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Singapore street style: The Designer Files Part 1

SEE PHOTOS: To help celebrate Singapore’s National Day on August 9, herworldPLUS chased down some of Singapore’s best-dressed fashionistas, the creators of fashion labels like Depression, Reckless Ericka, Arc & more
 

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For the whole month of August, to help celebrate Singapore’s National Day on August 9, we’re going to be featuring the most fashion-forward of young Singapore, the designers of fashion labels, in our street style section every week.

Kicking off The Designer Files Part 1, we have the designers and teams behind some of Singapore’s best-known fashion labels – like Depression and Reckless Ericka – plus some emerging brands like Arc and young brands from Parco Next Next; 20:TwoThree, Evenodd, Kae Hanna and Lion Earl.

Stay tuned every week for more super cool Singapore fashionistas from the fashion design industry.

DEPRESSION

Singapore street style the designer files part 1 DEPRESSION

Andrew Low (left), founder and creative director of Singapore fashion label Depression, is wearing Depression Spring Summer 2013 Blackout collection head-to-toe with a bespoke Depression metal pendant necklace, a Bvlgari white gold ring and Bell & Ross watch. Andrew says his favourite thing about Singapore is the Laksa at Park Lane shopping centre food court. Kenny Lim (right), also founder and creative director of Depression, is wearing Depression Spring Summer 2013 Blackout collection head-to-toe with Ksubi sunglasses and a Bvlgari white gold ring. Kenny says his favourite thing about Singapore is Orchard Road
Images: Wesley Kow

ARC

Singapore street style the designer files part 1 ISLEAN VALATH for ARC

Islean Valath, the designer of new Singapore fashion label Arc, is wearing a skirt from the Arc Autumn Winter 2013 collection with a top from H&M or Topshop – she couldn’t remember which one – and shoes by Gianmarco Lorenzi. Her necklace and rings are from Lovisa, one of her favourite places to shop, and she’s carrying a spiked leather clutch from Depression. Islean says that her favourite thing about Singapore is the fact that it’s very transient: “People come and go, buildings go up and come down, things are always changing, there’s always something new to discover.”
Images: Wesley Kow

RECKLESS ERICKA

Singapore street style the designer files part 1 Afton and Louis for RECKLESS ERICKA

Afton Chen (left), the designer of Singapore fashion label Reckless Ericka, is wearing a men’s trench coat from the Reckless Ericka Autumn Winter 2013 collection, a Reckless Ericka shirt from 2010, Muji leggings, shoes from i.t. and a vintage belt. Afton says that her favourite thing about Singapore is her church, New Creation Church. Co-owner of Reckless Ericka Louis Koh (right) is wearing a jacket from the Reckless Ericka Autumn Winter 2013 collection, a Cos polo shirt, shorts by Neil Barrett and shoes by Vivienne Westwood. His watch is Maison Martin Marigela x G-Shock and his bracelet is by Jawbone. Louis says that his favourite thing about Singapore is all the local food from hawker centres, especially Hokkien mee.
Images: Wesley Kow

20:TWOTHREE

Singapore street style the designer files part 1 Genevieve Goh for 20 TWOTHREE

Genevieve Goh, designer of Singapore fashion label 20:TWOTHREE, is wearing 20:TWOTHREE Spring Summer 2013 from top-to-toe, including her rings and bangle; her shoes are a gift from a friend. Genevieve says that her favourite thing about Singapore is the $1 icecream you can buy from the roadside carts.
Images: Wesley Kow

EVENODD

Singapore street style the designer files part 1 Samuel Wong for EVENODD

Designer of Singapore menswear label Evenodd, Samuel Wong, is wearing Evenodd Autumn Winter 2013 top and Evenodd Spring Summer 2013 shorts with shoes from  V Ave Shoe Repair with a cuff by Alexander McQueen and a Rolex watch. Samuel says his favourite thing about Singapore is being able to wake up in the morning and eat hawker food, his favourite is wonton mee.
Images: Wesley Kow

KAE HANA

Singapore street style the designer files part 1 KAE HANNA

Singapore designer Kae Hana is wearing an oversized print tee from her eponymous label’s Spring Summer 2013 collection with a jacket and skirt from H&M; her shoe are from Your Feet Are Gorgeous, her earrings are also from H&M, her ring is Swarovski and she’s wearing a Rolex watch. Kae says her favourite thing about Singapore is the food; but especially cooking Malay dishes at home from fresh ingredients.
Images: Wesley Kow

LION EARL

Singapore street style the designer files part 1 Lionel Low and Hariz Lim for LION EARL

Hariz Lim (left), one of the founders of Singapore fashion label Lion Earl, is wearing a Lion Earl Spring Summer 2013 print tee with Asos jeans, shoes from Topman and a watch also from Asos. Hariz says his favourite thing about Singapore is that the country is “small, safe, cosmopolitan … I can go out at 4am and buy anything I want, a drink, coffee, food.” Lionel Low (right), the designer of Lion Earl, is wearing a Lion Earl Spring Summer 2013 print tee with H&M jeans, shoes from Cheap Monday and a bangle from Asos. Lionel says that his favourite thing about Singapore is chicken rice: “I’m Hainanese!”
Images: Wesley Kow

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