Be in the Know! 5 Emerging Clothing Brands from Malaysia and Singapore

Dress up for the city nightlife, dress down for the tropical beaches, all in local clothing brands! The warm weather, dense cities and diverse culture in Singapore and Malaysia have cultivated many entrepreneurial local brands designing clothes just for this lifestyle. Here are a few of the gems you can easily shop for online!


1. Graye menswear brand from Singapore

Graye’s menswear pieces look stylishly understated on their own. When mix and matched together, it’s apparent they are designed to easily transition your look from office work days to happy hours to a lazy day in.

Noragi Shirt | Waffle Textured Trousers

(Left) The classic noragi cut and open front paired with denim material and a modern cuff.
(Right) A slim-fit style trousers made with raised woven waffle texture.


2. Salient Label womenswear brand from Singapore

Geometrics doesn’t repeat itself here! Between seasonal colors, unexpected pattern accents and versatile cuts, Salient Label is full of delightful surprises with styles that are sleek, fun, and feminine.

Mies Dress | Kyleigh Open Crossback Top

(Left) Halterneck, a daring t-back and extra sash ribbons for wrap-waist details.
(Right) An asymmetric layer front and eye-catching large panel crossback.


3. Evelinen womenswear brand from Malaysia

Evelinen specializes in linen clothing which gives better airflow and make you feel comfortable throughout the warm, humid days. The natural linen fabrics sourced from Japan and Europe turns into clean-cut pieces in neutrals, light shades as well as red and navy blue.

White Long Dress | Red Long Dress | Blue Top

With these handmade garments, some of them made to order, Evelinen encourages you to message in with your measurements for the best size.


4. Sawang sarong brand from Malaysia

Nowadays, people around the world are all wearing sarongs. Sawang revisits the cultural heritage and connects the traditional garment with the newer generation with beautiful fabrics and modern, wearable aesthetics.

Maroon Tropical Sarong | Blue Phalawan Sarong

(Left) Tropical palm leaves in red and gold over maroon fabric.
(Right) Pahlawan (hero warrior) motifs over blue background.


5. Anaabu men and women’s apparel from Malaysia

Anaabu “infuses soft androgyny” into their carefully designed pieces, highlighting the neutral character of linen, cotton and wool materials. You’ll feel like you’re at home with Anaabu’s pieces like Asian-inspired loose-fits and hoodie jackets.

Parka Hoodie Jacket | Loose Top 

(Left) Straight cut bodice with hidden utilitarian pockets and inner waist drawstring.
(Right) Dropped shoulder boxy top with flap pockets and fray hems.


Head to the online shops and find out why people love these Singapore and Malaysia clothing brands!

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Text: Melissa

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