“Fancy would be the next level of my everyday style, which I’d say is a reflection of the mood I’m in. Sometimes I feel girlie, sometimes I’m moody, and at times I feel loud. If I have to define fancy using examples of clothes from an era, then fashion of the ’50s to ’80s embodied that spirit perfectly.”
Tattoo artist Josephine Chan Griede, who describes her style as “modern, simplified grunge”, wears silk dress and cotton socks, Valentino; metal cuff with crystals, Swarovski; and her own boots and plugs.
“Being fancy is an extreme version of one’s self that you show to others only occasionally. When I do dress up, I (make an even bigger effort to) add personality to my outfit, such as incorporating a traditional shirt from my Kayin tribe with a suit.”
Andro chic Myanmarese fine arts student Myo Thet Hnin wears a Sies Marjan vinyl coat, www.net-a-porter.com; metal chandelier earring and matching necklace, Dior; and her own Killstar pullover.
“Say ‘fancy’ and Iggy Azalea’s rap anthem of the same name immediately comes to my mind. Seriously speaking though, I view dressing up as taking on an identity and committing to the way you want to look. I’m drawn to subcultures of Teddy girls and ’80s glam rock, and my icon is the designer Dilara Findikoglu, who’s known for her darkly romantic aesthetic.”
All goth glam on her days off, marketing communications executive Poh Shimin wears wool jacket, Gucci; satin pumps and embellished Maharaja Bracelet minaudiere, Roger Vivier; acetate sunglasses, Miu Miu; metal chandelier earrings with crystals and matching bracelet, Swarovski; her own vintage Jean Paul Gaultier T-shirt and I.Am.Gia pants; and gloves, stylist’s own.