Parco Next Next in Milenia Walk is a special incubator project that helps Singapore fashion designers get out of their workrooms and into the retail arena, and on April 14 and 15, its third cohort of fresh new brands are opening up shop alongside five existing labels’ Spring Summer 2012 collections.

The new labels’ collections were developed under the mentorship of David Wang, vice president of the Textile and Fashion Federation (Singapore), and other industry experts and established Singapore designers like Nic Wong and Daniel Yam.

The 18 new labels include 20:TWOTHREE, 2HB, alexandria chen, ANGELIA, ash, Episene, evenodd, FOON FOONO, FOREWORD, Kae Hana, LION EARL, MASH-UP, Mils, QUAINTHOOD, RÊVASSEUR, Saloni Rathor, Wil.LiaM Atelier and WSDM. An additional five labels come from Parco Next Next’s second cohort of designers and include Arty.Lily, ffayth, eve, Veira and @dress of thoughts.

“Over the two years, the awareness and popularity of Parco Next Next has grown significantly,” says Shuichi Hidaka, the managing director of Parco Singapore. “Shoppers are discovering the sheer amount of fashion design talent that exists right here in Singapore, and I am sure that with this third wave of new labels, they will, once again, find pieces that will delight them.”

On top of the opening of their mini store-in-stores, seven of the new Parco Next Next designers will also be showing at Audi Fashion Festival 2012.Episene, evenodd, LION EARL, MASH-UP, Mils, 20:TWOTHREE and QUAINTHOOD will make their runway debut on May 19, at 2pm, alongside current Parco Next Next designers PAULINE.NING and Veira.

Parco Next Next is located at Milenia Walk, Level 2. Go to www.facebook.com/PARCOnextNEXT for more information.