Melvin’s definitely a cool cat, decked in a monochrome ensemble and a bowl haircut that’s all about pushing the edge. Going for a play on textures and layers instead, he expertly puts together a pleather T-shirt (over a white shirt), drop-crotch pants (over tights) and rubber sneakers. Sporty and sleek, it comes as no surprise that Alexander Wang and Calvin Klein’s work rank as some of his favourites. “Winter is my favourite season,” he shares, “I can go all out with piling layers of clothes on myself. Of course, that’s hardly practical in Singapore when I’m sweating buckets dressed just in shorts and a singlet.” Melvin’s also a self-confessed city dweller, so winter in New York is probably his end goal. “But if all else fails, I’ll just head to Bali for a retreat, or sip a cuppa in Melbourne, enjoying the slower pace of life,” he concludes. Sounds like a dream.
This is a Shentonista project for Common Thread.