Heatwave or no heatwave, fashion marches to a beat of its own. From Dover Street Market Singapore’s Open Air Open House outdoor thrill to Chanel’s piste-bound capsule collection, below, our round-up of everything that’s too hot to handle in fashion last week.
Dover Street Market Singapore’s Open Air Open House first anniversary bash was a gathering of subversive creatives
Turning one this past weekend, Dover Street Market Singapore hosted Open Air Open House, a two-day pop-up party that speaks for itself, in celebration of its first anniversary. The location? The carpark right behind its lush abode at Dempsey Hill. Six metal container installations barricaded the area, where a DJ booth — music savants the like of Jakarta’s Pleasure Principle took shifts to spin — sat right at the heart. While at one corner, Avi Gold’s hot dog truck welcomed snaking lines till late night. Spotted: President of Dover Street Market and Comme des Garçons (also Rei Kawakubo’s husband) Adrian Joffe mingling with homegrown collective Youths in Balaclava and A-Cold-Wall*’s Samuel Ross.
2018’s LVMH Prize winner Doublet brought winter to Singapore
Each of the special containers at the DSMS fete was designated to house a label and its selection of highlighted grail — from Emotionally Unavailable’s patched tees to Potato Head’s in-house line of summer shirts, Nike’s The Ten Air Presto to Converse x DSM. Japanese streetwear label and recent LVMH Prize winner Doublet built a mini winter wonderland to showcase its gender-neutral Fall 2018 collection in snow-caked whimsy, of which founder-designer Masayuki Ino flew in to arrange.
Youths in Balaclava debuted a new streetwear line, YIB
In tandem with DSMS’ anniversary, Singapore-based fashion collective Youths in Balaclava introduced a separate line under their label, dubbed YIB. Different from their main line, the new branch is chiefly dedicated to everyday streetwear offerings — t-shirts, shorts and accessories — with its members rotating design duty with each capsule collection drop. The first being YIB Tape 1A, it includes eight graphic t-shirts that are available at DSMs the world over and online. Read our interview with these new wave punks here.
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