Singapore is home to a thriving community of local fashion brands — from avant-garde designs to eco-friendly fashion, our homegrown brands offer a rich tapestry of styles and inspirations. In this article, we bring you along to discover five Singaporean fashion brands that are pushing boundaries and leaving an indelible mark on the local fashion landscape.

1. VintageWKND

Eileen Tan and Eden Tay. Photo: VintageWKND

If you have a penchant for all things retro, VintageWKND is the brand for you. This Singaporean fashion label takes inspiration from classic eras and transforms them into contemporary pieces with a touch of nostalgia. 

Founded by couple Eileen Tan and Eden Tay in 2015, VintageWKND was created with the intention of sharing their love for vintage fashion with others and reducing textile waste. From vintage dresses and blouses to retro-inspired accessories, VintageWKND captures the essence of timeless fashion while infusing it with modern sensibilities. Their attention to detail and commitment to quality ensures that each piece tells a story of its own, and their most popular items include reworked jeans and colourful racer tops. No two pieces are the same, and that makes every item a little more special.

VintageWKND started shop in their warehouse in Serangoon, which is temporarily closed for now, and has recently opened a new outlet along Haji Lane. If you prefer online shopping, you can also check out their website.

VintageWKND

Location: 41 Haji Lane, Singapore 189234
Opening hours: 12-9pm

2. Aphy Active

Aphy Surprise Box. Photo: Aphy Active

For those who prioritize an active and sustainable lifestyle, Aphy Active stands out as a local brand that merges fashion and functionality. 

Aphy Active specialises in eco-friendly activewear crafted from recycled materials. Their chic and comfortable designs make it easy to embrace a healthy and sustainable lifestyle without compromising on style. From yoga pants to biker shorts and sports bras, Aphy Active offers a range of ethically produced activewear that allows you to look good while making a positive impact on the environment. With pieces generally priced between $50 to $80, you can be sure that the high quality and material of the items make them worth every cent. 

Aside from clothing, Aphy Active also produces a range of accessories, including tabby pouches and tote bags; their timeless and minimalistic designs make them suitable for everyday use. 

Aphy Active

3. Wacky Wears

Feed Your Soul with Kindness. Photo: Wacky Wears

On the lookout for unique and bold streetwear? Wacky Wears is a brand that should be on your radar. This Singaporean label pushes boundaries and challenges traditional fashion norms with its unconventional designs, embracing individuality and self-expression. With vibrant colours and unexpected silhouettes, their statement pieces are sure to turn heads.

Wacky Wears’ business model is unique in that it operates on a campaign basis — different oversized t-shirt designs are released during each campaign for pre-order, and this lasts for two to four weeks. This ensures that only the exact number of orders are printed to minimise wastage and it also makes you feel like each piece you own is limited edition!

With a strong focus on community, Wacky Wears’ items often incorporate ideas and suggestions from their followers; they often do polls and ask for suggestions on their Instagram page @/wackywears, and take these suggestions to heart when coming up with their creative designs.

Wacky Wears

4. Musoka Club

Mahjong Series. Photo: Musoka Club

If you’re a fan of oversized graphic tees, then Musoka Club is a brand you shouldn’t miss. This local fashion label takes inspiration from our everyday favourites to create comfortable streetwear that stands out in the crowd. 

Known for their bold and colourful designs on plain black and white tees, Musoka Club offers unique shirt collections that you know are truly Singaporean. With mahjong, blackjack and even breakfast club shirts, you’ll surely find a design that resonates with you. Their pieces are are made of heavyweight cotton and are priced between $59 to $79.

Now, if you’re looking for the perfect shirt to wear to your next poker game night, you know where to go!

Musoka Club

5. Klarra

Live from Downtown LA. Photo: KLARRA

Made for the modern woman, Klarra is a local fashion brand that epitomises minimalism. With its clean lines, sleek silhouettes, and understated elegance, Klarra offers a range of contemporary clothing for the chic fashionista. 

With a strong emphasis on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, Klarra exudes sophistication and refinement in every single one of their creations. From tailored blazers and structured dresses to versatile separates, Klarra focuses on creating timeless pieces that can be effortlessly integrated into any wardrobe. All of their pieces come in muted colours, so they mix and match well, and are perfect for the workplace.

For the mums, Klarra also has a Mini collection, with cute dresses and shirts for the little ones; you can even get matching pieces with your children! 

KLARRA

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