The emergence of new women’s fashion designers in Singapore has been somewhat overwhelming in recent years. Gone are the days when the number of local fashion designers could be counted on one or two hands.
Now fashionistas can be dressed by dozens of talented Singapore fashion designers. The choices are plentiful, and stylish women’s fashion can be found in all corners of the island. Whether it is online shopping in Singapore or a bricks and mortar boutique, these women’s fashion designers in Singapore stand firm in ruling the local fashion industry.
Chic apparel for travels
Attaby is where city chic meets resortwear. Based in Singapore, this womenswear label has garnered quite a worldwide appeal for its unfussy and stunning garments. You’ll be delighted to find modern, pared-down apparel specially suited for hot climates (exactly what we need in sunny Singapore!). We can all travel in fashion with stylish apparel from Attaby!
Chic Riviera fashion and resortwear
Stocked at Chillax Market | Also available online.
One of the hottest resortwear labels in town, Aquariva, brings the ever-chic Riviera fashion to greater heights. Signature nautical stripes, lightweight fabrics and an ultra-flattering fit are some highlights, with summer staples like tops, kaftans, resort pants, summer dresses, playsuits and jumpsuits. The designs at Aquariva will give your wardrobes an injection of style – whether you’re decked in heels for a cocktail party or pared back with sandals for play dates.
Variety of choices
This designer label strives to provide the best quality and service through their pieces but what we love about the label is variety. Cafthos by Clarine carries two main lines – wardrobe staples like elegant dresses for work and play, and an extravagant collection of glamorous clutches made with python leather. The dresses come in a contrast of designs – whether you’re into simple tones or Caribbean-inspired patterns, they’ve got it all.
Vintage and retro inspired apparel
With humble beginnings as a seamstress in Singapore, Dayglow Vintage quickly gained a following with their bespoke services for womenswear. The label has now evolved into an online boutique offering a wide range of retro and vintage inspired styles for women. Their styles incorporate cuts that are easy to wear, creating modern staples from classic trends. The perfect boutique for those who wish to revamp their style.
Hand-printed textile design house
This creative label founded by power siblings Hani and Aisah Dalduri is best known for distinctive patterns, hand drawn and explored with various mediums by the sister duo. Fictive fingers is a textile design house that creates products suitable for casual wear, statement cushions and charming pouches. Combining the love for textiles and traditional printing methods, the label has come up with some inspiring designs that are bound to tickle your fancy. As self-taught artists, the team also gives back to design enthusiasts by conducting creative retreats and online classes.
Contemporary womenswear label
Ong Shunmugam is a contemporary womenswear label that carries a simple quest to craft beautiful clothes. The local label focuses on sartorial construction instead of fast fashion, on cut and fit before look, on longevity over excess. Ong Shunmugam, designed and made across Asia, often reworks familiar influences, weaving traditional textile techniques, colours and silhouettes. Ong Shunmugam burst into the local fashion in 2012 with an innovative take on the cheongsam and profound historical linkages to their unique and standout creations.
Vintage and contemporary fashion
Stocked at The Emporium | Also available online
Inspired by the joys of wanderlust, Triologie is conceived for the modern female who loves to discover new fashion trends. Their collections include a mixture of different styles, with peculiar names like Vogue Chic, Audrey “Happens”, Rebel Rebel and I love Lucy, I Really Do. With a perfect blend of the old and new, Triologie is sure to grab your attention with a chic outfit or two.
Chic swim and beachwear
Vamastyle is your go-to shopping site for the most stylish beach and swimwear. Their collections are designed for the lifestyle of the summer season with fresh, feminine and vibrant garments. Swimsuits, maxi dresses, playsuits and overalls are adorn with bright colours, eye-catching prints and details in the highest quality cotton and silk fabrics. Our personal favourite – and one of their best sellers, is the Innika blue swimsuit that is adorn with a tribal blue and white pattern.
Trendy womenswear label
The designs in Whole9yards are perfect if you’re looking for chic pieces to adorn at work. The collections at this womenswear label based in Singapore, are intrinsically feminine. With the use of lace, embroidery and floral motifs, the looks form stylish silhouettes, a structured fit and an element of coolness to your day. Their latest collection is about to unfold so be sure to check it out!
Timeless cruise and resort wear
At various locations
YACHT 21, founded in 2009 by Jaren Ho, is a Singaporean label inspired by the lifestyle of yachters and the simple Scandinavian designs. Yacht 21 is a fashion-forward brand that offers simple yet chic styles. The brand is dedicated to creating cruise and resort wear that is timeless and functional. Each collection is made from luggage friendly material such as cotton, denim, microfiber, straw and poplin that are easy to pack, light weight and breathable. They are easy to clean and look great without ironing of fuss, casual, yet classy.
A mix of colours and patterns
The love for colours and patterns is what sets Ying the Label apart from other womenswear brands. You’ll find a contrast of vibrant and pastel colours that are sure to brighten up your wardrobes. The team strategically balances evergreen silhouettes, humble detailing and elusive forms, together with the use of whimsical colours in their pieces.