The Singapore Designer Collective’s ‘pop-up’ store on Orchard Rd has closed.
The Keepers designer outlet ran for a whole 16 months during which it had more than 220,000 customers.
It was launched as a platform to showcase Singapore designers, and was an initiative of the Textile & Fashion Federation (TAFF) and Singapore designer Carolyn Kan of Carrie K, with the support of the Singapore Tourism Board, Spring Singapore and the DesignSingapore Council.
Keepers showcased 113 designers and artisans across the disciplines of art, accessories, books, fashion, food, homewares, jewellery and lifestyle products. It hosted design-related workshops, events and talks, and helped increase the visibility of such designers as Aijek, Pu Bu Me Su (now stocked at Tangs) and Gnome & Bow.
Keepers also sparked led to collaborations, such as that of Carolyn Kan and the illustrative type team Wit&Folly, in which two hand-scripted words were immortalised in jewellery, as well as graffiti artist Ceno2 transforming Keepers’ exterior wall.
“We are very pleased to have achieved our key objectives and will continue to support Singapore designers in their pursuit of making a global footprint as well,” says TAFF CEO Lynette Lee, who also co-organised Keepers.