There’s no denying streetwear’s significance within the fashion world. At the forefront of normalising streetwear in luxury stands the late Virgil Abloh, the trailblazing creative director who effectively blurred the lines between the two genres of style. The style’s infiltration onto the runways and into our wardrobes might just be an indication of how we’re coming to embrace versatility and utilitarianism in our everyday lives.
With plenty of streetwear brands popping up left and right, it’s about time we give some love to our local fashion talents. Thinking beyond the usual fare so commonly seen throughout streetwear, these homegrown labels are redefining the local fashion scene and bringing forth their own interpretations of it to our little red dot.
From grungy denim designs to innovative fabrics, there’s no limit to what these Singaporean labels are pushing out—below, here are five founded-in-Singapore streetwear labels that deserve a celebration of their own this National Day.
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Ther Yang is an independent label that offers up innovative classics made out of alternative fabrics. Their 2021 collection, Touch, was all about conveying the social anxiety and distance between humans during the peak of the pandemic. It also featured Tyvek temperature-sensitive fabrics.
If you’re looking to add time-honoured and classic silhouettes to your wardrobe with a contemporary twist, Ther Yang’s collection of minimalist designs are sure to blend in seamlessly with your style, regardless of your preferred aesthetic.
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Founded to create quality and ethically made garments, Möbius Mise is melding old-Western and modern-Japanese styles to create their own unique pieces with the longevity of wear in mind. Their most recent drop? The Settler pant, a pair of custom embroidered denim pants, reminiscent of classic Western embroidery on an au courant silhouette. The denim shade changes over wash and wear, as it’s been hand-dyed and treated in Terra Black, a sustainable shade of black derived from organic byproducts.
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See You At One
Created with authenticity and quality in mind, See You At One pays homage to one of to streetwear’s defining points—skateboarding. Beyond the clean-cut aesthetic and sleek detailing, the beauty of See You At One’s garments lies in their dedication to creating practical clothes by zoning on technicalities and materials. With authenticity at its forefront, expect to choose from a range of boxy T-shirts and loose fitting pants, as well as accessories like baseball caps and tote bags.
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As one of the pioneers of streetwear in Singapore, Earn Chen and Nicolette Yip’s label The Salvages has gained a massive cult following both locally and internationally. Offering experimental and inclusive designs ranging from apparel to accessories and even footwear, the homegrown brand invokes a sense of nostalgia with its classic vintage alternative approach. Subversive designs aside, the A-list customers of The Salvages also include the girls of Blackpink and G-dragon.
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Fassbender & Mellon Collie
There’s no denying that dyed prints have been rising in popularity as the slow fashion scene in Singapore picks up. Enter: Fassbender & Mellon Collie, a label that’s bringing an experimental touch to naturally dyed garments. Using ice as a medium to disperse dye and create an organic spread of patterns, it takes up to three days for the production of a simple dyed tee. It’s worth noting that their drops are limited due to the intensive production process—if distressed and tie-dye T-shirts are something up your alley, keep an eye out for Fassbender & Mellon Collie.