Benjamin Barker x Fender at Zouk

An Artisanal Night of Fashion and Music

A synchronized duet of quintessential classic menswear with the cornerstones of music was infused by two endearing artisans in their own rights – Benjamin Barkerand Fender.

Benjamin Barker x Fender Event at Zouk Singapore
Benjamin Barker x Fender Event at Zouk Singapore

“ Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”

– Robert Frost,“The Road Not Taken”,1916

Benjamin Barker's Fall-Winter '16 Collection
On the runway during the Fall-Winter ’16 Collection

Impassioned with the desire and inclination to transcend boundaries, break new frontiers, and explore the road less traveled. The Benjamin Barker gentleman is also an intrepid traveler. From sequestered lanes in old Kyoto to the Sahara Desert of Morocco, his love for serendipitous encounters is rivaled only by his innate hunger for adventure.

Model wearing B by Benjamin Barker and Fender’s award-winning In-Ear Monitors

Inspired by the insatiable traveler, Benjamin Barker launched their Fall / Winter 2016 collection alongside with Fender’s award-winning In-Ear Monitors. The In-Ear Monitors offer the wearer personal acoustic sanctuaries tuned to deliver aural and intense pleasure. The artistic partnership by the two homegrown labels transcended the glass ceilings and explored new frontier for the worlds of fashion and music.

Taking Flight 

Charcoal Buttoned Hoodie and Jet Black Engineered Chinos from the B by Benjamin Barker Collection

Galvanized by the jetsetter and the man on the move, the brand’s casual collection – B by Benjamin Barker was born. The debut of B by Benjamin Barker was designed with the singular vision of constructing practical and basic apparels without comprising on comfort, style and fit.

By referencing classic work apparel and delve into its functions, the B by Benjamin Barker collection combines tailoring concepts with technical and modern construction.

Act 2: The Blues Explorer (music by : Dru Chen) 

Olive Hooded Parka Jacket with Navy Engineered Jogger Pants from the B by Benjamin Barker collection
Olive Hooded Parka Jacket with Navy Engineered Jogger Pants from the B by Benjamin Barker collection

The fashion presentation progresses from featuring urban jet setters to adventure seekers and explorers. Guests at the event experience a world of syncopates blue with sands and khaki colours. The coveted high street model-off-duty look was created by pairing the signature Benjamin Barker blazer with well-tailored basic shirts and chinos.

Dru Chen Performing at the Benjamin Barker x Fender Event at Zouk Singapore
Dru Chen Performing

Act 3: Jazz and Soul (Music by Fender Artiste, Charlie Lim) 

The final act was by galvanized the music from the Jazz era and dapper gentlemen like Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Charles Mingus. In the Jazz era, the dapper gentlemen were the icons of style and soul. The fashion presentation ended with a display of the classic collection of well-tailored blazer, suits and pants in Fall’s key colours.

Dapper Charcoal Suits from the Benjamin Barker Fall-Winter '16 Collection
Model wearing Dapper Charcoal Suit from the Fall/Winter ’16 Collection
Guests at the Event
From Left: Farisha Ishak, Guest, Munah Bagharib, Hirzi Zulkiflie, Guest, Guest


Liyann Seet

Fashion Editor

A Singaporean investor, commercial model, beauty queen and philanthropist. Liyann began her commercial modelling career at 16 and later represented Singapore in international beauty pageants in Asia Pacific and in the United States. She has since won several international beauty pageant titles. Liyann is also responsible for founding the International Children Foundation that advocates equal educational opportunities for underprivileged kids.

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