April 5, 2016

Ready-to-wear brand MAX.TAN introduces their Fall/Winter 2016/17 collection, Cloistered. Designed by NAFA fashion design alumni Max Tan, the label’s design is serious but never severe, minimal but never simple, fragile but never weak. Experiments with quirk cuts and expanding on extremely simple ideas define the MAX.TAN language. Maximising on minimalistic ideas, this complex language results in details that are sometimes blown out of proportions.

Much of the labels attention is paid to tailoring and draping while creating unexpected silhouettes and austere moods. The garmentplay with volume, modified shape and use, masculine, feminine, oversize, undersizeddeconstruction, reconstruction and transformationThe factors form the underlying DNA of MAX.TAN. The label advocates an alternative anquiet fashion lifestyle.

About Cloistered


In the absence of peace, everything ceases to exist. The universal formula of peace remains a divisive issue. Humans believe in the efficacy of two opposite extremes – military and religion, to attain peace. We live in the world where different ideologies strive for the same ideals. When different beliefs are in search of a common groundpossibilities are endless.


Fall/winter 2016-17 explores the spirit of co-existence in a societys paradigm of peace. Drawing inspiration from two different sets of uniforms, the collection transcends military and religious norms. Vulnerability is seen between seams secured with hardware tools. Fragility is revealed with an exercised sense of control. A continuous composition of the oppositesit is about the strong and the weak, the peace and the violence, the freedom and the seclusion