Spotted! Max Tan


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Max Tan believes with zeal and passion in what he does. Graduating form Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Max’s passion for fashion design embarks on an adventure with a boosting start, as he bags the 2006 Best Graduate Award at NAFA with his first collection, ‘Wrath and Temptations’. The following year, Max clinches second runner-up in the Singapore Fashion Designers Contest, with his debut collection, ‘Borrowing from My Boyfriend’s Wardrobe’


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Max about his Spring/Summer 2010 collection, titled PRESSED: “How many ways can you re-imagine a white shirt? The variations are practically infinite and this time, I trained my focus on the single item that may be absolutely recession-proof; a classic white shirt. If that sounds conservative, there is nothing workaday about these shirts. Shirts are toyed with quirk cuttings and blown up proportions, conjuring up silhouettes that conceal the wearer’s form, creating a new shape altogether. Transparencies of pleated organza combined with cotton shirting add a feminine air of lightweightness to the sobriety of an otherwise strict and sharp collection. Expanding on the idea of pressing a crisp white shirt, streaks of pleating are introduced to the crisp white cotton shirting collection. Normal work trousers are traded for pleated wide legged palazzos with a “collared” waistband, sleeves are also blown out of proportions for cuffed jumpsuits.”

Max’s designs are available from Blackmarket, and eggthree‘s  Erskine Road and Mandarin Gallery outlets.



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