What happens when one of Singapore’s up-and-coming fashion labels partners with the most anticipated and spectacular addition to the Singapore art scene? Well, let’s just say it’s perfect for this air-conditioned city. Singaporean fashion label Matter has partnered with the National Gallery Singapore’s Gallery & Co. to launch a capsule collection of exclusive, woodblock printed scarves inspired by the Southeast Asian art hanging on the walls of the museum.

Supporting heritage textile craft practices is an ethos that Matter take even further in this capsule collection by marrying the artisanal with the art. Taking cues from Filipino artist Roberto Chabet, the scarves entitled ‘En Bloc’ and ‘Circle and Line’ make reference to his 1985 work, The Ceiling. The collection also pays homage to Southeast Asian fishing villages in the ‘Ikan-Ikan’ print, in which a school of fish swim on a pastel blue dyed scarf.

This collection will be launched on February 11th and will be sold exclusively at Gallery & Co. in the City Hall wing of the National Gallery Singapore.

By Tanvi Rajvanshi