There’s a new wave of Singaporean design virtuosos on our shores––check out these brands by our very own local designers.

For chic new threads

Kevin Seah Bespoke

This made-to-measure line has become the premier bespoke tailoring stop for classy gents and ladies alike. Here, you’ll get custom-tailored suits in a full range of materials (suitable for all climates), or tailored shirts made of premium English and Italian fabrics.

Where to buy: Kevin Seah Bespoke. 55B/C Boat Quay, Singapore 049844.


In Good Company

Clean, classy and modern are the hallmarks of the In Good Company label and its selection of chic wardrobe essentials. Mums can even doll their kids up in the Mini Me collection!

Where to buy: ION Orchard. 2 Orchard Turn #B1-06, Singapore 238801. +65 6509 4786.


Ong Shunmugam

For a fashion-forward spin on traditional fabrics and cuts, check out popular womenswear label Ong Shunmugam. Designer Priscilla Shunmugam pushes the envelope of Singaporean fashion with cheongsams in modern silhouettes, and batik-printed pieces made from vintage kimono fabric.

Where to buy: Ong Shunmugam. 43 Jalan Merah Saga #01-76, Singapore 278115


Zhai

Zhai is Singapore’s first boutique carrying carefully researched and curated clothing made from bamboo fibre. Located in the chic haven of Haji Lane, Zhai is the perfect choice for the eco-conscious fashionista.

Where to buy:

Premier Shop. 82 Haji Lane, Singapore 189272. +65 6396 6865.

Tanglin Mall Shop. 163 Tanglin Road #02-26, Singapore 247933. +65 6235 7491.


Carrie K.

Get arty and artisanal with Carrie K., a local jewellery label that makes sleek statement pieces for men and women. Whether you’re looking for sterling silver electroform bowties, or made-to-order pave diamond rings, Carrie K. is bound to have something to your taste.

Where to buy: National Design Centre. 111 Middle Road #02-03, Singapore 188969. +65 6352 2559.


LING WU

The LING WU label crafts beautiful bags fit for the functional and fashion needs of a new generation of independent women. Founder Goh Ling Ling’s design sensibilities are influenced by her family’s garment manufacturing business, set up in the 1970s, from which she’s adopted LING WU’s bold entrepreneurial spirit.

Where to buy:

LING WU STUDIO. 43 Jalan Merah Saga #02-78, Singapore 278115. +65 9696 3118.

TANGS at Tangs Plaza. 310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864. +65 6737 5500.


Azimuth Watch Company

Founded by Singaporeans Alvin Lye and Christopher Long, Azimuth isn’t your run-of-the-mill watch brand. Imagine wearing a timepiece inspired by mid-century science fiction––those are just a few pieces from Azimuth’s Avant-Garde SP-1 range, which also sports designs that mimic racecar dashboards and space shuttles.

Where to buy: KRASNAYA – The Watch Art Gallery, ION Orchard. 2 Orchard Turn #B3-03, Singapore 238801.


By Invite Only

Self-taught designer Trixie Khong started her accessory line By Invite Only in 2009, and it’s since grown into a jewellery label that’s quickly becoming a local favourite. All pieces by the label are hand-crafted in the studio and made for the sophisticated and discerning woman. Only true aficionados of quality hand-made crafts need apply.

Selected designs can be found at:

8twenty8 Nails. 50 Tras Street #02-01, Singapore 078989.


Charles & Keith

Founded by siblings Charles and Keith Wong, this footwear and accessory brand has become the choice pick of the modern Singaporean. Charles & Keith rolls out on-trend, affordable footwear styles each season, ensuring that you’ve got your best foot forward. It’s since set foot in the international market, having opened doors in Japan, Macau and Paris––the brand even graced the red carpet when Game of Thrones starlet Maisie Williams sported a Charles & Keith evening bag at the 2016 Emmy Awards.

Where to buy:

313@Somerset. 313 Orchard Road #02-46/47/48/49, Singapore 238895. +65 6509 5040.

Bugis Junction. 200 Victoria Street #01-06/07/08, Singapore 188021. +65 6338 0537.

Changi Airport Terminal 3. Departure/Transit Lounge North #02-53, Singapore 819664. +65 6446 7283.


For the humble abode

Scene Shang

Scene Shang’s contemporary homeware designs are rooted in Asian heritage. The furniture label works with traditional artisans from all over Asia to create pieces that put forward-looking twists on the homeware silhouettes and stylings of yesteryear.

Where to buy:

Flagship Store. 263 Beach Road, Singapore 199542. +65 6291 9629.

House of Tang. 310 Orchard Road Level 4, Singapore 238864.

Robinsons The Heeren. 260 Orchard Road, Singapore 238855.


A Dose of Something Good

A Dose of Something Good makes candles using natural, quality materials and scents that blend fragrances, natural extracts and essential oils. Candle-maker Robert Upton also adds a personal touch to the candles––every scent is inspired by a unique anecdote or backstory.

Where to buy:

Clarke Quay Central. 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #02-23, Singapore 059817.

Orchard Gateway. 277 Orchard Road #02-02/24, Singapore 238858.

Westgate. 3 Gateway Drive #01-30, Singapore 608532.


Commune

A furniture design and lifestyle company founded in 2012 by Singaporean designer Julian Koh, Commune crafts furniture and homeware with the aim of enhancing the modern Singaporean’s way of life. Commune’s products are made with a focus on affordability as well as the small living spaces typical of city life.

Where to buy:

Flagship Store. 9 Raffles Boulevard #02-52, Singapore 039596.

Paragon. 290 Orchard Road #04-06, Singapore 238859.

Commune Experience Centre. 28 Defu Lane 4, Singapore 539424.

IMM. 2 Jurong East Street 21 #02-06, Singapore 609601.


The GoDown

Browse through The GoDown Store and you’re bound to come across a couple of one-of-a-kind modern and vintage finds. Founder Audrey Lee sources pieces during her travels, bringing wares from all over the world to this homely lifestyle store.

Where to buy: The GoDown. 44 Zion Rd, Singapore 247776. +65 6333 8966.


Supermama

Supermama was set up by local design stalwarts Edwin and Mei Ling Low as a space to support Singaporean designers. The gallery shop collects and curates art and giftware that represent contemporary Singapore culture, such as porcelain plates donning iconic images like HDB flats (public housing apartment blocks by the Housing Development Board) and the Merlion.

Where to buy:

Supermama Gillman Barracks. Blk 47 Malan Road #01-26, Singapore 109444. (By appointment only)

Supermama Flagship Store. 265 Beach Road, Singapore 199544. Daily 11am–8pm.

Shop Tema Hima. 1 Esplanade Drive #02-04, Singapore 038981. Daily 12pm-9pm.


SABRINAGOH

Homegrown label SABRINAGOH is best known for the clean lines and asymmetry that pervade its edgy collections. Founded by local designer Sabrina Goh, the minimalist store carries labels such as ELOHIM by Sabrina Goh, whimsical label A.K.A. Wayward and Korean men’s fashion line M-WANTED.

Where to buy:

SABRINAGOH Flagship Store, Capitol Piazza. 13 Stamford Road #02-14, Singapore 178905. +65 6385 2185.

ELOHIM BY SABRINA GOH, TANGS at Tangs Plaza. 310 Orchard Rd Level 2, Singapore 238864. +65 6737 5500.

ISETAN SCOTTS, Shaw House. 1 Scott Road, Restyle Level 2, Singapore 228208. +65 6733 1111.