For every big brand out there, there is an indie equivalent. If you want to support local businesses, buying from independent clothing brands is one cool way to go about it. Check out 10 options below!
1) Ministry Of Clothing – MOC
Ministry of Clothing calls themselves the authority in Urban Street Wear. You will find quality clothing that’s inspired by vintage style, rock and roll, 1980s aesthetic and of course graphic street style. They have clothes for both ladies and men. All clothing is manufactured and designed in-house, so you can trust that your piece is original.
With a brand of classically styled clothes that are heavy on attitude, you can maintain a cool aesthetic without being too off-kilter with SKWEAR products. They ship worldwide, so you can get your SKWEAR clothing wherever you are. So take a cue from them and express yourselves with their cool clothing.
3) BeWear Co
With “Expression, Idea and Emotion” in mind, BeWear hopes to provide T-shirts that are not only a form of wearable art but simple all the same. Why go for any basic T-shirt when you have this option instead? Let your fashion sense be your way to project your feelings and interests.
Their name comes from local slang that refers to having a good time with your friends. The brand itself aspires to be “a lifestyle movement for the bold and free”. You can expect clothes that reflect this statement, from tees with “Hancai” proudly emblazoned over the face of President Trump to other daring statements.
Flash your individuality and be uniquely you, with help from Kozmik. This independent streetwear boutique was founded in 2014 with their initial concept being clothing for dancers. Now, the brand has evolved to include “a fusion of urban and streetwear fashion”. Check out their lookbook online for ideas on what to include in your wardrobe.
Wear your favourite statements on your back – with a twist! In true Singapore style, expect to see zany tees with slogans like “Chop Chop Curry Pok” among the options available at Mosca. Be a rebel and check out their selection online.
7) Dawn & Dusk
Inspiration can come from the unlikeliest places, and when it comes in the form of clothes it’s a dream come true for fashion lovers. The brand takes inspiration from music, culture and people, encouraging customers to “brave the storm, make it happen” despite the odds. For a dose of positivity, check them out today.
From a quiet introduction in 2013, CRPNL has maintained a steady fanbase within Singapore, which has led to their staying power until today. Taking inspiration from the street scene, and at the same time catering to their tastes, they have many trendy outfits that are made from comfortable and quality material.
9) Lonewolf Co
Walk to your own beat, as the lone wolf would tend to do. They ship worldwide, so you can get a dose of their cool clothing no matter where you are. With their distinctive logo and typography featured on their clothing, you may just find a pack of “wolves” who profess the same ideas.
Yin and Yang. Black and White. Good and Evil. DNA stands for Devil and Angel, to show that there is more to people than meets the eye. Whichever team you play for, devils or angels, you’ll be able to find something in DNA’s store to suit your taste. Their shirts are in American sizing and sizes range from XS to L.