Founded in 2002 by Charlotte Cain, Boutiques is a twice-yearly shopping event that brings together a curated mix of independent vendors across women's fashion, menswear, jewellery, bags and accessories, gifts, home decor, and children’s clothes, toys, and accessories.
Setting itself apart by featuring only a well-edited curation of small, independent businesses and up-and-coming designers that are design-led and socially responsible, Boutiques also supports various charities and serves as a platform that encourages networking within the independent business community in Singapore. The event champions Singapore-based, design-led labels.
Boutiques will partner Singapore Fashion Week for its November edition to provide a platform for local labels to meet international shoppers. Tjin Lee, Chairman of SGFW, says "We are delighted to be partnering with Boutiques Fair for the upcoming November edition, which takes place just one week after SGFW. Having seen the quality of both exhibitors and consumers attending Boutiques Fair, we are excited about opening new doors to Singapore designers to boost both awareness and sales to a wider audience. We hope to foster an east-west exchange where we connect local brands and consumers with the international shoppers at Boutiques Fair to our mutual benefit.
SGFW participating designers
Chi Chi Von Tang
Singapore-based independent fashion brand, CHI CHI VON TANG, will be making its SGFW debut this year. Melding a quintessentially Asian aesthetic with a modern Western edge, CHI CHI VON TANG is a statement-worthy ready-to-wear label designed and created by former model and founder of online retailer Gnossem, Lisa Von Tang.
Local accessories label ALT, by jewellery designer Angie-Lai Tay, will return to SGFWA this year in collaboration with Official Educational Partner, LASALLE College of the Arts, to present the ALT X LASALLE Showcase. The show will feature the works of four LASALLE 2016 graduates shortlisted by Lai-Tay – Agnes Cito and Cheryl Teo of ARYL CTTO, Esther Choy of ESH, Chua Gui Ying and Danielle Phua of FLAT SQUARE and Alexis Fong and Amabel Quek of PANDORA’S BOX – paired with accessories from ALT.
Nida Shay is a ready-to-wear brand by Abu Dhabi-born, Singapore-based designer Nida Tahir Shaheryar. Originally an Economics graduate of the University of Manchester, Shaheryar decided to pursue her love of fashion dreams instead at Parsons School of Design in Paris, before launching her own label, marrying flattering, sleek cuts with intricate hand embellishment and embroidery.
Threadbare & Squirrel
Designers, artists, independent thinkers and aspiring fashionistas in search of something to add to their lives so come visit us and see if we may have that little something to brighten up your day.
Why "threadbare & squirrel"? Many people ask us why threadbare & squirrel? Well “threadbare” because we hope you love the clothes you buy from us so much that they’ll get threadbare before you’d be willing to part with them.
“Squirrel” because we like to find the beautiful and offbeat, the wonderful and curious, and find a way of bringing these objects to you.
Here at threadbare & squirrel, you are bound to find some nifty stuff that will make you look good and curios that will be sure to delight.
MATTER is a socially motivated lifestyle brand connecting communities to opportunity, creating travel ware with stories to tell. Our mission is threefold - to foster designer-artisan collaborations, inspire consumers to value provenance and process, and pioneer industry change and sustainability for rural textile communities.
House of Sheens
As an image consultant and lifestyle coach, Shireena Shroff Manchharam is a firm believer in expressive style and set out to arm women with statement pieces to add to any capsule wardrobe.
In 2012 she founded House of Sheens, a luxury lifestyle brand delivering high quality handbags, crafted with individuality, inspiration and imagination but at a modest price point.
Deliver high quality, stylish, statement handbags to the individualistic woman who desires to exhibit the bolder side of her personality.
ENGELL PEH is a home‐grown fashion label in Singapore offering women the perfect balance of femininity, elegance and sophistication. The brand is led by a team of Singaporean and French designers scouring the globe for the finest fabrics.
Luxurious yet affordable, the label aims at empowering women by giving them an indelible sense of style. Collections are produced in limited quantities to ensure you always stand out from the crowd.
Ying the Label
Ying The Label abides by the philosophy of ‘less is more; odd is beautiful.’ Signature features of the brand include the original, self-painted prints designed by designer, Li Ying; origami-inspired detail, and a splash of colour in all her collections. Inspired by the everyday, the label focuses on striking the balance between simple and statement pieces for ready-to-wear collections.
Helmed by style icon and blogger, Beatrice Tan, the brand prides itself in its sophisticated yet utilitarian designs that
struck a chord with the modern Singapore women who value aesthetics as much as functionality.
While pursuing her business degree at one of Singapore’s top institutions, Beatrice started modeling for local fashion
retailers and soon became recognized for her own distinctive sense of style.
KLARRA debuted as an intimate local brand patronized by personal friends. Within a short span of two years, Beatrice’s quiet resolute and tenacious resolve
for success had galvanized KLARRA into a prominent player amongst Singapore’s fashion retailers.
Klarra’s clientele has since proliferated to include Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, United Kingdom
Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery marries artisan-crafted jewellery with playfully provocative design to challenge traditional notions of what makes something precious and desired.
Our jewellery tells stories that celebrate the beauty of imperfection and marvel at the mundane in everyday life. We are a little old school about taking the time and care to handcraft meaningful, covetable, little loves that will be valued for a long time. Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery’s collections are aimed at men and women with an individual sense of style and those who want to inject some playfulness into their life. Established in July 2009, Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery won the ELLE Awards Jewellery Designer of the Year in 2010.
Simone Irani was born in Mumbai, lived in London and has called Singapore home for over 30 years. A self-taught designer who was a corporate lawyer in her previous life, she has carved a niche for herself in the women's resort wear industry in Asia since 2004. Her clothes are not for the faint-hearted. She wants women to feel confident and stand out from the crowd in her collection. Her style is elegant, versatile, comfortable and global. Simone's chic creations effortlessly carry you through any part of the world -- from Bali to St. Barts.
Simone has a passion for rich prints, light fabrics and special cuts. Her signature pieces are her striking hole kaftans, unique sari patns and bold-printed silk maxis. Her muses are traditional and modern fabrics with rich colours and exotic prints. Simone breaks design boundaries by working backwards to create her one-of-a-kind pieces. She finds her inspiration during her travels to Indonesia, India and around the world.
Once she sees a print that catches her eye, her mind starts working on how she can create a unique and high-quality outift for women who dare to be different. She opens a door in your closet you never knew existed. And you are never going to close it, now that you have seen what it has to offer -- a bold and free-spirited you.
Conscious of the effect that our surroundings have on the evolution of our culture, ONE.61marks a new era in the appreciation of Asian applied arts in fashion.
Fusing modern art forms with traditional building techniques, ONE.61 is a nod to the crafting traditions of Southeast Asia combined with the evocative architecture, interior and industrial design which adorn modern Asia.
Embodied in the uniquely crafted objects, ONE.61 represents the generation now of Asian design which stands in the direction of modernity and innovation. An homage to proportions and the Golden Ratio, but also an exclamation of harmony in culture, design and aesthetics.
Each object tells a story and it is that which is brought to life by the woman that carries it.
Creative structures, inspired by Asia, for the woman of today.