Over the weekend, Dover Street Market Singapore (DSMS) staged an outdoor event to celebrate its first anniversary here. The shindig featured a live DJ set, a hot dog stand by Better Gift Shop, as well as drinks to keep guests happily buzzed. There were also shipping containers placed around the area, which featured exclusive displays and products by brands such as Nike (the brand had a T-shirt screening service done by an artist) and Converse—the latter presented its One Star Canvas sneaker with a DSM pin and a live sneaker customisation demonstration by Mark Ong of SBTG.
DSMS also utilised the opportunity to introduce brands like doublet and RASSVET to Singaporean shoppers. Launched in 2012 by Japanese designer Masayuki Ino, doublet aims at juxtaposing humourous and logical concepts into streetwear. His latest fall/winter 2018 collection was also presented as an installation in one of the shipping containers, which was converted into the environment of a ski resort using fake snow and ski gear as props.
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RASSVET, meanwhile, is a capsule collection of skatewear by famous Russian designer Gosha Rubchinskiy and Tolia Titaev. This launch will no doubt be music to fans of Rubchinskiy, who announced he was shuttering his eponymous line in a statement back in April. Other brands that made appearances at the event were A Cold Wall, Stussy, Better gift shop, Potato Head Bali, Emotionally Unavailable and The Great Frog, all of whom have released exclusive pieces in-store for purchase.
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