Peter Kor is one of Singapore’s veteran fashion designers and entrepreneurs, widely lauded as Singapore’s “cheongsam grandmaster” for his signature design aesthetic and impeccable craftsmanship and detailing. From his humble beginnings as a style book illustrator for a fashion design company, Peter went on to launch his own fashion label, “Bianca”, in 1986. The ready-to-wear lines of the label were quickly picked up by large department stores such as Isetan and Metro. Two years later, the eponymous “Peter Kor” label was launched.
Besides being one of the nation’s trailblazing fashion entrepreneurs, Peter has judged local and international fashion contests including the Singapore Fashion Designers Contest (1995, 2001 and 2006) and the 15th China International Young Fashion Designers Contest (2007). He has also been invited for several designer showcases at the Singapore Fashion Week and represented Singapore on international platforms such as the Asia Designer’s Forum in Tokyo (together with globally acclaimed designers such as Lee Shin Woo and Yohji Yamamoto), the ASEAN Young Designers Show, and the World Fashion Collection in Osaka.
After immersing himself in the contemporary Chinese market for more than a decade, where he served as design consultant and Creative Director in Beijing, Peter returned to Singapore to relaunch the “Peter Kor” label at Tangs in 2009. His flagship boutique on Purvis Street (now relocated to Queen Street) was opened the following year. The label, which has amassed great acclaim since its launch, features ready-to-wear pieces and bespoke items. The distinctive Peter Kor aesthetic – bold, classic, and proudly Oriental – has won him an unwavering following throughout the years. Peter’s relentless inventiveness gives credence to his guiding motto: “A true designer never repeats himself.”