Menswear designer Xie Qian Qian wants Singapore men to dress better

Menswear designer Xie Qian Qian describes her design ethos as bringing a modern touch to more traditional garments, to make them suitable for everyday wear.
Menswear designer Xie Qian Qian describes her design ethos as bringing a modern touch to more traditional garments, to make them suitable for everyday wear.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - Like many menswear designers in Singapore, 26-year-old Xie Qian Qian sees the Singaporean combo of T-shirt and shorts as her biggest obstacle to getting men here to dress better.

"Many of my customers are afraid to try new styles and new designs. The struggle is how to get them to try something different other than T-shirts and shorts," said Ms Xie, who is the founder of ready-to-wear menswear label Graye, in an interview over the phone.

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