A Calling and a Career: The Handbags of Ethan K

To hear Ethan Koh describe his youth in Singapore is to be swept off in a fantasy. One sees hot rainwater trickling glassily from the wide, flat leaves of palms. Lush plants in forest green, moss green, spring green, yellow green garland the skyscrapers. Fat fruits lie lazing by tree roots. Chirruping birds and chuckling insects strike up a daily symphony. Sunsets arrive in billows of light. With all of this in mind, you might be forgiven for thinking Ethan has drawn upon these memories to name his latest collection of handbags Mystical Landscapes…