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Cultural Documenters Gabe Tan And Christian Julian's 45 Favourite Style Snaps Of All Time

In this monthly column, FEMALE contributors Gabe Tan and Christian Julian — the photographers behind style documentary Instagram handle @whatsingaporewore — round up our island's most style-savvy individuals. On occasion of our 45th anniversary, the duo share 45 of their favourite captures of all time.

What do two Gen Z guys craving for more colour in the way people dress do to get their message across? Go to the hippest fashion events and underground parties thronging with like-minded Gen Zs, photograph the coolest and most stylish, then share them all on their seven-month-old Instagram page @whatsingaporewore. Far from typical portraits of image-conscious, cookie-cutter partygoers, their images capture youths in a distinctive mix of streetwear and vintage posing confidently for the lens. In an age when preening selfies have become the mark of a good night out, their work brings back the raw, intrinsic glamour of nightlife chronicled by The Cobra Snake in the 2000s and Gene Spatz in the ’70s and ’80s, reinterpreted for the hype generation. The goal, says Tan, 23, is to “cast a spotlight on people who love fashion” and inspire with this personal project, which has since earned commissions from Highsnobiety.

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