Pink Dot is returning to Hong Lim Park on 18 June 2022, after two years of online-only activations. The event has grown leaps and bounds since its inception in 2006, with this year being the 14th Pink Dot event to grace Singapore. Touted as one of the most successful pro-gay rights movements locally, its objective has always been simple yet meaningful: gathering people, dressed in pink outfits, to celebrate the idea that everyone should have the freedom to love.
To date, Pink Dot has seen approximately 20,000 to 30,000 attendees collectively come together to show unity and solidarity for the LGBTQ+ community. And on the fashion front, many have arrived in various shades of pink to declare their unwavering support and stand with the cause. With topics like authenticity and diversity being at Pink Dot’s forefront, how does style, streetwear, in particular, mirror the same notion?
One can look to the early roots of streetwear to realise its affinity with self-expression. In particular, the championing of human rights, compassion, and democracy through streetwear houses like Supreme and The North Face—some of the many brands that give back to the LGBTQ+ community through inclusive designs and collaborations. In a nutshell, streetwear has always been about being unapologetically yourself and being real: a key value Pink Dot has talked about since its humble beginnings.
With only a few weeks to go to this year’s Pink Dot, we can only expect its return to be bigger, brighter, and bolder. For those looking to be decked out in maximalist looks, or quieter, pink hues, Vogue Singapore rounds up some of the most electrifying and fashion-forward outfits that you can gain style cues from, streetwear edition. Heads up: prepare to make a sartorial statement along the bustling, lively streets of our little (pink) dot, too.
Pair a lattice bralette with a fuzzy cardigan for subtle sensuality.
Elevate a casual foundation of classic denim and a tank top with a pink bolero thrown over the shoulders.
Billowy, frothy dresses are a deliciously playful attempt to feel comfortable and confident while moving about.
Easy and fuss-free—graphic co-ords will instantly save you time on unwanted fashion dilemmas.
Go bright or go home: layer a bright pink blazer set with a graphic t-shirt on the inside.
All out ’90s
Reinterpret maximalist pink dot outfits with splashes of rainbow tie-dye instead. Add a slouchy factor with baggy, ’90s denim for maximum comfort.
Channel your inner femme fatale with loud colours, playful cut-outs, and iridescent earrings.
Burst of bubblegum
Juxtapose bubblegum pink pants and a crochet pastel blue sweater with broken-in Vans à la the indie skaterboy.
Break gender norms and express yourself with pink camo-inspired prints, a flowy skirt, and patterned, flared pants for a layered look.
Brighten tough, leather cargo pants with a soft, gentle pink blouse and a multicoloured scarf.