After the grandeur of the Guo Pei show on the first night of Singapore Fashion Week, Max Tan ended the day on the opposite spectrum with a 30-piece collection that proved he was the poster boy for dark edge in Singapore fashion.

In a packed room filled with creatives from the local fashion scene (stylists, editors and photographers were all spotted) to the arts (even theatre practitioner Ivan Heng was there), he delivered a collection for Spring/Summer ’17 that was admittedly out of his comfort zone: Think ruffles, corsetry, fringe and the ilk. It was the designer’s — now in his sixth year in the industry — take on androgyny, done through his signature deconstructed cuts and monochromatic colour palette.

Here, he shares more about what went down during the design process and introduces his muse and regular campaign girl, Polish model Monika Burkot:


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