Streetwear is hot globally but local brand Flesh Imp has made waves with an edgy urban look since 2000

Local label Flesh Imp has been making its mark since 2000, before the edgy urban look took over the fashion industry

Streetwear is having a fashion moment globally. But 18 years ago, local streetwear brand Flesh Imp was already making waves on the Singapore scene - long before the edgy urban look had the cultural capital it is enjoying today.

The unisex brand, which has stayed true to its edgy but comfortable aesthetic, was started by managing director Vincent Quek, 43, and director Nicholas Cho, 40. It has not only grown, but also thrived for nearly two decades in Singapore's fickle retail market.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 20, 2018, with the headline 'Fleshing out streetwear'. Print Edition | Subscribe