Basic Models Has Launched An Apparel Collection That’s All About Model Off-Duty Style

Model off-duty is almost the holy grail of casual style. It’s the kind of laidback appeal models want to channel at castings, with just a simple tank top and jeans for instance, and an effortless attitude that us everyday people would love to emulate. Well, now you can. Basic Models Management, a top modelling agency in Singapore, is celebrating their 10th birthday with a special ‘A Basic‘ collection of casual wear.

Done in collaboration with local clothing label AforArcade, we see wardrobe essentials such as bralettes, oversized t-shirts, pullovers and lounge shirts, which are inspired by the styles of Basic Models‘ current roster of models. You’re probably familiar with some of these faces too, while many of them happen to be NYLON cover girls as well.

Kaci Beh and Layla Ong, for instance, are established across fashion editorials and international runways; Fiona Fussi is the face of Clarins’ global campaign; and Aimee Cheng-Bradshaw, on top of being an adidas and Anessa ambassador, most recently featured across Charlotte Tilbury store fronts for their latest global beauty campaign. And yes, we can vouch that these are pieces they would actually wear to magazine castings.

The collection’s colour palette is, understandably, muted, which makes sense since these are staple pieces you’ll want to mix and match with the other items in your wardrobe. Black, grey, and white reign, though there’s also a small pop of colour with a maroon shade.

One of the most basic items, pardon the pun, would be the A Basic Box Tee, though little details make its casual style work; its made from a mid-thickness cotton jersey, which sits smartly across the shoulders while allowing comfort and movement, with a boxy, oversized cut.

Other versatile pieces include a comfy-looking A Basic Sweatshirt made from a cotton terry fabric, best paired with the A Basic Sweatshorts for a coordinated look. These, along with socks and a cap, are unisex items as well and feature an embroidered ‘A Basic’ logo.

For women, the collection further includes a crop tank top in soft jersey, made to be slipped on since it comes with in-built padding, along with a sleeved crop top, a bralette with the ‘A Basic’ logo on the band, and a sleek tube top and mini spaghetti-strapped dress, both of which are padded and unlined to make for easy wearing.

See the full collection here:

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The A Basic Collection, priced from $24 to $45. Available from 28 September 2022 at

Basic Models‘ annual open casting returns on 5th November 2022.