Spotlight: Singapore Stories 2019

This year marks Singapore Bicentennial where we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Raffles’ arrival in Singapore in 1819. This formed the turning point that set Singapore on a new trajectory. Celebrating the Bicentennial is an opportunity for us to delve deep into our history and customs.

The commemoration is an opportunity for us to reflect on the traits that are embedded in the Singaporean DNA – openness, multiculturalism and self-determination.

The 2nd edition of Singapore stories therefore focuses on Singapores Bicentennial and challenges our home-grown creatives to develop fashion designs that reflects the rich heritage of the country.

Programme Specifics

Create a design that reflects the rich heritage of Singapore via your specific medium or discipline.

The design should highlight the growth and development of Singapore since her founding as a centre of commerce and a strategic military outpost of the British Empire that Raffles presciently saw as part of Singapore’s geopolitical importance.

  Consider how your designs may come to life via form of your apparels/accessories. 

Benefits for the Designers

Shortlisted designers get:
Retail Showcase*

3 days of pop-up space at Tencel Studio
1 month pop-up retail at Level 1 at Design Orchard

National Showcase

Opportunity for governmental leaders to be dressed in apparels designed by you


Marketing awareness in major media platforms that include Clozette’s website, leading women fashion and social network in Asia

Feature by KOLs

KOLs to be part of the event showcase and to be seen in the designers’ new collection


*There will be a fee of $400 (taff members), and $800 (non-taff members)

Submission Criteria For Designers

Portfolio of Capsule Collection to include the following:

  • Moodboard
  • Sketches of collection (5 designs)
  • Fabric choice
  • Target audience
  • Price points

*Submission to be in soft copy pdf only


30 April
Deadline for submission

10 May
Announcement of shortlisted brands

20/21 June
Photoshoot of Designers

30 July
VIP Night

2-4 August
Pop-up retail at TENCEL Studio

5-30 August
Pop-up retail at level 1 Design Orchard