Celebrate our star Singapore designers and brands!
From 1 Oct till 18 Nov, Design Orchard will be shining a spotlight on star Singapore designers and brands!
This pop up will feature the works of finalists and semi-finalists of TaFF's design competition Singapore Stories, as well as several local lifestyle brands awarded with the Made With Passion brand mark.
Discover our curated range of apparel, accessories, lifestyle and homeware products, here at the home of the best of Singapore design!
Made With Passion
A joint initiative by the Singapore Brand Office and the Singapore Tourism Board and supported by Enterprise Singapore, Made With Passion is a national marketing initiative to promote consumer awareness and appreciation for our local lifestyle brands across four categories – Beauty & Wellness, Fashion & Accessories, Homeware & Décor and Packaged Food & Beverage.
It is about celebrating the many facets of passion that go into creating the brands we enjoy today - ambition, resourcefulness, optimism and determination and so much more - and encouraging other brand owners and Singapore residents to pursue their own dreams to turn their passions into a reality for a better Singapore.
Singapore Stories is a fashion design competition that invites designers to explore what it means to create a Singapore-inspired capsule collection in men’s and women’s apparel. Organised by TaFF, the event is part of its mission to promote, support and develop the local fashion industry.
For 2021, TaFF is inviting designers to create a 6-look capsule collection, themed ‘Fashion and Technology: A New Era’. The theme highlights Singapore as a country that embraces technology and innovation and celebrates its accomplishment as a smart nation. Contestants are also encouraged to leverage innovation to drive sustainability and to foster a circular design thinking approach to their designs.
Looks from several semi-finalists and finalists will be showcased at Design Orchard from 1 Oct - 18 Nov. Read more about the contestants below.
Find out more about SIngapore Stories here.
A.Oei Studio focuses on modern classics and specialty prints that are inspired by art, nature and architecture. Designed for comfort and versatility that transcend seasonal trends. Our pieces are handmade in small batches in the studio or with independent seamstresses whom we closely work with to ensure quality control and a fair, manufacturing environment. Our fabrics are predominantly of natural and bio-degradable fibers like cotton and silk sourced from Japan, selected for their ease and durability. We are dedicated to creating a product and a brand that is honest, accessible and ethically made.
Lily & Lou
Personalized for you by you. We believe in building clothing that lasts beyond its season, produced with quality eco-friendly fabrics. Our goal is to highlight environmental issues to our customers and empower them to care for our planet in style. We’re not here to tell you what to wear. You have your own distinct style and we love that! We want you to have a hand in designing your wardrobe and customize your new favourite pieces so you’ll only buy what you truly desire.
Jon Max Goh
JONMAXGOH STUDIO is a multidisciplinary design studio that straddles the realms of visual art and fashion design. The studio aims to bring to light the ways in which we record memory, culture and identity: Informed by the past, inspired by the present, and designed for the future.
Conceptualized in 2020 by Nikasha (founder of brand Nikasha), “Nika” was born to fill that space, that void, between context, consumption and simple wishes. “Nika” is dedicated to the handloom and textile industry. To the women, in dusty villages, in far flung corners of our earth, who make their livelihood from these basic, yet intricate crafts. “Nika” is dedicated to them, our sisters. Born to tell their story. Of integrity, of beauty, of giving, and receiving. While creating one of kind products, from apparel to accessories, “Nika” brings the lives of these precious women a little closer to our own. Most importantly, with its joyous colours, dancing prints, and playful embellishments. “Nika” is born to spread positivity, peace, love and happiness. To you. And to them.
Kinquo is committed to creating better quality, more functional clothing that is effortlessly chic, sophisticated and easy to match with what is already in our wardrobe. Our pieces incorporate couture-quality sewing techniques and functional details like pockets and snaps to help you get about your busy day, all while looking put together.
S E B R I N A
Sebrina Ng is the eponymous founder and fashion designer for S E B R I N A. Drawing inspiration from people’s lives, including her family and friends, her collections each tell a unique story. Through her namesake label, she aims to create meaningful products and designs that showcases her true self and journey of life.