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Dover Street Market opens in Singapore

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Dover Street Market has finally opened its doors in Singapore, the fifth location for the Japanese fashion retailer, conceived by fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, the founder of luxury label Comme des Garçons.

Located inside an old army barrack, the latest market addition officially opened on Saturday, after it was first announced in December 2016.

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DSM Singapore is housed in a building that forms part of the COMO Dempsey complex.  The complex has been hailed as a “lifestyle destination” in Singapore, stocked with designer shops and restaurants.

“I want to create a kind of market where various creators from various fields gather together and encounter each other in an ongoing atmosphere of beautiful chaos; the mixing up and coming together of different kindred souls who all share a strong personal vision,” said the Japanese designer, who designed the new store.

DSM Singapore sells a curated range of luxury streetwear labels. Inside, Balenciaga, The Row, and Thom Browne are in their self-designed individual sections, alongside the mainstay Comme des Garçons — hung within two large glass-meets-steel fittings.

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Elsewhere, the Wire Fence Labyrinth boasts metal mesh walls and hosts women’s fashion from Jacquemus, JW Anderson, Molly Goddard and Vetements, while the store’s men’s apparel is found inside solo steel towers.

DSM opened its first location in London in 2004. Today, it has locations in Tokyo, New York and Beijing.