IT ALL STARTED WITH THE SIMPLE IDEA
that we live in one of the most inspiring places in the world and all you need to do is look around you.
PATTERNS FROM PARADISE
Nala is a lifestyle brand that specialises in pattern design. Inspired by Asian culture and heritage these patterns are translated to different mediums such as fabrics, wallpaper, handbags, clothing, accessories, home-ware and stationery.
Everything is illustrated by hand and all the designs and colours encapsulate the diversity of South East-Asia.
LIVING IN MALAYSIA
In a country where the landscape changes faster than a theatre backdrop, Kuala Lumpur, a formerly languid colonial outpost has transformed in leaps and bounds. Today, steel and glass structures dwarf once-gargantuan provincial outposts of gleaming copper domes, Moorish architecture and quintessential wooden homes.
Beyond the familiar tourist traps and celebrated selfie spots – often hidden away from modernity – are clusters of the past. Enter a world of spatter-glazed mosaic tiles, angular Art Deco pieces, ornately embroidered kebayas, garden blooms, … Old Malaya is an inspiration in itself. Reminiscent of simpler, laid back, yet more colorful times. Where outdoor entertainment was the weekend highlight; door-to- door food vendors fueled appetites and cultural traditions held proud and high.
THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Lisette Scheers finds her inspiration in Asia’s (Malaysian) heritage and one of her objectives is to preserve the culture that comes with a strong sense of symbolism and stories. Her strength is that everything she does is hand drawn. and because of this, she believes, each pattern and design has a soul. You can feel the love and positive energy that has been put in every design when you are wearing it. They appeal to every walk of life and are ageless.