New streetwear brands at Surrender: Cav Empt, Peggy Gou’s Kirin, and Ianua

New streetwear brands at Surrender: Cav Empt, Peggy Gou’s Kirin, and Ianua

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Text: Ho Guo Xiong

Newflash, hypebeasts: your favourite multi-label streetwear store in Singapore, Surrender, recently announced three new exciting additions — Cav Empt, Kirin, and Ianua — to their stable and we've got the deets below.

Cav Empt

If you're a long-time purveyor of streetwear, the graphics of Tokyo-based Cav Empt might be familiar to you. After all, the people behind the label, Toby Feltwell and Sk8thing, have worked at heavyweights including Billionaire Boys Club, BAPE, and Ice Cream. Cav Empt, stemming from the Latin word caveat emptor – meaning buyer beware ­— is a testament (or a heed) to its unconventional use of material, styles, and often subversive visuals.


You know Peggy Gou as a DJ and music producer. The South Korean has a new hyphen to her name: a fashion designer with her own label Kirin. Debuting this fall/winter 2019, the collection celebrates her roots with Korean mythological motifs juxtaposed against her love for colour, bold prints, and retro club references. Fun fact: Kirin, which means "giraffe" in Korean, is Gou's spirit animal.


Founded in 2018 by Mia and Adeline Chivu, Ianua — named after the ancient Roman goddess of beginnings, Ianus — prides itself on combining quality Italian fabrics and craftsmanship. The result is a sensuous and glamorous Ianua woman looking to stay ahead of the stylish pack with unique silhouettes and sumptuous materials.