Cross-pollination: Dialogues between Singapore, New York and Latin America


Date & Time

Exhibition period: Fri 10 Nov – Sat 16 Dec 2023
Opening hours: 12:00noon – 7:00pm, Mon–Sat (closed on Sunday, public holidays and during College closures)


Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts





Step into the world of tomorrow's creators with this collaborative showcase between LASALLE College of the Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Drawing inspiration from the Museum at FIT exhibition ¡Moda Hoy! Latin American and Latinx Fashion Design Today curated by Tanya Melendez-Escalante and Melissa Marra-Alvarez, students from both fashion institutions engaged in creative dialogues around the themes of ‘Myth and Rituals’, ‘Beliefs and Economics of Care’, and ‘Activism and Resistance’.

In response to the connecting threads between Singapore, New York and Latin America, these students have crafted a diverse array of creative responses. Their contributions include fashion garments, eyewear designs with educational and resource support from industry partner bbase Design Group, brand identities, visually captivating imagery and dance performances. Bringing to life fresh perspectives on our collective future, this thought-provoking exhibition celebrates the diversity in craftsmanship and individual identities, illuminating the boundless possibilities of our interconnected world.

Image: Atiqah Nadhirah, Nur Syafiqah, Star Julia, Syed Abdullah, Zhang Yitong, Ombak, 2023. Courtesy of ENCORE.