“I am now only going through my queer puberty and that is to say realising that the skin that I am in is beautiful, it’s worthy, and I don’t have to conform to societal norms to live my life to be who I am,” said drag queen Opera Tang in a feature by Rye—a local womenswear label founded by designer Bessie Ye—as part of their Pride Month campaign.
This year’s theme, Come Together, unites all individuals that are involved in the LGBTQ+ community and tells their stories through the lens of fashion. Enter: a limited-edition capsule collection of Love+ scarves in various colours, patterns and sizes that mirror the diversity in the community.
“With this campaign, [we] continue to celebrate the profound significance of LGBTQIA+ visibility in Singapore, with an uplifting lens and through fashion,” the brand said in a statement.
The styling possibilities are endless with the Love+ scarves, encouraging self-expression and creativity. Wear it tied around the neck or draped around the shoulders, or make a sartorial statement by sporting it as a top or a dress. The design can also be knotted into a catchall or a crossbody depending on its size, making it a staple for the fashion-forward utilitarian.
And there’s more: the label will be donating all profits from the collection to The T Project—Singapore’s first shelter for the homeless transgender community—to contribute to the establishment of a family counselling centre.
Explore Rye’s Come Together campaign stories featuring personalities such as Tang and non-binary DJ Zenon, and shop the Love+ scarves—which retail at $39, $59 and $89 depending on the size—online and in stores.