Song For The Mute

Lyna Ty and Melvin Tanaya, cofounders of Australian label Song For The Mute (SFTM) hold self-empowerment at the core of their sophisticated label. “Song for the Mute is an attempt to re-infuse some passion and belief that makes clothing worth wearing,” said Tanaya.

The classic with a twist SFTM garments begin with a fabric, which is then manipulated to construct comfort and werabilty. As creative director, Ty is inspired by each piece of fabric to create deeper meaning as well as quality apparel. New shapes and styles are developed by testing fabric for intrigue as well as practicality. As managing director, Tanaya sees the importance of deeper meaning in SFTM. “Coming from an Asian background, creativity is often seen as a dead end,” said Tanaya. Friends since secondary school, Ty and Tanaya have an equal desire to celebrate design and creativity.

SFTM has a flagship store located in Glebe, Sydney, with seasonal collections exhibited at Paris Fashion Week. SFTM has a refined list of online and in store sockitsts. For more information, email