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A showcase of some of the very best of Singapore design. Featuring:
An embroidered patch brand launched in 2014 by Dawn Bey and Danny Kostianos who met at an art school in Hong Kong. Named after the sound of lasers, Pew Pew Patches aims to reinterpret the hot item of the ‘80s with the voice of the millennial today while bringing personality back into mass produced identical looking clothes.
The duo often injects humour into their patch designs, which are often inspired by overlooked everyday occurrences. The brand is now based in Singapore and has had the honour of working with brands like Vans, Uniqlo & Pedder On Scotts, among others.
YeoMama Batik is a fashion label by YeoMama and Daughter. The mother-daughter pair travelled widely around Indonesia, hunting for premium hand drawn and hand stamped batik and transform them into exclusive selfdesigned batik clothing for modern women. Thoughtfully designed by both YeoMama and Daughter who have different dressing styles and body types, whether you are in your twenties or eighties, or anything in between, and regardless of how slim or curvy you are, there's definitely something for you!
Nathan Yong started his first retail store, Air Division, in 1999 to sell his personal creations made by Asian craftsmen and the company rapidly grew and achieved commercial success both locally and internationally. Following his success, Nathan won the prestigious Red Dot Concept Design Award in both 2006 and 2007, before being conferred the Singapore President’s Design Award: Designer of the Year, the highest honour accorded to designers from all creative disciplines in Singapore, in 2008. By now a renowned designer, Nathan was invited to be one of the juries for the Singapore President’s Design Award for 2011 and 2012.
Currently based in Singapore, Nathan runs a multi-disciplinary design consultancy practice and his work spans across industrial design, graphics, interior and architectural design, branding, and strategic planning in product development. Nathan’s work has been exhibited globally and has appeared in international magazines. His clients include Design Within Reach (USA), Ligne Roset (France), Living Divani (Italy), Opinion Ciatti (Italy), Sphaus (Italy), Domicil (Germany), Ethnicraft (Belgium), Grafunkt (Singapore) and FOLKS furniture (Singapore).
A Singapore-based, socially conscious jewellery brand, focused on creating meaningful designs that are responsibly sourced and purposefully made. Honouring centuries-old traditions of making things by hand through modern pieces inspired by heritage, each EDEN + ELIE piece is individually artisan-made and stitched by hand using premium Japanese seed beads.
Function, colour, and texture are elegantly expressed through their signature woven patterns, wrapped around 24k plated gold or 14k gold-fill. Their jewellery is a testament to slower times, when love was embedded in beautiful, meticulously crafted heirloom pieces.
A multidisciplinary design studio that straddles the realms of visual art and fashion design. The studio aims to bring to light the ways in which we record memory, culture and identity: Informed by the past, inspired by the present, and designed for the future. Founder and designer Jon Max Goh graduated as Menswear Designer of the Year (2015) in Fashion Design, from Parsons The New School for Design, New York. His work revolves heavily around dissecting (his) culture and identity, and explores how these ideas take shape in the form of the wearable garment, always underpinned by a belief in the narratives of memory, makers and community.
Jon will be showcasing his recent work MASAK-ROJAK, that invited the public to partake in the process of designing a new hybrid cultural dress for Singapore - an interactive installation that was part of Keepers Playground of Infinite Happiness (27 Jul - 5 Aug 2018).
Wabi Sabi & Me makes modern, artful demi-fine jewellery and objects by re-imagining traditions with a fresh point of view, using unique materials, like porcelains paired with natural gemstones each piece is artistically handcrafted with an expressive textural elegance. Wabi Sabi & Me is also inspired by the Japanese concept which loosely translates to describe the appreciation of beauty imperfections, and each item is hand-crafted with natural materials and semi-precious stones and imperfections.
Mud Rock is a ceramic studio based in Singapore founded by ceramics artists, Ng Seok Har and Michelle Lim, who have been practicing ceramics professionally for over 10 years. Each ceramic item has gone through the process of moulding, trimming, glazing, fire and sand to completion. Mud Rock features items such as bowls, plates, cups, tumblers, pottery tools and more.
All the glazes used are concocted from scratch by the team with raw materials to attain colours and textures that can only be found at Mud Rock. As such, all items made and sold are food safe, microwaveable save and dishwasher safe.
Vintage Fabrics Crafts
Vintage Fabrics Crafts provides hands-on traditional screen printing workshops which create customized screen prints on various fabric using mostly handcrafted stencils inspired by Peranakan Tile Motifs. All workshops are conducted by Eve Lim. Eve grew up watching and helping her mother, a professional seamstress at work, who inspired her to explore and excel in various heritage handicrafts. Now, Eve devotes her time teaching and guiding student around Singapore in screen printing techniques/workshops.
The Singapore Designers' Showcase is part of ConneXions: Passion Made Possible, GTF's collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board (STB) following the success and excitement from previous programmes, SIN-PEN Colony and Causeway Xchange.
ConneXions showcases the strong ties between the two cities that celebrate creativity, arts and culture, with Singapore positioned as a UNESCO Creative City of Deisgn and George Town as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Festivalgoers will experience the best of Singapore and Penang through fashion, music, art, dance, theatre, food, and more.