Who needs jewellery when you can add style to your outfit with a crafty, quirky piece of wearable art like pins and patches created by Singapore artists
Love to accessorise but not really into the standard bling like rings, necklaces and bracelets? Not everyone digs jewellery and that’s okay.
From simple, minimal designs to more eccentric, statement types; quirky pins and patches are an excellent way to accessorise your clothes. It’s a really versatile trend and everyone can pull off a pin. One thing’s for sure, a kooky one makes for a good conversation starter.
We’ve got you offbeat, creative types covered with this list of some interesting wearable pieces for a fun artsy outfit.
The C Project
These sisters are true followers of pop culture and it shows in their collection of pins, earrings and stickers. There’s the Spice Girls, Drew Barrymore, and even Frida Kahlo in the mix!
Pastel colours and vibrant illustrations is what makes the patches and stickers by Tepi Curry a definite stand-out. Art that is reminiscent of summer and fleeting youth? It’s feel good vibes all-around.
If wacky, eccentric and slightly trippy is something you can get into, Almost Asthma’s design will fit the bill. Though the designer has limited designs on pins, you can also check out her posters and artwork – they’re just as kooky.
Rock the cool kid look with the selection of pins and patches from this creative collective. Playing on some 90s nostalgia – Polly Pocket, Barbie, Sweet Valley High, etc. – they put an edgy spin on the otherwise ‘vanilla’ iconic names.
Eggs, alpacas, cats, nose-digging – they’ve somehow emulated all of these in their cute enamel pins. Definitely one to pin on to stand out, you can also shop their designs at NAIISE.
When I Was Four
For a bit more of a local flavour, When I Was Four stocks designs that are uniquely Singaporean with a side of nostalgia. Gem biscuits, old-school milk packets, rabbit sweets and other snacks are the inspirations for their wearable pieces.