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Rise Of The Anti-Model: A Show-And-Tell With Singapore's Alt Kids

One of the biggest revolutions on the runways: the rise of the anti-model. So, we got seven youths scoured from Instagram and the streets to show off spring/Summer 2019’s key looks — and how personality is the new currency in fashion.

Business student Siti Hajar Zaidi, who’s signed to alt talent agency Blu, wears polyester polo shirt dress, Loewe. Scarf and pins, stylist’s own.

Fashion student Ai-ni Chung wears wool and mohair jacket, matching pants, and cotton belt with brass buckle, Dior Homme. Denim slingbacks, Dior. All other items, stylist’s and model’s own

Design student Wynn Lim wears 3-D-moulded polyester-blend coat and cotton twill shirt, Balenciaga. Earrings and choker, model’s own

Fine arts student Charlotte Lim wears wool jacket, cotton cargo pants, and matching ring belt, Givenchy. Choker and buckle belts, stylist’s own

Serena Jane McNeill — a budding model with alt talent agency Blu — wears satin shell top, jacquard bermudas, nylon hat, and matching socks, Prada

Chung wears cotton gown, Valentino

Lim wears cotton jacket, Longchamp. All other items, stylist’s own

McNeill wears silk and duchesse satin sleeveless tunic, Hermes. Stockings (worn as gloves), stylist’s own

Siti wears cotton gaberdine trenchcoat, cotton T-shirt, matching socks, leather skirt, and matching Mary Janes, Burberry. Earrings, model’s own

Barre and yoga instructor Tricia Tan wears silk shirt and matching pants, Tory Burch

Lim wears cotton toile shirt, Chanel. Tulle skirt, stylist’s own

Siti wears cotton T-shirt and wool pants, Louis Vuitton. All other items, stylist’s own

Art student Raigo Law wears silk-blend turtleneck sweater, Prada

Chung wears denim shift dress with crystals, nylon polo shirt, matching midi skirt, metal necklace with silk and crystals, metal bracelet with crystals, cotton socks, and viscose-blend Mary Janes, Miu Miu

Lim wears silk crepe shirt and matching pants, Salvatore Ferragamo. All other items models’ and stylist’s own

McNeill wears denim jacket and pants, Fendi. Necklace, stylist’s own

Tan wears satin gown and metal belt with crystals, Gucci. Earrings, model’s own.

Photography Stefan Khoo, assisted by Alif Styling Damian Huang, assisted by Eric Chong Hair EC Tan, 1tto+LIM Makeup Alex T

This story first appeared in Female’s March 2019 issue.