From the Dominican Republic to NYC, Twins Ng2
How did you both come into the fashion industry?
Since we were little, we both liked to make clothes for our stuffed animals, our only supplies were our own used socks for fabrics, scissors, needles, and threads. We didn’t know anything about fashion, we just liked to make miniature dresses for our dolls and drawing anime. We shared the same hobbies when we were kids. From high school we started to develop our artsy side, we were into arts and crafts, and painting. As with any seniors at high school, we had a difficult deciding what career to pursue. That’s when our older brother suggested us to try fashion since we were into art, so we persuaded fashion as a career.
How has your Caribbean background influenced your work?
On the contrary, having coming to New York, the city has greatly affected how we view and perceive fashion.
Given that there are two of you, how does this impact your creatives process?
You would think that having two people designing a collection together we would have a difficult time discussing what has to be in the collection, but we are sisters and have pretty much the same sense of style. It is easy for us to work and design together without any problem. Sometimes, if we have a different point of view, we discuss it first.
What’s the inspiration behind your Alteration collection?
We were inspired by fungi especially trametes versicolor often known as “turkey tail” found in mother nature. We fell in love with the diverse colors and the composition of that type of fungi in which we took inspiration for our collection - playing and incorporating different fabrics and different elements to mimic the beauty of the fungi.
What can we expect from Twins Ng2 over the next few seasons?
Right now, we are pursuing our master degree in fashion this coming fall. Continuing our studies in a higher level will help us to develop and explore our creative minds in a different way. Maybe the next few collections would be a totally different view of our designs.
Photographer: Elizabeth Wirija - @elizabethwirija
Model: Atikah Karim - @tiksg