Ros Pheakdey still remembers the first gown he made – a sheer, black dress – a design he had happened to see scrolling through his Instagram feed in 2013. He made use of materials he had in his home, and with his mother’s old sewing machine, Ros Pheakdey began to sew the dress – not realizing it was the start of his career in fashion.
Twenty-four hours later, Ros Pheakdey was looking at a loose, draping silhouette, a sense of accomplishment washing over him. From the small bedroom with a sewing machine, Ros Pheakdey’s designs are now worn by Miss Universe Cambodia contestants and popular singer and songwriter Suon Socheata, known by her stage name Nikki Nikki.
“Being recognized by people in the entertainment industry, it’s a validation for me to keep going because Skyleros as a brand is being accepted and recognized,” he said.