|Street Goth Luxury|
Black, Genderless, Morbid. Started in 2006, Andrew Loh and Kenny Lim draws ideas from gothic, punk and street styles. Totally disinterested in the wholesome people of the world, DEPRESSION wishes only to dress and drape the dark, brooding urchins from the streets.
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 LA, Solestruck USA, Off The Wall Hong Kong, Tangs Singapore, Nekromancie Italy and RA Paris 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.
The label has 2 sub lines, namely kpop inspired street wear NCE not cool enough and the more casual t-shirt line Antidepressant clothing.
“DEPRESSION has established a cult following among underground creative types, fringe artists and counter-culturists.” － Esquire
About the designers
The design industry in Singapore is sometimes depressing. Ten 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 the years, the design duo has kept busy collaborating with other noted names such as Onitsuka Tiger, judging competitions such as the Audi Star Creation and even starred in advertising campaigns for Starhub and the Red Cross.
DEPRESSION owns and runs the multi-label store called the 'SECTS SHOP'. The unisex street wear store takes you into the underbelly of society and introduces subculture fashion to Singapore. From london alt punk labels Underground and Killstar, to the in-house street goth style from DEPRESSION. From american skater street fashion like Thrasher, to the urban kpop likes of R.shemiste and DbyD.gnak. The 3 year old store is now located at Orchard Gateway #04-14.
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