Sometimes we travel the world in search of something new, only to come right back home at the end of it all. That was certainly the case for Singapore-based designer Jon Max Goh, who first graduated from The New School’s Parsons School Of Design in 2015, where he earned a B.F.A. in Fashion Design, fresh off winning the CFDA Scholarship Award in 2014. Many awards and years later, Goh now works as a designer for homegrown fashion retailer Love, Bonito, on top of staying busy curating designs for his own independent label.
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It’s been many years since we last caught up with the rising star, who recently showed a collection at FashionCONNECTS’ Catwalk with a Conscience runway presentation at the National Museum of Singapore. Below he tells us all about his most recent design inspirations, how he hopes to represent his country on a global stage, and the advice he has for young aspiring designers here in Singapore.