Let your little ones can ring in the Chinese New Year in style with these made-in-Singapore collections. We’d be proud to wear them not just during CNY, but every single day of the year!
It seems like we’ve been celebrating non-stop and before we know it, we’ll be ushering in the Year of the Dog! Have you started Chinese New Year outfit shopping for your kids yet? No? Why not #GoLocal and check out these Singapore-based brands whose designs little fashionistas will wear with pride? Some even have matching adult-sized designs, hence the whole family can sashay out this CNY in perfectly coordinated #MadeInSingapore style. Huat ah!
1. Chubby Chubby
We love: Founded by graphic designer Nix Deng, this homegrown label is modern, whimsical and fun. Everything is made in Singapore – from kids’ clothing to toys and accessories. For 2018, their Oriental Origami collection features baby rompers, cheongsams and mandarin shirts in origami crane and goldfish prints. Furthermore, there are even matching outfits for Mum and Dad!
Where to find it: TANGS outlets at Tang Plaza and VivoCity
2. Sea Apple
We love: Since Sea Apple launched their debut collection of cheongsam dresses for girls last year, their fun, modern clothing have garnered a good following among the fashion crowd. First of all, their outfits are simple yet elegant. In addition, they come in light, breathable linen fabrics perfect for Singapore weather. This year’s collection, inspired by familiar Singapore flora and fauna such as the ixora, and local landmarks like Gardens By The Bay’s Cloud Forest, is a stunner!
Where to find it: Specific Motherswork and TANGS outlets, as well as other local shops.
We love: Previously known as Elly Loves, this homegrown children’s fashion label has been around since 2009. Their Chinese New Year collection is always hotly-anticipated, with bright, refreshing prints and Asian-inspired fabrics. In addition, Elly offers matching outfits for siblings, and recently expanded their range to cater to babies, tweens and mums as well. The new CNY range will be available mid-January, and includes a shirt designed for dads!
Where to find it: Online, and at the Elly Store (0-8 years) and Twelve by Elly (6-12 years) at Cluny Court
4. Le Petit Society
We love: This boutique brand features sassy designs and comfy materials for kids up to 12. Simple, practical, trendy and fun, their CNY collection (available from 10 January 2018) is perfect for wearing when visiting friends and family. In addition, they also stock accessories like socks, shoes and gumboots. Finally, if you’re into family sets, they have matching outfits for parents as well!
Where to find it: 6A Shenton Way, Downtown Gallery, #03-10
5. Hunter + Boo
We love: Hunter+Boo prides itself on producing beautifully-crafted, ethically-made clothing for kids, using organic cotton fabrics which are soft and comfy, yet durable and easy-to-wash. Their exclusive designs depict the richness of nature and island-living in Singapore. Most noteworthy for eco-conscious mums is the fact that they also have a line of organic skincare products from the USA and Australia.
Where to find it: Online, at The Playfair (#03-155, Marina Square Shopping Mall
We love: Founded by fashionista mama Maggie Dumra, BaeBeeBoo is a super cute local label for little girls (though they also offer clothing options for little boys as well). They’re known for their comfortable, flowy “Bae” kaftan frocks which are hand-embroidered by women from a small community in Jaipur, India. Because profits from the Bae collection go to a charity which provides shelter for children of sex workers in India, your child can be both fashion-forward and socially-conscious this Chinese New Year.
Where to find it: Gallery and Co. at the National Gallery Singapore
7. Leia + Lauren
We love: Two of the cutest babies on Instagram, “Momo Twins” Leia and Lauren have taken social media by storm. Mum Amber Lok loves creating adorable outfits for her girls that reflect their characters and personalities and you can get the same gear for your little ones as well! Check the website quick, as they sell out fast.
Where to find it: Online, with free courier delivery within Singapore.
8. Voon and Daughters
We love: Inspired by their global travels, high-fashion and children, sisters Valerie Voon-Rabiller and Violet Voon wanted to create clothing for children with unexpected design details, a vibrant colour palette and easy-to-wear pieces. Stylish yet subtle, these outfits are made of versatile, breathable material that your children will love to wear.
Where to find it: Online
9. Boys by Mark
We love: Though mainly a boys’ clothing label, this homegrown brand also offers options for the entire family (such as Daughter and Mommy cheongsams for Chinese New Year). Their shirts are versatile, easy to handle and stylish. The brand also offers options for custom commission of outfits through an e-tailor service (for boys, men, or family twinning).
Where to find it: Online
10. In Good Company
We love: While not a kids’ fashion brand, this award-winning womenswear company has a Mini Me range for girls aged 3-8 years. Their clothing focuses on cool tones, practical designs and contemporary staples that can be easily incorporated into your child’s everyday wear. Have a daughter who isn’t into the whole “Disney Princess” concept? Give her something sleek, modern, and minimalist for Chinese New Year instead.
Where to find it: #B1-06, 2 Orchard Turn, B1-06 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
11. Elizabeth Little
We love: Designed and made in Singapore, Elizabeth Little offers a range of dresses, cheongsams and blouses for girls (and shirts for boys). Using Liberty Art fabrics from London, they work with Singaporean artisans to produce amazing hand-made creations with distinctive floral prints that are both adventurous and imaginative.
Where to find it: Online
12. Maison Q
We love: The outfits here aren’t just incredibly adorable; they also do double duty as they’re reversible! To commemorate the year of the Dog, Maison Q has released a limited edition collection with doggies as cutouts on the reversible cheongsams, reversible onesies, and reversible shirts. You can also find formal CNY clothes such as the Paradiso Dresses that the Momo twins are wearing in the image above. This is available at Takashimaya.
Where to find it: Online, Motherswork, Robinsons, PriviKids, Naiise, Keepers, and The Playfair
Finally, here’s another that we cannot resist sharing. It’s a local designer label that carries – quite possibly – the widest range of family cheongsam collections in Singapore!
13. Little Qipao
We love: Established in 2010, Little Qipao’s designs don’t just blend traditional wear with contemporary style; every outfit is created with comfort in mind and crafted using the finest imported fabrics. We like the clean lines of the boys’ kungfu shirts and the sweet cheongsam florals for little girls. With matching outfits for mums and dads as well, the 2018 Family Harmonised Series lets everyone in the family step out in style!
Where to find it: Online, and at Isetan Scotts, Isetan Nex, and Takashimaya
From traditional Chinese clothing to hip, modern pieces that can be worn throughout the year, these #MadeInSingapore brands have something for every child. Dress up your little ones and let them ring in the Year of the Dog with style!
Feature image: Le Petit Society