‘Runway Singapore #SGFASHIONNOW’ Opens in Busan
On August 10, Runway Singapore, an exhibition of Asian relics and crafts, will open at the KF ASEAN Culture House (KF–ACH) in Busan through the joint efforts of the KF–ACH and the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in Singapore. The ACM, one of Singapore’s four national museums, was established in 1997 under the country’s National Heritage Board and collects and exhibits archeological, anthropological, and folkloric relics and crafts.
‘Runway Singapore #SGFASHIONNOW’ is the third exhibition of the ‘Runway Singapore #SGFASHIONNOW’ project launched in 2021, jointly planned by the ACM curatorial team and students of the LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. Scheduled to run until October 29, the exhibition features works created by contemporary Singaporean designers that testify to the country’s cultural and racial diversity, while simultaneously offering a diverse re-interpretation of Asian cultural heritage.
The 27 modern fashion works on display are arranged according to three themes: “Craftsmanship,” “Innovation in Tradition,” and “Urbanite.” The “Craftsmanship” section features eight dresses from pioneering Singaporean fashion designers active from the 1980s to the 2000s, as well as the works of contemporary designers that employ embroidery and tailoring skills from the East and the West. “Innovation in Tradition” features eight pieces that re-interpret Singapore’s traditional attire such as kebayas, sarongs, cheongsam, and corsets. The “Urbanite” section consists of 11 dresses from Singaporean street-fashion brands currently drawing attention in Korea, France, and other international markets.
Among the items on exhibit are pieces by Andrew Gn, an acclaimed designer in the Paris fashion world; Harry Halim, well-known for creating the stage costumes of popular stars; and OliveAnkara, the slow fashion brand inspired by African fashion.
The exhibition will provide a rare opportunity to trace the rich, aesthetic traditions embodied in Singapore’s multicultural fashion design.
Venue: KF ASEAN Culture House, Special Exhibition Gallery
Period: August 10–October 29
Inquiries: Performing Arts and Exhibition Department, 051-775-2024, email@example.com