Singapore's street style highlighted in New York Times fashion video series

SINGAPORE - More often than not, the typical Singaporean is seen in a t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops; a casual and practical outfit to fit the country's humid climate.

Even in the more gentrified areas and along the more upscale parts of the city's shopping district, Singaporeans have been known to dress down.

A recent video by The New York Times takes a closer look at the street styles available along Orchard Road, highlighting four fashion-conscious individuals including owner of online blog shop Love, Bonito, Rachel Lim.

"Comfort is key for the Singaporean, so you can find fuss-free pieces in their wardrobe and I would say that with the rise of social media and the internet age, Singaporean are becoming more experimental with their style," said Ms Lim.

Fashion stylist Zafirah Hassan, also featured in the video, said, "I think style is more internal and lasting because fashion and trend fade very fast."

Titled Intersection, the US publication's video series captures the characters, looks and stories that mark a neighborhood's style. The extensive series includes cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Stockholm, Brooklyn, Paris and Berlin.

melheng@sph.com.sg