No leather jackets, woolly jumpers or neck warmers for these standout Autumn/Winter collections by some of Singapore’s hottest designers.


Jo Soh’s quirky label turns 10 this season and the designer is celebrating this milestone with a quintessentially Singaporean collection. Full of kitschy charm, it features prints of hand-drawn HDB buildings set against a backdrop of happy hues like sky blue and sunset yellow. Classic, feminine cuts and lightweight fabrics keeps clothes practical. $99 upwards at #02-14 Mandarin Gallery, 6836-5367,

In Good Company (IGC)
The tailored-minimalist aesthetic has been the defining look for IGC since the beginning but, this time, the label’s founders-designers have gone a step further with new fabric treatments. Hemlines and edges are cleaner, thanks to a bonding technique that gives soft cottons structure without adding bulk. $89 upwards at the IGC pop-up store, TANGS Orchard, 310 Orchard Rd., 6737-5500,

One-year-old local label Youyou’s third collection for fall is, fittingly, named light. Breezy, luxurious fabrics are pleated and twisted and ruffled to inject volume to boxy silhouettes, while pastel colors and shimmering fabric complete the overall feminine look. Not too big on color? Play it safe with their comfy, black and white staples. $59 upwards at Threadbare & Squirrel, 660 North Bridge Rd., 6396-6738,


Foon Foono
Visual artist Foon, who has been crafting leather bags since 2011, is now onto menswear, and his recently launched first collection is steered in a different direction. While there are echoes of a sharp, fuss-free aesthetic like his pared-down accessories, the new collection steals the show with surreal prints of sea creatures on its T-shirts. $89 upwards at Matchbox, #02-20 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Rd., 6884-4396,

Reckless Ericka
The color palette for Reckless Ericka’s latest collection may be subdued, however the clothes are anything but. Inspired by the film The Grey and Japanese animation Princess Mononoke, the label’s signature suiting is given a softer, quirky spin with rope details, drapes and a slightly exaggerated silhouette.  Just perfect for the fashion-forward dandy. $139 upwards at The Reckless Shop, #02-08/09 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Rd., 6338-8246,

Head honchos Alex Yeo and Xie Shangqian put the fun back into classic tailoring with geometric patterns like herringbone and polka dots, cast in gradient hues from bright to dark on shirts. Completing the look are dress pants and blazers, some of which even feature edgy patchworks. $79 upwards at PARCO next NEXT, 2/F Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Blvd., 6595-9100,