World 158, Exploration A

Two female fashion models in a tropical garden.

In World 158, Singapore is a global fashion capital that represents Southeast Asian style. The Singapore government has established a multi-ministry taskforce to develop its domestic textile and fashion production to export designs to the rest of the world. 

Singapore’s fashion scene is thus an eclectic blend of new and old, with influences from across Asia. AKAR magazine is dedicated to exploring fashion, art and culture within Southeast Asia, diasporas and beyond. We intend to inspire and create conversation around heritage and culture, aiming to promote small businesses whilst educating fashion creatives and designers on the various art from the region. By establishing a platform that is inclusive and supportive of our diverse cultures and beliefs, we pride in addressing and tackling challenges around representation. Each issue focuses on one textile, fabric or design technique and the inspiring stories behind it.

This Exploration was contributed by Shahana Tandon, Amrit Kaur, Erika Arabella Binte Ahmad and Khushi Anshumaan Kapoor (located in Singapore), developed from a World contributed by this group, using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the authors and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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Published by Amy Twigger Holroyd

explorer of Fashion Fictions