Brand Spotlight: An Interview With Just Gaya's
Photo credits: @zebrajojophotography
Words by #thewyldboss
"When WYLD initially decided on taking a permanent retail space we wanted to find partners to bring on board that had products / brands that were distinctively different to our current offerings. We had worked with and alongside Gaya at previous events and pop-ups and it was her attitude and passion for her brands, product knowledge and dedication that attracted us to her.... the fact that her products were distinctively different, yet complimentary were just an added bonus. We are so grateful to Gaya for not just taking a chance on us as a company, because let's face it, "RETAIL" is risky business. But for the last year she has championed WYLD and welcomed in her wonderful customers and works always with open arms to our WYLDones & has embraced our crazy WYLD way!!! (cos she a lil' crazy too lol)". xx, kb
So as a dedicated partner of theWYLDshop, it's a pleasure to introduce you to Gaya Subramaniam.
Gaya started her multi-label company in 2015 and Just Gaya’s has since been committed to supporting and preserving the craft of handmade products. Just Gaya’s is well known for her colourful tassel earrings, but she has a plethora of amazing colourful accessories & dresses from brands like Nala Designs, Frankitas, Fugeelah from Malaysia and Isle & Tribe from Australia.
She believes in helping the environment and giving back to society. Her Frankitas bags and clutches are all made with plant-based dyes to reduce toxic waste and her elegant Fugeelah earrings are consciously produced by working-age refugee children in Malaysia to pay for their education. Besides selling beautiful artisanal pieces, as a brand, Just Gaya’s aims to be sustainable and conscious by re-using materials as much as they can.
You can find a wonderful selection of Just Gaya's products in the Joo Chiat Hood at The WYLD Shop @ 412 Joo Chiat Road, The Cinnamon Room @ Holland Village and The Social Space @ Chinatown.
We are excited to annouce that The WYLD Shop @ 412 Joo Chiat Road is the first to carry Nala Designs New Spring 19' Collection.
NALA DESIGNS ~ JALAN JALAN IN THE PARK
JALAN-JALAN IN THE PARK
(“Jalan-jalan” is the Malay expression for “a leisurely escape.”)
Sometimes it takes escape to be inspired. And what better destination for a tranquil respite than the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens. The park is the city’s showpiece of horticulture and garden artistry. With the most beautiful blooms decorating every tree, the inspiration for this collection.
A paradise within a concrete jungle, the Lake Gardens’ only and most iconic tall structure, the Bangunan Parlimen (Parliament Building) cuts a distinguished silhouette in the horizon. It was these walks in the Lake Gardens that afforded the time and space to reflect on new ideas. And jot down chance inklings of what could evolve into an entire collection.
See below for some of the D-vine looks from the collection.
Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions or we'd love to host you in the store and you can try on as many styles as you like!
Check out our interview with Gaya on IGTV @thewyldshop!