The Virtual Fashion Runway Show - We Are Beautiful Like Diamonds In The Sky, organised by Ageing Asia and DGA Threads, was broadcasted as the finale performance of the World Ageing Festival 2020. The runway show aims to showcase a new generation of older people that are willing to embark on new experiences and challenge conventional ageing norms - Ageing is fun, sexy and trendy.
The Virtual Fashion Runway Show will launch Ageing Asia's 2021 Wishing Tree that will support the Art for Seniors Charity Initiative Projects in Singapore that aims to improve quality of life and intergenerational engagement. Purchase an item from our Charity Sale and let the vendor know which wish you would like to grant.
We would like to support projects in Singapore that aims to improve quality of life and joy for seniors and children. Drop us an email to tell us about your wish, purpose and organisation.
The Art for Seniors Project 2021 wishes to raise S$10,000 to create intergenerational activities to paint wall murals at two senior care facilities in Singapore
Ageing Asia's charity initiative is the Art for Seniors Project (Since 2012), that aims to brighten senior care facilities through wall murals, and to promote intergenerational bonding and engagement with the elders. We hope to use art as an affordable way create engaging conversations and create colourful and happier environments for seniors.
Past beneficiaries of the Art for Seniors Charity Initiative include: The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home, All Saints Home, Singapore Christian Home, AWWA Health and Senior Care Centre, Henderson Home by NTUC Eldercare and Geylang East Home for the Aged.
Grant our wishes with a purchase from the charity sale
Preview our beautiful models like diamonds in the sky
Maureen Chua & Edwin Chia
Mrs Tan Chee Koon
Mrs Giselle Kastrup
Mrs Pauline Ong
About the Founder of DGA Threads: Giuseppe De Giosa (Pino)
Giuseppe De Giosa (Pino), a career banker, grew up in the lush landscape of Puglia, Italy.
Pino developed an appreciation for the creative arts, antiquities, and textiles when working in London, mid-80s.
And finally, fell completely in love with Japanese Ikat (Kasuri), various techniques of Shibori(Tie-Dye) and the wide range of antique Japanese silk textiles.
Pino has amassed, over twenty years, original Japanese hand stitched garments. This, then, was the base for his DGA Threads, in Singapore, from 2016.
DGA Threads is in the quaint district of Eng Hoon St in Tiong Bahru, where antique Japanese rolls of fabric and kimonos /jackets find their home.
Pino’s creations go through his attentive observation of the textiles, their qualities, symbolism of the design and colours before being handed over to the skilful hands of local tailors for the sewing.
Thus, art is at work when Pino is processing his thoughts to bring a new life to the textiles in DGA Threads’ inventory.
Purchase an item from our Charity Sale and let the vendor know which wish you would like to grant. The mechanics of this process will be overseen by an advisory board. To make a purchase, contact Ageing Asia and we we will connect you to the vendor. Email us.
The Singapore Shopping Bag
Ageing Asia & DGA Threads (a Singapore based fashion brand of unique wearable art creations) have decided to join forces on an upcoming design project. The main objective of this project is to have artists design tote bags to be sold in the marketplace with the full proceeds of the sale to support local charities via the wishing tree.
The project creation is set in the local context. The theme will be along the lines of “A Typical Day In The City-State”. You will be designing with a child aged between 8 to 12 years old.
The selected artworks( 5 to max 10) will be professionally printed by a local company onto canvas bags. The bags will be made available for sale to private individuals and/or local institutions.
Ageing Asia is sponsoring the production costs of 500 bags. Each bag will be available for purchase at S$20. Contact us for more information.
Delia Prvacki will be contributing a clased stoneware and gold, Embrace a Cause, 2005, Diameter 31 cm, Height 8 cm, to bring in a positive aspect to the show.
Delia’s works are in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, Serbian National Collection Novi Sad, Museum of Ceramics, Porvoo-Borgaa, Finland, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, NUS Museum and Singapore, NTU open space collection, and in numerous private collections worldwide.
Milenko strong dedication and drive for arts can be testified by his long standing career life in LaSalle. He has dedicated himself to bring up fellow art talents, taking it as a lifelong mission for himself. He will be donating an Abstraction for beginners art piece, 2020 digital print on 250gr. Paper. Dimensions of 42 cm x 30 cm.