Walking down tree-lined Orchard Road and passing by mall after mall, it can be overwhelming to know where to shop, let alone find local designer pieces. But if you know where local designers in stand-alone stores can be found, you can enjoy your very own special retreat from the mass of international brands.
Singapore offers a selection of unique and exciting local designers for both visitors and locals. Experience personalized Singapore designs of clothing and jewellery by visiting designers such as Sabrina Goh and Carrie K and update your wardrobe as you spend a delightful afternoon with your friends! Singapore’s multicultural community and location in the heart of southeast Asia provides infinite amounts of inspiration for local designers creating distinctively original pieces of clothing and jewellery.
Take a break from Singapore’s shopping epicentre of Orchard Road and head to the newly renovated and colonial chic Capitol Piazza. This boutique piazza is home to one of Singapore’s bright, young local designers: Sabrina Goh. Enter the stylish store and indulge in the structured silhouettes and blend of masculine and feminine designs indicative of Sabrina’s unique style.
The contemporary fashion label’s exclusive pieces reflect the interplay between men’s and women’s wear under the collection name “Elohim”. Enjoy a leisurely browse among the minimalist racks showcasing her use of classic colour palettes such as black, white, and grey with an added unexpected pop of colour. Since this label’s conception in 2009, Sabrina Goh’s designs are created in homage to bold design, in particular focusing on designing strong, yet sensuous, silhouettes. It is Sabrina’s aim to boost confidence, from the inside out, in the wearer of her unique pieces.
Once you’ve found your perfect outfit, visit Carrie K for on-point accessories. This jewellery label is the brainchild of home-grown talent Carolyn Kan, who creates playful designs intended to challenge the preconception of beauty. Nothing too small is deemed insignificant by Kan, who focuses on finding beauty in the imperfect and mundane occurrences of daily life.
Expect to be surprised by discovering gold- and silver-plated bow ties from the playful “Gender Bender” collection, or uncover your inner style secret with the “Morse Bling” collection, where diamond dots and gold dashes are used to create individual pieces. You will always be surprised and enchanted by Carrie K’s designs, whether you are seeking more classic adornments or avant garde jewellery designs. Along with individual collections, you can also commission your very own Carrie K piece through their made-to-order service.