The balance between progress and staying true to your identity is very well thought through at NAFA.
In any field of creative discipline, you need to be very very hungry. If one is not hungry to stay ahead, you won’t be leading the pack, you’ll always be chasing trends.
After graduating in 2006 as Best Graduate, Max went on to show his first collection at the Singapore Fashion Week in 2007 and was awarded the second runner-up position at the Singapore Fashion Designers Content. With the recognition that he received from the competition, Max started his own label max.tan and continues to create one-off pieces and capsule collections to meet the increasing demand for his designs.
Today, max.tan is stocked in key retail outlets throughout Singapore, and is making waves in the international retail scene. max.tan was invited to showcase at Modefabriek in Amsterdam in 2010 and was the first Asian-based label ever to do so. The A/W 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 following S/S 2011 collection was picked up by Vogue Nippon and Surface Asia calls max.tan one of the hottest new names to look out for in fashion.
Apart from designing for his label, Max also lectures at NAFA.