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For Mash-Up’s Pre Spring/Summer 2016 collection, the playful Singaporean label explores the kitsch world of American high-school chick flicks. Inspired by a dreamy 90’s aesthetic, teenage stereotypes collide with streetwear staples featuring Mash-Up’s iconic DIY aesthetic through a series of pastel-hued prints. Teenage hood is the messy world of in-betweens: childhood emotions meet adult-expectations of how one should behave. Bodies suddenly don’t fit into moulds and clothes they used to. These dichotomies are expressed through little acts of rebellion like feminine ruffles juxtaposed with child- like prints and set on masculine garments like sweatshirts. High-school blazers and uniforms are given the Mash-Up treatment with humorous embroidered patches and Memphis-style prints. Set against a soft, pastel colour palette, the kitsch prints quote chick flicks, and teenage tropes. Perfect for the tropics, fabrics include dri-fit jersey, slinky shirtings, spongy neoprene, plaid with embroidered patches and faux fur. The silhouettes remain wearable, easily styled, and urban-friendly with t-shirts, dresses, light unlined suitings and shirts.

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