In the spirit of Hari Raya, we’re going to #supportlocal. We don’t just mean the stalls at Ramadan bazaars around Singapore, but also local brands who aim to fill the gap in the market in various ways. From halal makeup to batik pieces, we might have helped settle your Hari Raya look.
The founder of the brand, Nur Aqilah, uses the batik motif in all her products, from pillows to clutches. But if you want to get your hands on any of her designs, you better do it fast because she keeps the quantity low in order not to compromise on quality, and the products usually sell out within a month of launch. Shop her collection at www.shopgypsied.com.
Featured: Puspa Clutch, $55.90
Looking for halal-certified makeup that can make you look gorgeous this festive season? This Singapore-based makeup brand offers lip colours and eye shadows in an array of colours to complement your baju raya. They also offer a range of nail polish that you can take wudhu with. Visit www.zahara.com to see their full collection.
The collection is curated by a Singaporean woman who sources her products from South Korea. If you love minimalist pieces with just a bit of bling, you’ll find a fave on the website, accessories.sheshops.com. This could be exactly what you need to jazz up your baju raya.
Featured: Bohemian Mini Pearls Gold Earrings, $39
Founded by two Singaporean women, this brand aims to offer modest wear that are not too traditional or dainty. The brand offers hijabs and modest wear pieces that are adorned with unique designs illustrated by one of the founders, Selma. For their Eid collection this year, they collaborated with a Bruneian designer, Naforrer. Visit lullyselb.com to see the full collection.
Featured: Nona Kaftan, $179
Former fashion stylist-turned-entrepreneur, Adlina started out with a hijab collection, which she has since extended to modest wear. Two years ago, she pioneered the first earphone-friendly hijab. Her Eid collection features a range of easy-to-wear hijab and modern kurung. Shop her collection at www.adlinaanis.com.
Get your glow on for Hari Raya with this skincare brand that originates from Singapore. This halal-certified brand offers a range of masks and ampoules, some of which are stocked on Sephora. Use one of the masks the night before Hari Raya and wake up to plump skin.
Featured: Diamond Glow Overnight Masque, $59
This modest wear brand has come a long way from selling their pieces at a pushcart shop in Tampines to setting up their first showroom/shop in Tanjong Katong Complex. The brand believes in giving back to the society and environment, and is actively involved in helping single mothers, cancer patients and Muslim converts, while raising the awareness about sustainable fashion. Sufyaa offers a range of modest wear from kebaya to dresses. Visit their showroom or shop the collection at www.sufyaa.com.sg.
Featured: Songket A-line Dress, $220