The Street Issue
Welcome to CATCH’s Singapore Street Style issue. This November we’re focused on the growth of a culture.
“Street” emerged from the masses, and gained popularity in recent years. These days, the culture can be divided into different aspects like art, sports, fashion, lingo and food. And we’ve cov- ered it all!
When I think of what it means to have your own style, no matter what part of the streets you represent, it’s so important to have your own individuality. The team chose artistes as street as they come, but we looked for more than random strangers; we’ve chosen to feature people who’re really something else. We’ve got stories showing how there’s more to someone, beyond the bling that they wear.
CATCH chatted with some rappers who dispel all stereotypes that come with the job; after all, when they perform their songs, it’s personal because they usually write their own lyrics, drawing inspiration from memories and experiences; which includes re- nown Singaporean rapper ShiGGa Shay. We also got talking to some street dancers, and there ended up being a story that moved us. A now-famous breakdancer persevered through hardships - like living on the streets when he was just 14; he never gave up till he made it to the big leagues in Singapore, joining Radikal Forze.
How you integrate your flair into what you do is essentially what it means to have your personal style. You can be as playful, bold and inventive as you want. Many people want to fit in they lose sight of how being different and unique are things to really take pride in.
True creativity is hardly found in your comfort zone - it’s found around the edges. You be your own person.
I hope you enjoy!
Editor - In - Chief