7.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Level 5, Possibility Room, National Library Building
Ever wondered what librarians do? In this series of monthly talks, find out what makes our librarians tick as they share highlights of their work from the collections of the National Library.
Join Associate Librarian Zoe Yeo as she uncovers Singapore’s fashion history as seen through early books, magazines and souvenir publications from the National Library’s Legal Deposit collection, such as Fashion, Her World, Fashion Parade for Men and Costumes of Malaya.
These publications capture social changes in Singapore, from the rise and decline of dress-making, to the fashion trends featured in the magazines of yesteryear and the evolution of various traditional ethnic costumes. Learn more about our home-grown designers and their contributions to the local fashion industry.
Don’t miss this opportunity to view the colourful array of historical research materials on Singapore’s fashion history. You are welcome to dress up in your traditional costume or vintage clothing and share your favourite style with us!
About the Speaker
Zoe Yeo is from the National Library’s Advocacy & Statutory Functions team in the Content & Services Division. Her team oversees the compliance of Legal Deposit in Singapore. She is also involved in developing the National Library’s collections through Gifts and Exchange and actively liaises with libraries and institutions worldwide to enrich the National Library’s collections while promoting Singapore’s heritage in print.