Established in 2009, RECKLESS ERICKA is a Singapore fashion label co-founded by Afton Chen and Louis Koh.
In May 2009, RECKLESS ERICKA debut with a fashion show at Audi Singapore Fashion
Festival, “Blueprint featuring Blackmarket”. The event was held alongside fashion bigwigs Vivienne Westwood, Christian Lacroix and Gareth Pugh. In 2011, RECKLESS ERICKA was picked to showcase at Singapore Men’s Fashion Week in the Singapore Designers’ Showcase. In 2012, RECKLESS ERICKA presented their 1st solo unisex showcase with 40 models at Singapore Men’s Fashion Week 2012. In 2013, RECKLESS ERICKA was chosen to represent Singapore in styleXstyle’s “Asia Style Collection” 2013, a celebration of Asian pop culture, combining fashion and music in an amazing one-day extravaganza. In 2014, the brand showcased in Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2014.
Besides ready-to-wear collections, the Reckless Ericka Studio offers made-to-measure tailoring, hosting customers in an intimate setting with the design team. The brand also does cross disciplinary projects that include packaging, branding, uniforms and costume design.
In 2015, Singapore International Festival of Arts commissioned RECKLESS ERICKA for the project, “The Incredible Adventures of Border Crossers”. The brand designed 148 unique costumes for 22 performers, for the opening of 2015 Singapour en France - le Festival at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France. Festival Director, Ong Keng Sen, created The Incredible Adventures Of Border Crossers, a new performance forged in collaboration with creative talents specialising in design, photography, video and sound (Chris Lee of Asylum, RECKLESS ERICKA, Francis Ng, Brian Gothong Tan, Kaffe Matthews). The sold-out performance was held at the National Museum of Singapore, at a later date on 17th–19th September 2015.
RECKLESS ERICKA subsequently won the “Best Costume Design” at the M1-The Straits Times LIFE! Theatre Awards 2016 for “The Incredible Adventures of Border Crossers”.
RECKLESS ERICKA has been featured in numerous publications. Singapore’s national paper The Straits Times ranked RECKLESS ERICKA as “Top 50 Faces to Watch in 2010”, while The Wall Street Journal Asia dubbed us as “one of the biggest Asian draws” and was picked by Men’s UNO International featured spread.