For our latest collection, we worked with two of Cambodia's most prominent traditional and contemporary dancers as models, Tola Chap and Belle Sodhachivy Chumvan. Tola has practiced traditional dance since she was very young, and is a dancer at the Royal Ballet of Cambodia. Belle is known as Cambodia's most renowned contemporary dancer, and now choreographs and teaches dance in Phnom Penh as well. Both have been invited to perform on stages around the world, and we were lucky to get a chance to work with both of them right after a long trip to Japan. We hoped to highly the comfort and simultaneous elegance of tonlé's clothing through dance and movement - and celebrate the gentle colliding of contemporary and traditional Cambodian inspiration in our design. 

October 24, 2016 by Rachel Faller

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nancy gammons

nancy gammons said:

Beautiful!

gena d

gena d said:

Think its wonderful what you do even tight down to promoting the artists in the community

ani

ani said:

how unfortunate that you have left OUT women/people larger than a US 14

Jana Beagle

Jana Beagle said:

So glad to see the video on FB about your zero waste use of textiles and fashion! You empower women, are planet-friendly, and put out some great looks! Incredible vision! Love!

Patty Wright

Patty Wright said:

Such beautiful young women, and, the clothing looks so comfortable. Love your story!

Mary-Ellen Craig

Mary-Ellen Craig said:

Absolutely LOVE this…the styles and the whole idea!! well done! Wish I could see them in Vancouver Canada!!

Gloria Amaral

Gloria Amaral said:

Just saw the Huffington Post video. Congratulations on making a difference in this world. Would love to get my hands on some of your amazing pieces.

Theresa MacDonald

Theresa MacDonald said:

Just love this concept!

mary maloney

mary maloney said:

Love your concept Why aren’t you in Toronto?

Symone Baskerville

Symone Baskerville said:

The images that came from this shoot are amazing ! love all the movement :)

Susan Friar

Susan Friar said:

Thank you so much for creating this wonderful business which speaks of a model we all need to embrace in life.

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