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Fashion designer, students and parents design school uniforms

Published on Jan 26, 2013 5:00 PM

Schools are engaging the help of fashion designers, students and parents to design their uniforms.

Westwood Primary, a new school in Jurong West, got Ms Audrey See, owner of local cheongsam boutique The Girl’s Kaksh, to help design its tartan print uniform last year. It also invited 10 parents to give feedback on a prototype.

Another new school, Crest Secondary, surveyed 200 Primary 6 pupils on the choice of uniform colour during its road shows at four primary schools last year. Most pupils picked a yellow top over a white one – hence, the school’s eventual yellow-and-navy blue ensemble.

When designing uniforms, schools say they look at striking designs that stand out among other schools in the area, and designs that allow ease of movement and are suitable for Singapore’s humid weather. For more, read Life! tomorrow.