Here are our favourite cult tee labels right now on some of Singapore’s hottest street dancers

by Valerie Wong  /   April 17, 2020

From training gear to fashion statement, and even a way to represent a crew, the T-shirt plays a vital role in street dance. Collaborating with our very own budding young creatives from Lasalle College of the Arts, we captured six young dancers in their element, and some of the hottest tee labels right now.


On her: Print logo T-shirt, $120, Paccbet at Dover Street Market Singapore

Dance experience: 16 years
Dance styles: Ballet, hip-hop and waacking

Describe your personal style
Feminine, old, experimental

How does your dance style influence the way you dress?
I’m influenced by how ladies dress during the disco era. I gravitate towards things like boot-cut or flared pants, which are not so commonly seen nowadays.

Favourite shopping haunts
I like going to vintage marketplaces, and shopping online on Dolls Kill or Pomelo.

Your style inspirations
English model Suki Waterhouse, American singer Aaliyah, and American actress/model Devon Aoki

Go-to way to style a tee
I like it hanging and baggy, but I’ll do a French tuck if I want to show my hips when I dance.

On her: Banmian T-shirt, $35, Wet Tee Shirt at Naiise

Dance experience: 8 years
Dance styles: Urban, femme, hip-hop, and ballet

Describe your personal style
Cheerful and relaxed.

How does your dance style influence the way you dress?
I usually wear baggy clothes when I dance because it’s so comfortable. That’s why I’m usually in either a baggy bottom or top, or relaxed-fit overalls.

Favourite shopping haunts
Nike, Adidas, Fashion Nova

Three fashion items you can’t live without
Big hoops, baggy/flowy bottoms, white shoes

Go-to way to style a tee
Tying a knot in the middle/side or just tucking in at the back

On him: Graphic T-shirt, $110, Youths In Balaclava at Dover Street Market Singapore

Dance experience: Five years
Dance styles: Hip-hop and popping

Describe your personal style
I’m influenced a lot by today’s streetwear – vintage, oversized clothes. But I also have days when I feel like I want to look a little bit more presentable or “dressed up”.

How does your dance style influence the way you dress?
I take a lot of inspiration also from older hip-hop dance movies like You Got Served. I like keeping the essence of the style, which includes the variety of colours and oversized cuts. This includes sportswear like basketball jerseys etc.

Where do you usually shop?
Nike, Asos and vintage stores

Biggest style inspiration
@gullyguyleo on Instagram. His outfits are a combination of streetwear and dressy, something that I relate to.

Three fashion items you can’t live without
Nike Airforce 1s, an oversized windbreaker, and baggy pants

Go-to way to style a tee
I enjoy layering, even though it might not always be practical in Singapore’s weather. I’d throw on a light outerwear, like a shirt or a windbreaker, over my tee, though making sure the design is simple so that it doesn’t take all the attention away.

On her: Armageddon T-Shirt, $220, Aries at Dover Street Market Singapore

Dance experience: 20 years
Dance styles: Hip-hop, Afro fusion, jazz, contemporary,
and urban choreo

Why do you enjoy the dance styles that you do?
Different dance styles have their own history and I am always curious to learn more about them. Ultimately, these styles represent different parts of my personality, and I feel good when my soul connects to the music and dance.

Favourite shopping haunts
Judge, for street dance style; 67 arrow, for casual fashion; Ghetto Honey for vintage finds; and Vii&Co, for feminine looks.

Biggest style inspirations
Japanese choreographer Rie Hata and American blogger Ms.Crisssy.

Three fashion items you can’t live without
Cropped top, jumpsuit and jeans.

Go-to way to style a tee
I love ’90s fashion and the ladies of TLC are my style icons. My favourite looks of theirs include an oversized T-shirt with jeans, or a tiny top with wild pants. Even though how I wear a tee would really depend on my mood, I always aim to be the most stylish one.

On her: Vintage T-Shirt, $50, Stussy at Oh Shat (Instagram: @oh.shat_)

Dance experience: 18 years
Dance styles: Ballet, hip-hop and swag

Describe your personal style
I’m someone who chooses comfort over everything else when it comes to dressing up. Outside of dance, my go-to pieces of clothing would be culottes and cropped tops.

How does your dance style influence the way you dress?
Because of hip-hop, I love wearing baggy tops and bottoms. And since I’m dancing almost every day, it has become a daily look for me.

Where do you usually shop?
Asos, Nike and JD Sports.

Your style inspirations
I look up to this Japanese dancer called Rie Hata.

Three fashion items you can’t live without
Hoops, bandeau top and culottes

Go-to way to style a tee
I would tuck it in my pants and wear some kind of outerwear.

On him: Famous Underwear T-shirt, $65, Dime at Dover Street Market Singapore

Dance experience: 5 years
Dance style: Hip-hop

How does your dance style influence the way you dress?
I don’t wear fitting clothes any more, except on formal occasions. Instead, I tend to opt for loose clothing, especially if it has a vintage look. I won’t feel restricted when I dance, and it’s also fashionable for the street.

Favourite shopping haunts
For tops, mostly from thrift stores. For bottoms, I head to Uniqlo because the cutting fits me better. For sneakers, Nike (including Jordan) is a win for me.

Three fashion items you can’t live without
My necklace, vintage tees and sneakers.

Go-to way to style a tee
With a necklace and denim jacket or utility vest. If I’m going for a clean look, I would leave it as it is, or tuck it into my pants.

​PHOTOGRAPHY Dionne Leow
ART DIRECTION Akashdeep Bal
STYLING Gagandeep Singh, assisted by Sabrina Elman
HAIR & MAKEUP Nikki Fu

This article was first published in Her World’s April issue.