Diploma in Fashion Design
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
Max started his own line of womenswear which made its debut in the fully fledged Spring/Summer 2010 “Pressed” collection at PARCO next NEXT, a fashion design incubator project jointly created by Parco Singapore and the Textile & Fashion Federation (TaFf).
“Pressed” was selected as one of the Top Ten Spring/Summer 2010 collections by trend forecasting and reporting website stylesight.com, and was subsequently propelled into the international spotlight.
Due to this media coverage, Max’s label, max.tan became the first Asian brand to be featured at the prestigious Modefabriek show in Amsterdam in 2010. His Autumn/Winter 2010-11 collection, which debuted in Amsterdam, was subsequently featured by Vogue Paris online and went on to win second place at the China Fashion Creation Contest 2010. His Spring/Summer 2011 collection was featured by Vogue Nippon and Surface Asia, making max.tan one of the hottest new fashion names to look out for.
The max.tan line is stocked at retail points from Scandinavia to the Middle East and continues to be an active participant in Copenhagen Fashion Week.
Max currently teaches Creative Fashion Draping and Design Realisation for the Diploma course in Fashion Design at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.