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.
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.
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.
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.
Price: From $89 for a bralet to $299 for a jumpsuit.
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.
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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.