PARCO next NEXT: Nation Pride 2011


Fashion design incubator project PARCO next NEXT is a joint initiative between Parco (Singapore) Pte Ltd and the Textile & Fashion Federation (Singapore), and supported by SPRING Singapore. Launched in March 2010, it provides over 20 young Singapore fashion designers retail space at PARCO Marina Bay, as well as an 18-month training and mentorship programme to pick up business essentials going forward with an impending third batch of designers!

PARCO next NEXT initiative for the upcoming Singapore National Day celebrations is Nation Pride 2011, an art installation by the best of local designers showcasing the best homegrown buys, from local fashion, music, books and spa products, to art and photography.

An event highlight for fashion folk – a tribute to our warm weather favourite: the humble Tee. Guest designers Kenny Lim and Andrew Loh (DEPRESSION), Frederick Lee (Frederick Lee), JR Chan (JASON), Keith Png (KOOPS), Max Tan (max.tan), Alfie Leong (Mu), Nic Wong & Daniel Loh (SATURDAY), have joined PARCO next NEXT’s current 23 designers in creating limited edition Nation Pride-inspired Tees. I had the opportunity to review the T-shirts and I find much creativity embodied in the designs.

Do check it out for yourself and support the local fashion scene! From August 6 to 15, Nation Pride 2011 – Home will take over The Great Hall at Millenia Walk with an art-meets-retail installation that promises to surprise and delight.

Here are the photos from the media preview at Octa Hotel:

Striped Red dress by Frederick Lee. (on left)

Depression’s heart shaped tees with a great pairing for both parent and child! (on right) Tune in for more to come on my next post for Depression!

Plenty of accessories to dress up your home or outfit!

On female mannequin by label Arty.Lily, male mannequin by label Jason.

White sheer blouse by Keith Png from Hide and Seek, T shirt with insert check  pocket by Coupe Cousu.

The wonderful fashion crowd graced the media occasion ranging from designers from Depression Kenny and Andrew, Taff Chairman David Wang, Word of Art Public Relations Arti Mulchand, Pamela Devied and fashion bloggers Vera, Stanley, Etienne.

The T shirt designs up close and personal:

Coupe Cousu with its red checked insert pocket!

Label Eve: An intergrated cardigan tee shirt in cherry red!

Label: Ffyath: An interesting V neck piece with a hoodie.

Frederick Lee: Very well cut red striped dress which accentuates a woman’s curves!

Hide and Seek: Keith Png’s creation of a sheer material tee shirt! Evokes hollywood glamour!


Label Kenji: A lightweight material tee shirt with a huge ribbon across the breast, very interesting details.

Label L’ile Aux Ashby: An off shoulder blouse with colourful patterned details, I deem it to be unique!

Label Mae Pang: An extended long blouse with an integrated shawl! A good use of different materials to create an avant garde effect!

Label OwnMuse: A loose fitting blouse with highlights of red. Interesting sleeve details with a mix of sheer.

Label: TWENTY2Seven: Attention to detail could be seen from the quilted heart shape!

Label Veira: A functional red striped bag in a shopping plastic bag design!

Label WanderWonder: Insert canvas pocket with red trimmings! Very much into the nation pride theme colours!

Check out the Facebook Page for Nation Pride 2011


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