MAX.TAN

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A MININALIST APPROACH

Serious but never severe, minimal but never simple, fragile but never weak.

Experiments with quirk cuts and expanding on extremely simple ideas define the max.tan language. Maximizing on minimalistic ideas, this complex language results in details that are sometimes blown out of proportions. Much of the label’s attention is paid to tailoring and draping while creating unexpected silhouettes and austere moods. The garments play with volume, modified shapes and use, masculine, feminine, oversized, undersized, deconstruction, reconstruction and transformation.

“Cuts informed by South East Asian garment archetypes and challenging traditional techniques”

— THE STUDIO


CELEBRATING MULTICULTURISM

As a brand based in Singapore, the studio questions its position and contribution as a label based in South East Asia - cuts informed by South East Asian garment archetypes and challenging traditional techniques. We are inspired by all elements that defines the South East Asian style, from lifestyle, architecture and the construction of heritage garments.

Tinkering with icons of the past cannot be approached superficially. Innovation through an inspired synthesis of the old and new, sleek and kitschy, heritage and modernity, Western and Eastern, must be done with finesse, authenticity and respect.


WORKS DOCUMENTED IN THE ARCHIVE

Staged: 4 August 2023
Costume Designer

Staged: 20 May 2021
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Staged: 7 October 2020
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Staged: 25 March 2020
Costume Designer

Staged: 24 October 2019
Costume Designer

Staged: 14 May 2016
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