BOUTIQUES X SGFW
Of this edition, Tjin Lee, Chairman of SGFW, said “We are delighted to be partnering with Boutiques Fair for the upcoming November edition, which takes place just one week after SFW. Having seen the quality of both exhibitors and consumers attending Boutiques Fair, we are excited about opening new doors to Singapore designers to boost both awareness and sales to a wider audience. We hope to foster an east-west exchange where we connect local brands and consumers with the international shoppers at Boutiques Fair to our mutual benefit.”
SGFW PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS
CHI CHI VON TANG
Singapore-based independent fashion brand, CHI CHI VON TANG, will be making its SGFW debut this year. Melding a quintessentially Asian aesthetic with a modern Western edge, the collections fuse contemporary street wear with luxury materials and finishings, and focuses on statement jackets. CHI CHI VON TANG is created by former model and founder of online retailer Gnossem, Lisa Von Tang.
Local accessories label ALT, by jewellery designer Angie-Lai Tay, will return to SGFWA this year in collaboration with Official Educational Partner, LASALLE College of the Arts, to present the ALT X LASALLE Showcase. ALT jewellery is made with pride in fair trade workshops in Cambodia, by artisans seeking a fair and dignified livelihood.
Nida Shay is a ready-to-wear line by Abu Dhabi-born, Singapore-based designer Nida Tahir Shaheryar. Originally an Economics graduate of the University of Manchester, Shaheryar decided to pursue her love of fashion dreams instead at Parsons School of Design in Paris, before launching her own label, marrying flattering, sleek cuts with intricate hand embellishment and embroidery.
THREADBARE & SQUIRREL
Offbeat and an advocate of supporting local, threadbare & squirrel is a collective of local labels ranging from established clothing line Max Tan to emerging jewellery designer Eden+Elie. This edition, threadbare & squirrel will showcase the new collections of Amado Gudek, Eden+Elie, and Freda D Parfum.
MATTER is a socially motivated lifestyle brand connecting communities to opportunity, creating travel ware with stories to tell. Their mission is threefold – to foster designer-artisan collaborations, inspire consumers to value provenance and process, and pioneer industry change and sustainability for rural textile communities.
HOUSE OF SHEENS
Founded in 2012, House of Sheens is a luxury lifestyle brand that endeavours to deliver high quality and enduring style to women of particular taste. Prints, bold colours and subtle elegance are signature features of the brand. Every piece is crafted by regional artisans within Southeast Asia.
Conscious of the effect that our surroundings have on the evolution of our culture, ONE.61 marks a new era in the appreciation of Asian applied arts in fashion. Fusing modern art forms with traditional building techniques, ONE.61 is a nod to the crafting traditions of Southeast Asia combined with the evocative architecture, interior, and industrial design which adorn modern Asia.
Simone Irani was born in Mumbai, lived in London and has called Singapore home for over 30 years. A self-taught designer, she has carved a niche for herself in the women’s resort wear industry in Asia since 2004. Simone has a passion for rich prints, light fabrics, and special cuts. Her signature pieces are her striking hole kaftans, unique sari pants, and bold-printed silk maxis.
YING THE LABEL
Ying The Label abides by the philosophy of ‘less is more; odd is beautiful.’ Signature features of the brand include the original, self-painted prints designed by designer, Li Ying; origami-inspired detail, and a splash of colour in all her collections. Inspired by the everyday, the label focuses on striking the balance between simple and statement pieces for ready-to-wear collections.
Helmed by style icon and blogger, Beatrice Tan, Klarra prides itself on its sophisticated yet utilitarian designs for women who value aesthetics as much as functionality. Klarra is now recognised as a prominent player in the local fashion industry, with clients from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, United Kingdom, and more.
Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery marries artisan-crafted jewellery with playfully provocative design to challenge traditional notions of what makes something precious and desired. Their jewellery tells stories that celebrate the beauty of imperfection and marvel at the mundane in everyday life. Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery’s collections are aimed at men and women with an individual sense of style and those who want to inject some playfulness into their life.
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