I am Tak-Lam, the founder of OISAM.
As of now I run OISAM by myself - I design, pattern-cut and produce each garment, and I do everything else that needs to be done to build a fashion brand.
Growing up in an Asian family in Germany I often felt out of place. I lived in between two cultures and didn't know which one I belonged to.
In order to fit in with society, fashion was a tool for me - to express myself and to be seen but also to protect me.
We didn’t have much but we were always dressed well. To this day I still believe that you don’t have to spend a fortune to look and feel good.
Drawing and designing were also a creative outlet which only took a piece of paper and some pencils. This experience is reflected in my approach to design:
limited resources boost creativity.
After graduating with a degree in fashion design and gaining experience working for high fashion brands and other companies I found myself ready to start my own business. It is the beginning of a journey towards a transparent, eco-friendly and fair fashion brand.