If you’re one of those who constantly bemoan the lack of interesting, independent designer labels in Singapore, you won’t want to miss out on the upcoming Outsider Fashion Art Festival.
Back for its second edition (the inaugural was held barely half a year ago at a supermarket in Jurong), the sophomore outing (April 4 – 7) will be staged at The Projector this time and sees a total of 20 fashion designers and artists from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and the UK participating – 13 of the designers will be showcasing their collections in Singapore for the first time.
For a festival that’s so new to the scene, it certainly boasts an impressively curated roster of labels such as Lanneret (Shanghai Fashion Week alumni), Methodology from Hong Kong (who just showed recently during London Fashion Week back in February) and Boys of Bangkok – a group of up-and-coming menswear labels (Leisure Projects, P.Mith, QDesign & Play) that showed at Bangkok International Fashion Week, while ABSTRACXION, Ametsubi and Playhood will be repping Singapore.
Better yet, some of the pieces shown on the runway will be available for sale using special QR codes – so yes, you can own that one-of-a-kind outfit practically fresh off the runway.
On the other end of the spectrum, there will also be installations and works from artists such as local illustrator and painter Amien.
There will also be nightly after-parties by some of Singapore’s best underground acts such as electronic collective Darker Than Wax and an immersive one-day workshop for aspiring models conducted by Basic Models Management.
Sounds legitimately fun to us – though we suspect there’ll be a lot of kids decked out in typical Vetements-esque looks in attendance, unfortunately. Admission is free.
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