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Support local fashion: See Singapore’s hottest designers

It’s easy to stay in our comfort zone and frequent the same old shopping haunts, but why not switch things up by shopping from one of Singapore’s growing pool of local designers and labels? These are a few of our favourites, offering anything from millinery to handcrafted statement jewellery and more.

Hansel

This well-loved local label ticks all the boxes, with clothing created in flattering and quality fabrics, generous sizing and fun designs.

LION EARL

Featuring artistic prints and clever tailoring, a LION EARL piece will guarantee you look fashion-forward at any event. Sold at gnossem.com, invertededge.com, shopzaozao.com, rsociety.com and hueman.com.sg.

Carrie K

This label specialises in handcrafted jewellery made of sterling silver or semi-precious stones. We love its quirky yet modern designs.

Max Tan

A long-established label offering androgynous and minimalist collections for women.

Ong Shunmugam

This contemporary label offers designs inspired by the traditional cheongsam and using traditional weaving techniques. It’s making waves in the local scene, and was even featured at Singapore Fashion Week.

By Invite Only

Artful rings, necklaces and bracelets handcrafted with semi-precious stones and crystals.

Aijek


Founded in 2010, Aijek’s collections are wonderfully feminine, made from high-quality, natural and sustainable fabrics that age well, such as silk.

Eskpade


Bespoke hats and other headpieces for special occasions, often with a vintage-inspired feel. 333A Orchard Road, #03-20 Mandarin Gallery.

Ling Wu Bags

If you’re after a leather bag, check out Ling Wu’s gorgeous, modern designs in python skin and leather.

Noël Caleb


His name meaning “Christmas Devotion”, Noël Caleb designs colourful but wearable pieces for the loving, joyful and confident.

Elohim by Sabrina Goh 

Drawing inspiration from architectural design, Sabrina Goh features pieces with strong and sculpted silhouettes that are surprisingly wearable and fashion-forward.

Sue Ling Jewelry


Artisan and statement designs by Sue Ling feature creative metal-smithing techniques using precious metals and gems.

In Good Company

This concept label creates casual-wear capsule collections in a palette of colours perfect for Singapore’s climate, from simple shift dresses to crepe camisoles and cotton pants.

The Emporium

The Emporium Group brings together a mixture of one-offs and items from Singapore’s mainstream brands, with stores at #01-84 Millenia Walk and #02-23 Orchard Gateway.

Inverted Edge 


This e-tailer stocks a roster of emerging designers from Singapore and the rest of Asia.

Naiise 


This website stocks plenty of Singapore-based products across tech, art, kitchenware and women and men’s fashion.

 

This story first appeared in LIV’s August 2015 issue.

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