20 Apr '12, 12am

Despite brutal competition, Singapore’s fashion industry experiences a rebirth @parconextnext

Despite brutal competition, Singapore’s fashion industry experiences a rebirth April 20, 2012 by Terence LEE It's a packed house at the retail launch of PARCO next NEXT's new labels on 14th April. Globalization has dealt local fashion labels a bad hand. It used to be that fashion designers in Singapore could fill a niche between mass market apparel from the department stores and expensive luxury brands. David Wang, vice president of the Textile & Fashion Federation (TaFf) , lived in that era. As a local fashion pioneer in the 80′s, the runway for him to maneuver was much wider. Global brands like Topshop, Uniqlo, and H&M were not around to compete for the Singaporean’s fashion budget. But the times changed. “During my time, Singaporeans had pride in local brands. The good old days are gone. Now they look at price,” he says, “they’re very practical. If they look at a dress ...

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