Telling stories with clothes

Leonard Choo (above) designed the costumes for Wild Rice's Merdeka (left), which runs till Nov 2.
Leonard Choo designed the costumes for Wild Rice's Merdeka (above), which runs till Nov 2.PHOTO: RUEYLOON FROM WILD RICE
Leonard Choo (above) designed the costumes for Wild Rice's Merdeka (left), which runs till Nov 2.
Leonard Choo (above) designed the costumes for Wild Rice's Merdeka, which runs till Nov 2.PHOTO: COURTESY OF EDDIE WAN

Not many Singaporeans can claim to have bought exquisite fabrics and costumes for the prestigious New York City (NYC) Ballet. It was a dream job Leonard Choo was sorry to leave.

He was due home to fulfil his commitment to the arts sector here. Graduating with a master's in fine arts from Boston University in 2014, he is the first National Arts Council Arts Scholarship recipient to study costume design.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 18, 2019, with the headline 'Telling stories with clothes'. Print Edition | Subscribe