|Street Goth and Asian Cultures|
Black, Genderless, Morbid. Started in 2006, DEPRESSION draws ideas from gothic, punk and street styles, while throwing Chinese cultures and characters in the mix. Totally disinterested in the wholesome people of the world, we wish only to dress and drape the dark, brooding urchins from the streets.
About the brand
DEPRESSION has participated in runways such as Singapore Audi Fashion Festival, Seoul Fashion Week and Malaysia Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
Celebrities like Adam Lambert, Kat Von D, Taboo from Black Eyed Peas and Zhang Ziyi have been spotted in the label’s creations.
Collaborators over the years include Casio, Durex, Swarovski and Pioneer.
International concept stores that have worked with DEPRESSION include Wut Tokyo, Wall Tokyo, Merci Taipei, H. Lorenzo Los Angeles, Solestruck USA, Off The Wall Hong Kong, Sects Shop Singapore, Tangs Singapore and RA Antwerp among others.
In Singapore, the label is featured in the country’s official SG50 book ‘Living The Singapore Story’, was recently inaugurated in the prestigious local museum titled ‘50 years Of Singapore Design’ and is also one of five handpicked labels to feature in the sgNext50 exhibition and Fashion Steps Out runway at Orchard Road.
About the designers
The design industry in Singapore is sometimes depressing. Nine years ago, as young designers, Kenny Lim and Andrew Loh often felt stifled and discouraged. As a result, they were convinced that the only way to be happy was to start their own design agency, and DEPRESSION was born. Inspired by Singapore’s sub-cultures, the duo creates with a streak of rebellion and a taste for the macabre.
The self-taught fashion designers met while working in the advertising industry circa 2002. Kenny is an English Literature graduate and worked as a Copywriter, while Andrew’s background is in Graphic Design and he enjoyed a career as an Art Director. Over the years, the design duo has kept busy running two multi-label stores called SECTS SHOP, an online store www.ShopDepression.com, collaborating with other noted names, judging competitions like the Audi Star Creation and even starred in advertising campaigns for Starhub and the Red Cross.
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