur, where he was awarded two times as ‘Most Promising Designer’ and ‘Best Avant-garde Designer’ at the age of 19, Edmund moves to Antwerp (Belgium) to hone his skills at the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Art. He immediately starts collaborating with Mugler in Paris after two years in Antwerp, which enable him further develop a personal and unique style.
In July 2014, Edmund is ready to start a personal journey in fashion hence launches his namesake men’s collection for season AW2014/15. With his SS2015 collection, Edmund was invited to participate in Pitti Immagine Uomo at The Latest Fashion Buzz in collaboration with Vogue Italia and GQ Italia. A couple months later he is selected for the Vogue Italia X Elite World Model Look collaboration in Shenzhen (China), where the winner dressed in Edmund Ooi’s SS 2015 collection.
In January 2015, Edmund Ooi debuts at Milan Fashion Week, being the third men’s designer to benefit from the support of Giorgio Armani, who hosts the AW15/16 catwalk at his own venue, the ‘Armani Teatro’.
Conjoining flamboyant tailoring with science fiction influences is the brand’s leitmotiv. Paired with healthy dose of Urban, Irony and Sportswear, Edmund Ooi experiments with the reality of menswear and hopes to inject a fresh element into men’s day-to-day wardrobe.