Changi Airport x Shentonista: Changinista — Classically Different

Tram, designer from Vietnam, in the T1 Transit Hall.
T-shirt from Uniqlo, pants from Muji, shoes from Adidas, bag from PUSW, spectacles from Gucci. 

If I were to tell all my friends about Changi Airport, I’d say:
It’s great, because of all the shops!

We had guessed that Tram worked in a creative field the moment we spotted her, and our hunch was right: Tram is a freelance graphic designer from Vietnam, and had been here in Singapore on holiday for three days with her husband and three-year-old son. Although she’s heading back home, Tram’s already thinking about where she’d like to head to next: Japan. “I’ve heard a lot about it from my friends, and I’ve never been there before, so it’s a place that I’d really like to visit.”

She’s not daunted by the fact that she has to travel with a young child, saying that it is, in fact, “pretty easy”. That certainly doesn’t stop her from travelling around five times a year, and Tram says that Singapore is one of her favourite places to visit. What does she do, then, whenever she’s in Changi Airport? “Shop! My favourite place is the skincare, perfumes, and cosmetics section, and I think the airport is great because of all the shops.”

As a graphic designer, Tram loves that she’s able to create anything that she wants. “The only thing is that I sometimes get a creative block, and don’t have any ideas.” Perhaps it was her attention-grabbing Mickey Mouse t-shirt or colourful socks that gave her away, or the array of tattoos that lined her side, all the way up to her neck; either way, we like her fresh take on the usual t-shirt, sweatpants, and sneakers combination when it comes to airplane style. “I like to be dressed comfortably, and I like streetwear. It’s the same for my travelling look,” she says. “I think, when it comes to looking fashionable when you travel, simple is best.”

This is a Shentonista project for Changi Airport

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