KEITH KEE CRUISE COLLECTION 2017---‘SNOW WHITE, LIGHT BRIGHT’
IN HIS OWN WORDS;
“For my latest holiday last January I opted for the road less travelled. I wanted to visit an off-beat place, rarely visited by Malaysians and out of the tourist radar country. I think most Malaysians have visited London, Paris, New York and of course popular cities near KL like Hong Kong, Taipei, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Tokyo and for sure Bangkok.
“I also had security in mind so wild places like Horn of Africa, Syria and Afghanistan were out of the question. Looking at the atlas, I decided on Iceland, one of the biggest Arctic islands but with the smallest population of around 350,000.
“Iceland is bit bigger than Ireland but world famous for its geysers, volcanoes, hotsprings, lava fields and glaciers. Its capital Reykjavik is home to 80% of its population which is not surprising as much of the land is desolate and barren, the opposite of Malaysia with our tropical forests and dense vegetation! The spelling of their names are impossible to remember and I was never sure of their pronunciation!
“I felt like I was in a refrigerator all the time as it was so cold and such a new experience. I remember clearly admiring the mountains all snowy and white, white, white. So pure, so clean, so magical. It was something I had never imagined before and now I was looking at the magnificent scenery.
“I stared nonstop at shimmering shards of ice and glaciers and icebergs that seemed out of this world as they looked so unreal. I felt Iike I was in the movie ‘Frozen’! But the cold bothered me!
“Each natural formation had its own textures, unique cuts and unusual appearance so wild and wonderful. I wanted to bring a bit of Iceland home to our hot humid land so my cruise collection is wholly white. Even the layerings are white on white with no contrasting colors.
“Light, soft, shimmery white tones. Embellished with touches of embroidery and sometimes cloaked in chiffon capes to realise my visions of angels floating through the cold wintry conditions. Since this collection is for cruising on yachts and seaside holidays the short, sassy, sexy and skimpy clothes are not meant to be worn in Iceland!
“The lack of green vegetation also seemed so weird as I am so used to plants and trees. All seemed so white and wild which made me feel so insignificant as Mother Nature really ruled the land here. I made sure I wore dark, black outfits so I could be seen easily in case I got lost! If I wore white, I would vanish into the landscape!”