My Bag

Fashion designer Jasper Goh was last but is now leading

ON HIS BAG: This tote bag is from Atlasta, a street-influenced brand from San Francisco and Singapore. I thought the design was really nice. I've never carried a tote bag before, but now I know why people like it. It's so convenient, you just throw e
ON HIS BAG: This tote bag is from Atlasta, a street-influenced brand from San Francisco and Singapore. I thought the design was really nice. I've never carried a tote bag before, but now I know why people like it. It's so convenient, you just throw everything in.

As a fashion student in Temasek Polytechnic, Jasper Goh graduated last in his cohort.

Today, the 28-year-old has his own menswear label, The Authority, which he founded in 2015.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 22, 2018, with the headline 'Designer was last but is now leading'. Print Edition | Subscribe