This has been in the news lately:
Bid to turn Singapore into fashion hub
Oy! I don't want to go into my whole spiel about how fashion encompasses a whole lifestyle & not just an industry, & that you need to encourage sharing of ideas & an open environment to nurture creative industries etc.
And compounded with our year-round tropical weather and the fact that we don't really have much of a domestic industry anymore, i doubt we are poised to take over as Asia's fashion hub anytime soon.
HOWEVER, there have also been a number of young local designers featured in the press recently & I have been taken with this particular one: ELOHIM by Sabrina Goh.
The designs, styling & overall look of the label are right up my alley. I love the edgy, structured cuts & the dark outlook! The styling in her photoshoots is definitely up to par with the fashion mags. You can definitely see that she had put a lot of thought into her whole collection. And last of all, the prices are really affordable, ranging from $39.90 - $200.90 for everything from knit tops to necklaces to jeans and dresses.
You can purchase her clothing on her website or at these stores which also sell other local labels like Reckless Ericka:
Soon Lee at 56 Haji Lane
Blackmarket at 19 Jalan Pisang
Go check it out!!