New era of Japanese fashion dawns in Singapore

Mr Kozo Kawamura, who founded the boutique Colony Clothing in Singapore five years ago and also designs pieces for its made-in-Japan eponymous label, says Singapore is likely to see more Japanese labels come in.
Mr Kozo Kawamura, who founded the boutique Colony Clothing in Singapore five years ago and also designs pieces for its made-in-Japan eponymous label, says Singapore is likely to see more Japanese labels come in.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
Japanese roomwear brand Gelato Pique is expected to enter the Singapore market this year.
Japanese roomwear brand Gelato Pique is expected to enter the Singapore market this year.PHOTO: MASH GROUP

SINGAPORE - Move over, Uniqlo. A fresh slate of Japanese fashion labels has landed and gained ground in the Singapore retail scene.

Japanese contemporary womenswear brands Snidel and Fray I.D. opened a store each early this year in Ngee Ann City - their first stores in South-east Asia.

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