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If there’s one thing about us you should commit to memory, it’s that we relish in the thrill of patrolling every nook and cranny of our turf, unearthing emerging talent along the way. And, while we will always have soft spot for local stars, when we get to galavant around the globe (Singapore, to be exact) to come up on the coolest, on-the-rise names in design, we're beyond jubilant.
At the Asia Fashion Exchange, a massive style event that celebrates designers with a mesh of trade and fashion shows, we got the pleasure of peeking into the creative minds of Southeast Asian talent at four fantastic shindigs, spanning four days. We were blown away by the use of innovative textiles, silhouettes, structure, and out-of-the-box creations, and put together this list of standout selects. To see our top five fashion frontrunners, click away, and be sure put these Singaporean names on your ones-to-watch list.