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Kaigin Yong for LINEAL Issue No. 4

How do we balance our lives in a world where there is too much noise and too little certainty? Our fourth issue is a series of stories exploring this topic from different perspectives. Follow us on our social media accounts as we publish narratives gradually.

Onin Lorente
Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Editor :
Adrian Ben

Writers
George Andes
John Paul Fernandez
Kanina Ramaniya
Nelissa Hernandez
Vanya Harapan


Cover Story
Photographs by Lenne Chai
Words by Kerry Tinga
Styling by Isabella Chan
Hair by Christvian Wu
Make up by Kat Zhang
Set Design by Angela Zhang
Photo Assistance by Jonathan Tan
Studio : Urban Aperture

SINGAPORE | LONDON | FACES

The Rise Of Kaigin Yong

The Singaporean top model joins LINEAL in a conversation about her illustrious career.

PHILIPPINES | FASHION

Kelvin Morales Honours Filipino Heritage While Pushing Fashion Boundaries

His eponymous label brings fashion forward without forsaking the artisanal traditions of the past.


BORDERLESS — how each one of us is interconnected despite geographical bounds, varying viewpoints or unalike existence.

Enjoy our third issue.

Onin Lorente
Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Editors :
Ilia-Sybil Sdralli
Jaime Gill


Cover Story
Photographs by Sam Crawford
Hair by William Schaedler
Makeup by Mariko Arai
Interview by Ria de Borja

Writers
Kerry Tinga
Jegs Santos
Pratyusha Borgaonkar
Sharrona Valezka
Usha Sophea Janardhan
Vanya Harapan

PHILIPPINES | NEW YORK | FACES

Charlene Almarvez Embodies The Idea Of “Borderless”

Ten years after she moved from Laguna, Philippines to New York, USA, the model reflects on her journey and life.

CAMBODIA | PHOTOGRAPHY

Asymmetry Is A Photo Series Tackling Urban Identities

Mao Sovanchandy challenges viewers to contemplate the tension between architectural development and preservation.

INDONESIA | PHOTOGRAPHY

Turning Melancholia Into Portraiture — How ‘Beyond Grief’ Shows A Photographer Wrestling With Loss

Abdul Razzak Jauhar visualises how losing a loved one is experienced beyond the borders of the dead and the living.

MALAYSIA | SWITZERLAND | PHOTOGRAPHY

Callie Eh Underlines The Meaning Of Happiness Amongst Humanity Through Her Portraits

The Switzerland-based Malaysian photographer fell in love with the magic of photography as she narrates stories of people she met in her journeys.

SINGAPORE | FASHION

The Youths In Balaclava Autumn/Winter 2021 Is A Collection About Finding Empathy In Chaos

The design collective draws on the narrative of scarecrows and their forlorn emotions in the middle of the field, portraying humanity in these challenging times.

THAILAND | PARIS | FASHION

Rukpong’s UNITED Collection Is A Homage To His Thai Heritage

Rukpong Raimaturapong discusses his eponymous brand and his latest collection in collaboration with Maison Michel for the 36th Festival de Hyères.

VIETNAM | MUNICH | PHOTOGRAPHY

“Thirty Days in Vietnam” – Rediscovering A Heritage Through A Visual Diary

In 2020, German photographer Lisa Nguyen booked a flight to her parents’ birth country of Vietnam. With a point-and-shoot film camera in hand, she documented her stay in the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh in a series of images starkly titled “Thirty Days in Vietnam”.


INDONESIA | PHOTOGRAPHY

Identik — Capturing Children’s Bliss Outside The Virtual World

Idealita Ismanto collects visual memoirs amongst shared moments of children to value their personal connections amidst the isolation brought by the pandemic.

indonesia | PHOTOGRAPHY

“Between Color and Voice” — A New Hope For Indonesian Trans Women

Yoppy Pieter documents how Covid-19 affects the marginalised community.

SINGAPORE | FACES

In Conversation: Jasmine Tuan Contemplates Her Journey From Shopaholic To Zero Waste Proponent

LINEAL reunites the advocate with editor Niki Bruce to reflect on our fashion consumption.

thailand | LONDON | FASHION

Venice Wanakornkul Reinvents The Qualities Of Paper To Design Her Clothing Line

Her transformative, metaphor-rich brand breathes life into mundane objects.

CAMBODIA | PHOTOGRAPHY

Vannak Chhen, The Artist Who Reveals His Soul Through Photography

A deep dive into identity, connection, and how emotions and mindsets govern our existence.

PHILIPPINES | PHOTOGRAPHY

Into The Dreamy Photographs Of Inah Mara

Intimate portraits invite us to celebrate the female form.

VIETNAM | SWITZERLAND | PHOTOGRAPHY

Thi My Lien Nguyen Explores Migration Issues In Hiếu Thảo – With Love And Respect

Through a visual project that was created in Switzerland, the photographer finds answers to her questions about ancestry and identity.

INDONESIA | JAPAN | FASHION

In A Gender-Neutral World, Melda Auditia Proposes To Us — Bloom

The Tokyo-based Indonesian designer talks about her graduation collection.

MALAYSIA | FASHION

motoguo’s Spring/Summer 2021 Collection Is A Celebration Of Life

The campaign is photographed by the brand’s long-time collaborator, Zhong Lin.

CAMBODIA | PHOTOGRAPHY

Own Your Waste

Raphael Pech creates a photo series underlining one of Earth’s biggest contaminants — plastic. And it isn’t too late for us to act.

PHILIPPINES | FACES

In Conversation: Solenn Heussaff Shares Her Visual Language

LINEAL brings the artist and Kerry Tinga together, for a dialogue about Kundiman, pandemic life, and finding hope amidst it all.

SINGAPORE | PHOTOGRAPHY

Where Is Home For The Gurkhas?

Zakaria Zainal documents the role Nepalese soldiers play in Singaporean society. The photographer talks to LINEAL.

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