Niki Bruce

@singapore_style

More Singapore fashion students … a review

Posted on: Friday, May 6, 2016

Here I go again … Last night I sat through the ‘Post-Fashion’ fashion show by the graduating students from Singapore’s Lasalle College of the Arts’ BA(Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles Programme; all 21 of them. The show was a collaboration with Singapore’s Tangs department store and also Singapore Fashion Week. There is even a pop-up store […]

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The feminist conundrum of ‘modest wear’

Posted on: Friday, April 8, 2016

So, the former partner of Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Bergé, has just announced that fashion brands should stop creating dedicated ‘Islamic clothing’ because it is contributing to the ‘enslavement of women’. “I am scandalised. Creators should have nothing to do with Islamic fashion. Designers are there to make women more beautiful, to give them their […]

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Too many clothes and not enough fashion … Or why is fashion is so boring right now?

Posted on: Friday, March 18, 2016

So, fashion month for Autumn Winter 2016 is finally over and I’ve found myself hard-pressed to remember any of it. Basically this season seemed to be just a whole lot of clothes that not only looked the same as lots of things from last season, but also looked the same as what’s on the streets […]

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Big changes in the global fashion industry and in Singapore too, but will they actually affect the way we shop?

Posted on: Saturday, February 20, 2016

Fashion month is upon us once more but this time there seems to be some sort of industry wide shake-up. The big names have finally realised that Instagram, smartphones, bloggers and improved manufacturing techniques have completely blown the old way of doing business out of the water. It just took them a while to see […]

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Big changes in the global fashion industry and in Singapore too, but will they actually affect the way we shop?

Posted on: Saturday, February 20, 2016

Fashion month is upon us once more but this time there seems to be some sort of industry wide shake-up. The big names have finally realised that Instagram, smartphones, bloggers and improved manufacturing techniques have completely blown the old way of doing business out of the water. It just took them a while to see […]

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Why Asian media should use Asian models or we don’t want to see white people anymore

Posted on: Monday, February 8, 2016

I was doing a story the other day on the recent haute couture fashion shows in Paris and was looking for an appropriate image to use as the thumbnail. Since we prefer to feature images that our readers can identify with, I was looking for an Asian model. There were three luxury houses being featured […]

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Why Asian media should use Asian models or we don’t want to see white people anymore

Posted on: Monday, February 8, 2016

I was doing a story the other day on the recent haute couture fashion shows in Paris and was looking for an appropriate image to use as the thumbnail. Since we prefer to feature images that our readers can identify with, I was looking for an Asian model. There were three luxury houses being featured […]

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Why do Singaporeans wear boring clothes? Or what’s wrong with a bit of layering?

Posted on: Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sorry for the break but I just had to go on holiday Which actually is the source of this blog. I spent about 10 days in Tokyo in early January and although it was cold-ish (no snow unfortunately) there were no end of well dressed individuals rushing around the city. Even the construction workers had […]

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Why do Singaporeans wear boring clothes? Or what’s wrong with a bit of layering?

Posted on: Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sorry for the break but I just had to go on holiday :) Which actually is the source of this blog. I spent about 10 days in Tokyo in early January and although it was cold-ish (no snow unfortunately) there were no end of well dressed individuals rushing around the city. Even the construction workers […]

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The future of fashion and why fast fashion needs to slow down (or why blogshops are still evil)

Posted on: Thursday, December 24, 2015

Surprisingly I didn’t get flamed to death for my last blog about the inadequacies of some of Singapore’s fashion students, but more surprisingly I did get a bit of a narky comment on an older blog about how I define the differences between ‘fashion’ and ‘retail’ brands … ie. why blogshops are not fashion labels. […]

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The future of fashion and why fast fashion needs to slow down (or why blogshops are still evil)

Posted on: Thursday, December 24, 2015

Surprisingly I didn’t get flamed to death for my last blog about the inadequacies of some of Singapore’s fashion students, but more surprisingly I did get a bit of a narky comment on an older blog about how I define the differences between ‘fashion’ and ‘retail’ brands … ie. why blogshops are not fashion labels. […]

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What’s wrong with Singapore’s fashion students?

Posted on: Sunday, December 13, 2015

After my last venture into venting about what’s wrong with young people nowadays – and the accompanying flaming I got for it LOL ‒ you’d think I’d be smart enough to stay away from the kids, right? Obviously not. But that could have something to do with the enormous number of pageviews I got, right? […]

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What’s wrong with Singapore’s fashion students?

Posted on: Sunday, December 13, 2015

After my last venture into venting about what’s wrong with young people nowadays – and the accompanying flaming I got for it LOL ‒ you’d think I’d be smart enough to stay away from the kids, right? Obviously not. But that could have something to do with the enormous number of pageviews I got, right?😉 […]

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What’s wrong with the kids? Or why the ‘strawberry generation’ needs a swift kick in the butt

Posted on: Friday, November 27, 2015

OK, sorry about missing a blog last week but … well, work takes over sometimes. :) Now … This isn’t technically a post on the fashion industry per se, but it’s peripherally related since many of the individuals I’ll be discussing I’ve met working in fashion media … So, that’s my justification. :) I’m currently […]

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What’s wrong with the kids? Or why the ‘strawberry generation’ needs a swift kick in the butt

Posted on: Friday, November 27, 2015

OK, sorry about missing a blog last week but … well, work takes over sometimes. Now … This isn’t technically a post on the fashion industry per se, but it’s peripherally related since many of the individuals I’ll be discussing I’ve met working in fashion media … So, that’s my justification. I’m currently in Bangkok […]

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What it’s really like being fat and female in the fashion industry …

Posted on: Friday, November 13, 2015

Well, Victoria’s Secret’s runway show is over for the year and while I’ve always thought it’s just a little too much like soft porn, at least the models on the runway actually LOOK like real women (even if some of their ‘attributes’ aren’t entirely natural). But if these lithe, super slim, structurally supported and amazingly […]

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What it’s really like being fat and female in the fashion industry …

Posted on: Friday, November 13, 2015

Well, Victoria’s Secret’s runway show is over for the year and while I’ve always thought it’s just a little too much like soft porn, at least the models on the runway actually LOOK like real women (even if some of their ‘attributes’ aren’t entirely natural). But if these lithe, super slim, structurally supported and amazingly […]

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Singapore doesn’t need 2 ‘fashion weeks’ … Or what I really think about Digital Fashion Week

Posted on: Friday, November 6, 2015

Right … now the dust has settled after last week’s 4 day event that was Digital Fashion Week Singapore 2015, I have some time to put down my thoughts on the whole shebang. Just yesterday I was asked by a Malaysian fashion editor what Digital Fashion Week actually was … And my answer was: “Another […]

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It’s OK to be old in fashion (as long as you’re also thin) … plus why I’m so disappointed with Suzy Menkes & the Cultural Cringe in Asian fashion

Posted on: Sunday, October 25, 2015

Yes, that’s a convoluted headline but stick with me all the way to the end and you’ll see how it’s all connected … EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN … Watching the recent “fashion month” I was struck by the number of looks going down the runways that were familiar … Everything old was new again; […]

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Instagram has ruined fashion …

Posted on: Friday, October 9, 2015

Yep. I’m just putting it out there. The recent fashion month for SS16 has been more Instagrammed than any other fashion week apparently. According to an article in Racked, this season’s New York Fashion Week alone was ‘instagrammed twice as much’ as the previous one, but as the app turned 5 this week some fashion […]

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