7 local labels every boss lady in Singapore should know about

When it comes to putting together a stylish work-drobe, look no further than our very own homegrown designers. Here are some of our favorites.


Designer duo Jac and Zhiying operates like a pendulum. The two-year-old brand has a broad aesthetic ranging from fitted tailored pieces to voluminous and playful designs, and their latest Spring Summer 2015 collection explores boxy, structured shapes with bold fabric combinations such as organza and satin.

Best for: Temperamental style chameleons.
Price: From $89 for a top to $179 for a dress.
Where:  L2 Isetan Scotts, Shaw House, 1 Scotts Rd., 6733-1111.


Always one to push the fashion envelope, Pauline Ning focuses on mixing up contrasting elements of material, texture and color in her edgy designs. Details and a keen eye are important here—the cuts may seem simple, but look closer and you’ll discover layers and overlapping panels that will completely transform the shape of a garment.

Best for: Those who are as complex as the clothes they wear.
Price: From $164 for a pair of leather shorts to $384 for a maxi dress.
, 7 local labels every boss lady in Singapore should know about


This brand may be quite a mouthful to pronounce (it’s doh-jen), but Singaporean-British designer Chelsea Scott-Blackhall has a clear vision when it comes to women’s dressing. Sleek, fluid and sexy, pieces like the brocade pantsuit may not be the easiest to pull off unless you’ve hit the genetic jackpot. Still, the clothes are undeniably cool and luxe.

Best for: Amazonians with swag.
Price: From $250 for silk shirts, shorts and pants to $750 for leather skirts and jackets. 
Where: Keepers, Orchard Green, junction of Cainhill Rd. and Orchard Rd., 8299-7109.

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4. Collate

The brainchild of local it girl and Instagram celebrity Velda Tan, Collate is right on point by strutting head first into classic and minimalist designs that feature sharp tailoring. It’s clearly designed for the every woman (albeit those who are blessed with a slender frame) and we’re glad someone has made effortless dressing accessible to the masses.

Best for: OOTD (Outfit Of The Day) types.
Price: From $89 for a bralet to $299 for a jumpsuit.
Where: www.collatethelabel.com

5. Wardrobe Theory

Hit up this online label for straightforward and affordable dresses in fit-and-flare, sheath and fluted cuts which are all very office-appropriate. It’s a more pared-down version of other local e-commerce retailers like Tracey Einny and Love Bonito, but this is the place if you want get some quick shopping done.

Best for: Those who’d rather spend their money on designer bags.
Price: From $40 for a top to $100 for a dress.

, 7 local labels every boss lady in Singapore should know about

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6. In Good Company

We have been waxing lyrical about their not-so-basic wardrobe staples for a while now, and the brand has finally opened their first 3,300 sq. ft. flagship store at Ion Orchard last week. For easy-to-wear and versatile designs that aren’t too trendy, come here.

Best for: Sophisticates who love intelligent dressing.
Price: From $99 for tops to $399 for jackets, bottoms or dresses.
Where: #B1-06 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, 6509-4786.


Avant-garde shapes and structured cuts are the brand’s forte and you can be sure to find androgynous and cutting-edge designs. Designer Max Tan is known for zeroing in on a muted palette, with splashes of bold color. We have also been writing about his work for a while now, but his focus on details such as drapes and contrasting fabrics is worth a rehash.
Best for: Minimalists who are far from basic.
Price: From $299 for a top to $600 for a one-off cape dress.
Where: #L2-15 Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Rd., 6702-1816.