24 Jan '11, 6am

Boys don't try

Boys don't try

According to Lani Chen, head of Style Services at luxury fashion retailer Club 21, "men's fashion has come up even more strongly than women's fashion in the last five to eight years". "Men's fashion could almost be considered more forward than women's fashion," said Chen, noting that Club 21 has, in recent times, introduced plenty of avant garde men's looks by labels such as Haider Ackermann, Yves Saint Laurent and Balmain, in addition to long-stocked labels such as Comme des Garcons. Having spent 22 years in the thick of local fashion, Douglas Benjamin, the chief executive officer of fashion retail and distribution group FJ Benjamin, agrees that Singapore men's style has come a long way. Benjamin, who also helms the label Raoul with wife Odile, said: "I would say that over the last 10 years, the men's fashion business in Singapore has at least trebled." Both FJ Benjamin a...

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