Singapore turns 50 this year, and the nation has amassed a bumper crop of homegrown labels.
If you’re a fashion fan, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking from the array of homegrown designs in womenswear, menswear and accessories here.
‘Whimsical’ and ‘playful’ best describes hansel's founder Jo Soh’s style. Her eye-catching designs strike a balance between modern and vintage, and are great for everyday wear.
In Good Company by designers Sven and Kane Tan focuses on women’s basics in neutral shades. It produces six capsule collections a year – perfect for those who love mixing and matching.
One fine example in menswear is shoemaker and designer Edwin Neo, who set up Ed Et Al. His forte is in bespoke men’s dress shoes, featuring excellent craftsmanship and quality material.
Tailoring is an important aspect of menswear and K by Kevin Seah is one of Singapore’s most prolific bespoke tailors, offering truly timeless pieces.
For something more irreverent, there’s Depression. Asymmetric drapes, cape dresses and more – these are some of the statement-making pieces you can expect from founders Andrew Loh and Kenny Lim.
Helping to complete all these great outfits are accessories brands like Carrie K by artisan jeweller Carolyn Kan, who makes beautifully crafted pieces.
There’s also Ethan K and Kwanpen, two labels offering premium handbags made from exotic skins like crocodile.
Not forgetting Saturday, by designers Nic Wong and Daniel Loh, a casual-wear label with a chic, minimalist style.
With exciting retail offers coming your way, there is no better time to visit Singapore and buy local. Join in the celebrations, and experience the best the city has to offer.