If you love streetwear, tattoos, collectible sneakers, and art, then the annual Culture Cartel (CC) will be right up your alley. Returning for its fourth edition at *SCAPE Singapore, the street culture convention will feature close to 200 of Asia’s best brands, creative talents, designers, and personalities across art, fashion, music, tattoos, toys, and even NFTs.
Happening from now until December 4, the event will be held across three floors with music performances, talks, panel discussions, masterclasses, competitions, giveaways, and the most exciting of all—raffle draws of limited-edition bundles and drops.
Some first-time headliners include Matt Gondek, who recently launched his NFT project Fight Club and will be doing a “live” graffiti performance during CC. Another hot favourite looks set to be Tokidoki (Simone Legno), whose deep love of Japan and fascination with world cultures led to the creation of the toy brand with its whimsical characters.
On the fashion side of things, there’s Patta, an Amsterdam-based and black-owned streetwear brand named after a slang term for “shoe”– a nod to the founders’ Surinamese heritage.
If you fancy cool collaborations, there’s Yeti Out, a music collective and apparel imprint, which bridges east and west with its series of popup raves, apparel designs, and record releases. They’ll also be collaborating with Heineken Silver to present a capsule collection of merchandise that’s exclusively available at CC. Meanwhile, collectors of vinyl toys ought to check out Secret Fresh, the vinyl toy shop of Philippines-based toy and art collector, Big Boy Cheng.
While at the media preview, we also spotted plenty of familiar names like Action City, MightyJaxx, G-Shock, Island Boys, as well as homegrown tattoo artist Pharaoh’ Horses. F&B options, including SG Chee Cheong Fun x Tobyato, Jiggy, and Culture Cartel Bar, are readily available to satiate hungry bellies.
Guests can look forward to collecting freebies from the brands, most of which are running social media photo contests to encourage visitors to snap away for a chance at winning limited-edition merchandise. Who knows? You might just walk away with your dream pair of sneakers while you’re there.
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