Youths in Balaclava

Singaporean underground collective Youths in Balaclava (YIB) is not interested in seasonal trends, designer labels, or the status quo. The project began while its founders were still in high school and YIB's multidisciplinary creators have continued to defy Singapore's kiasu culture—an obsession with achievement and a concomitant fear of failure—ever since. Using fashion as a platform to revolt against political inequality, the brand merges social commentary with irreverent personal expression. Among the posse’s ever-changing numbers are designers, musicians, military guards, and financial advisors who commonly favour a self-taught DIY approach. The result is edgy streetwear: fitted hoodies and t-shirts that explode with counter-propaganda imagery and phrases, tactical cargo trousers embellished with straps and utility pockets, and jersey cardigans that nod to YIB's Southeast Asian roots. The revolution might not be televised, but YIB is lighting up the fashion underground.

Youths in Balaclava - Black & Green Transition Trousers

Youths in Balaclava

Black & Green Transition Trousers

$210

Youths in Balaclava - Reversible Purple Logo Jacket

Youths in Balaclava

Reversible Purple Logo Jacket

$175

Youths in Balaclava - Black Y Hoodie

Youths in Balaclava

Black Y Hoodie

$120

Youths in Balaclava - Reversible Brown & Beige Logo Jacket

Youths in Balaclava

Reversible Brown & Beige Logo Jacket

$175

Youths in Balaclava - Green Y Hoodie

Youths in Balaclava

Green Y Hoodie

$115

Youths in Balaclava - White Y Hoodie

Youths in Balaclava

White Y Hoodie

$115

Youths in Balaclava - Black Photochromic Ink Blot Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Youths in Balaclava

Black Photochromic Ink Blot Long Sleeve T-Shirt

$105

Youths in Balaclava - Grey & Beige '01' Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Youths in Balaclava

Grey & Beige '01' Long Sleeve T-Shirt

$105

Youths in Balaclava - White Stitching T-Shirt

Youths in Balaclava

White Stitching T-Shirt

$65

Youths in Balaclava - Black 'You' T-Shirt

Youths in Balaclava

Black 'You' T-Shirt

$85

Youths in Balaclava - Brown Photochromic Ink Blot T-Shirt

Youths in Balaclava

Brown Photochromic Ink Blot T-Shirt

$85

Youths in Balaclava - White 'You' T-Shirt

Youths in Balaclava

White 'You' T-Shirt

$85

Youths in Balaclava - Black Photochromic Ink Blot T-Shirt

Youths in Balaclava

Black Photochromic Ink Blot T-Shirt

$85

Youths in Balaclava - White Arrow T-Shirt

Youths in Balaclava

White Arrow T-Shirt

$85

Youths in Balaclava - Green Fleece Bunker Cargo Pants

Youths in Balaclava

Green Fleece Bunker Cargo Pants

$140

Youths in Balaclava - Black Fleece Shorts

Youths in Balaclava

Black Fleece Shorts

$75

Youths in Balaclava - Black & Purple Stripe Trousers

Youths in Balaclava

Black & Purple Stripe Trousers

$190

Youths in Balaclava - Black & Beige Two-Tone Trousers

Youths in Balaclava

Black & Beige Two-Tone Trousers

$145

Youths in Balaclava - Black Denim Cargo Pants

Youths in Balaclava

Black Denim Cargo Pants

$140