From The Straits Times    |

Online independent fashion retailer Gnossem staged a runway show earlier this month at Avalon presenting pieces from its designers. Dubbed Gnossem Goes Global following its London launch, the event also featured a charity concert by British indie duo The Noisettes.

As the home of more than 100 independent fashion and accessory labels, Gnossem provides an online platform dedicated to supporting niche fashion and collaborations. The Gnossem Goes Global fashion runway featured pieces by designers from Australia, India, Malaysia and a growing crop of Singaporeans, including Justin Yap, Carrie K, Dresstronomy and Jaunty Boys.


Fashion enthusiasts with a taste for wearable, high-quality, handcrafted apparel and jewellery will appreciate the practicality imbibed in this showing. Unlike aspirational couture gowns, the pieces by the featured designers were made for stylish, everyday wear.

Mostly separates with a focus on lightweight pants, cropped tops, blazers and camisoles, we saw clean bodycon lines and bold accessories that jazzed up the ensembles. The necklaces by Laruicci and local designer Carrie K stood out against blocks of colours and the semi-precious stones used were striking under the spotlights.  


Even Shingai Shoniwa, the lead singer for British indie band The Noisettes, was decked out in dramatic bling from The vocal powerhouse, who is also Gnossem’s UK ambassador, picked a Toton jewelled collar, a gold Laruicci cuff and Unspoken dress worn as a top for her outfit.

The best part is, all of the pieces modelled in the runway and that Shoniwa wore during the event are available on so check out our picks below then head over and find the pieces that call out to you!

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