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THE LABEL SG: 8 Brands to Look Out For

By May Thwe Min on August, 9 2020
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Written By: May Thwe Min
On August, 9 2020  -  8 MINUTE READ

Have you checked out our THE LABEL SG platform yet? It is our brand new e-commerce online platform where you can find the curated fashion collections of talented TaF.tc's alumni and fashion designers based in Singapore! 

Our second launch today (9 August 2020), features 7 successful TaF.tc alumni and our expert TaF.tc trainer, Teck, who have conceptualised their unique fashion labels to fill a gap in the fashion industry. 

Here are the 8 brands to look out for this launch: 

 

BAGS

1. Traditionally-Made Bags with a Modern Flair: MYUR 

MYURA

MYURÂ, is founded by our beloved trainer, Ho Kuan Teck, an award-winning designer and craftsman who has been clinched 7 international awards for his handbags. Learn Teck's leather-crafting secrets by taking one of our bag-making courses!

myura product, lemniscate

Lemniscate: a design to reflect one’s modern and luxurious lifestyle in a simple and direct manner of "Balance

(Photo: MYURÂ)

MYUR prides itself on producing 100% hand-crafted leather goods in Singapore. To MYURÂ, leather is more than just a material, it is a form of "elegant linguistic artistry that stimulates all senses". By maximising the beauty of leather into unique and unconventional designs, MYUR is committed to modernising leather handicraft and bringing out an individual's unique sense of style. 

Shop MYURÂ

Learn more about MYURÂ

 

APPAREL

2. Timeless Suits for the Astute Gentleman: DEBONEIRE deboneire

Founded by Matthew Gideon, DEBONEIRE is a luxury menswear label that creates unique timeless suits intertwined with elements of the classic and the contemporary. 

debonerie product

(Photo: DEBONEIRE)

DEBONEIRE has been recognised by The Rake Magazine as one of Singapore's Top Menswear Sources. Each suit has a a sleek and distinctive design that brings out the individuality and elegance of a gentleman, while challenging the limits of menswear. 

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Learn more about DEBONEIRE

3. Cheongsams as a Staple Piece: Qiqing 

qiqing

Qiqing, founded by Josephine Ho, was birthed from her own experience of wearing a restrictive and body-wrapping cheongsam. Qiqing aims to reinterpret the cheongsam in a modern fashion, while keeping the cheongsam's traditional oriental elegance.

qiqing product (Photo: Qiqing)

By combining the needs of the strong modern woman with the traditional silhouette of the cheongsam, Qiqing creates the idea of the "Everyday Cheongsam" that can be worn confidently with poise and grace, no matter where and when.

Shop Qiqing

Learn more about Josephine Ho

4. For the Plus-Size Asian Woman: The Amber Loft 

the amber loft

Being a petite plus-size woman herself, Sophia Hung realised that there was a gap in the market for plus-size clothing tailored to the Asian woman's body structure. With this thought in mind, The Amber Loft was founded to offer beautiful, functional and flattering clothes to petite plus-size women. 

the amber loft product

Flight of Fancy Shift Dress in Pistachio (Photo: The Amber Loft)

If you are a petite plus-size girl yourself, express yourself confidently with The Amber Loft's trendy and flattering cuts! The best part is, these are designed to suit Singapore's tropical climate. So, say bye to feeling stuffy and humid! 

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Learn more about The Amber Loft

5. Sustainable Athleisure for the Environmentally-Conscious: YOF Athletica 

yof athletica

YOF Athletica, founded by Chearly Long, is an athleisure brand that prides itself on its sustainable practices. Its yoga activewear and accessories are made mainly from eco-friendly or natural fibres, and recycled plastic PET bottles. As compared to usual practices in the fashion industry, YOF Athletica's recycling practices save on approximately 50% of energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions!

yof

(Photo: YOF Athletica)

With YOF Athletica's activewear that is designed to be friendly to both our skin and the environment, you can now truly be one with nature no matter where you go.

Shop YOF Athletica

FOOTWEAR

6. Comfortable Heels for Wider Feet: Oleah 

oleah

Donning a pair of high heels always gave a confidence boost to founder, Clara Han, but finding a pair that looks good AND feels good was difficult. Troubled by this, Clara founded Oleah to design heels that can support and provide comfort to the modern woman who has to juggle multiple roles throughout the day.

oleah product

The Scarlett Pumps (Photo: Oleah)

If you are someone with a wider set of feet, Oleah's designs are perfect for you! With extra-thick plush memory foam and a wider toe box, you will no longer have to suffer from blisters. The outer layer of the shoe is also made with fine grade leather, making it breathable and suitable for long wearing hours.

Shop Oleah

Learn more about Clara Han

Learn more about Oleah

7. Customised Shoes that are Uniquely Yours: Le Cuore

le cuore

No longer feel the pain of wearing ill-fitted shoes! As a sufferer of genetic bunion, founder Elsa Tan had difficulty finding the ideal pair of shoes for her feet. Driven by her desire to help other individuals with similar feet problems, she created Le Cuore, where individuals can can get themselves a pair of customised shoes designed to fit their feet perfectly. 

le cuore productA pair of customised men's shoes (Photo: Le Cuore)

At Le Cuore, you are in control: choose the shoe style, leather, accessories and type of heels that you want. With close guidance along every step of the customisation process, you can now have the best of both worlds - your very own special design and a customised cushioned fit.

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8. Thoughtfully designed with Italian Craftsmanship: MAESO

maeso

MAESO prides itself on offering the revered artisanal craftsmanship of Italian shoemakers. Partnering with top family-owned artisan factories in Italy, MAESO brings forth quality handmade and handcrafted Italian shoes into the Singapore footwear market. 

maeso product

(Photo: MAESO)

The best part is, MAESO uses vegetable tanning to tan its leather, an organic and environmentally friendly approach that makes the leather recyclable! With exceptional artisanal skills and use of quality raw materials, you can expect your pair of MAESO shoes to last you a lifetime!

Shop MAESO

 

I hope this little introduction to all these amazing brands has helped you in finding one that you identify with! Don't forget to check them all out today at THE LABEL SG!

 

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