LASALLE Degree show 2014

LASALLE Degree Fashion Show 2014 raises the fashion bar at Audi Fashion Festival

On Saturday May 17, 2014, Couture Troopers had the privilege to witness the works of the graduating fashion design degree students from LASALLE College of the Arts – one of Singapore’s top art college in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London.   Text by Jessica Ye | Photography by Felly Loi . Staging a fashion show at … Continue reading

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More than just a musical: The costumes behind ‘A Singaporean in Paris’

It is true that staged show offer us the pleasures of clothing not simply as a material garments but a mode of dream. It fosters a feeling of expectancy, awakens the imagination, and maintains an incessantly renewed sense of novelty” (Diana Festa-McCormick in 1984 in Fashion in Fiction), and Sing’theatre Production’s latest offering, ‘A Singaporean in Paris’ … Continue reading


Audi Fashion Festival 2014 Returns with Headlining Designer Oscar de la Renta and An Exciting Lineup!

When it comes to Audi Fashion Festival, there is certainly no lack of fashion adrenaline or passion for that matter. For the upcoming month of May 2014, you can expect a slew of designers coming together to put on a series of high-octane fashion shows in a 5-day-long schedule, with international names to local alike, … Continue reading

Sunny Gu for Couture Troopers

Interview: Illustrator Sunny Gu collaborates with Couture Troopers in an anniversary special

Marking our 2nd anniversary, we are proud to present the lovely illustration drawn by fashion & beauty illustrator Sunny Gu. Born in China and based in Los Angeles since age 13, the incredibly talented artist has been known for producing works for well-known fashion magazines. From the likes of Vogue magazine, Dolce & Gabbana’s Swide … Continue reading

DKNY x Opening Ceremony


Minimalist — that was the dress code for the day, and so it appeared to be. When we stepped into the store of DKNY in Ion Orchard, we found ourselves face-to-face with an assemblage of people mirroring this exact sentiment, ourselves included– donned in black and white, from head to toe. It was a moment … Continue reading


Irina Dzhus taps into the notion of archetype for Spring/Summer 2014

Known for structured silhouettes and a subtle sense of avant garde, Ukrainian designer Irina Dzhus presents another collection worthy to be called a marriage between fashion and architecture. This Spring/Summer 2014 sees the emergence of visual concepts that are influenced by the orthodox Christian iconographic canons, coded universally by characters and graphics in a spiritual … Continue reading



#Fashionillustration –type that into any instagram search form and I guarantee that the number of posts you would get, pertaining to this topic, are dime a plenty. In fact, there are so many digital and traditional drawings out there as well as a seemingly rising fleet of illustrators, you can imagine how extremely challenging it is … Continue reading


“‘Crystals and the postman are a girl’s best friend’” — A FILM BY ELLEN VON UNWERTH

A woman in black sequin heels languishes luxuriously across the bed. Her hair is coiled tightly into thick curlers, her eyebrows are sharply pencilled, and her mascara is heavy, near impossible. She flexes on the bed with a indulgent sigh, draws out a bright pink lipstick and smears it across her lips. Then, spreading her … Continue reading



“In a universe populated by a multitude of life forms, it’s not uncommon to come across one, or two… or four extraterrestrials, with an almost schizophrenic love for drama.“ – Xinleh x Couture Troopers Something witchy has indeed landed. By that, I’m referring to our latest collaboration with artist and illustrator Xinlin, who goes by … Continue reading


Interview with Chia-Jen Chang, Designer of Taiwan Fashion Label VIVACITA

A discreet simplicity in avant-garde style is the recipe for VIVACITA, a unique independent fashion label that was created by Taiwan fashion designer Chia-Jen Chang. Churning out stunning collections after collections since his debut in 2011, the brand has since come a long way and is known for its array of fluid and androgynous silhouettes that … Continue reading


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