Daniela Monasterios Tan is a fashion lecturer, researcher and curator based in Singapore.
In 2019, she begun a fashion podcast In The Vitrine with fellow fashion researcher Nadya Wang. She also co-founded an experimental Art+Fashion collective A Stubborn Bloom with artist Stephanie J Burt.
Trained at London College of Fashion under Judith Clark and Amy de la Haye, she has assisted various curators and archivists in research, archiving and costume mounting. These include exhibitions at The Barbican, Frida Kahlo Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum as well the London College of Fashion and Westminster University Menswear Archive.
In 2011 she co-founded fashion collective Mash-Up as part of the fashion incubator Parco Next Next. The label’s critical acclaim extended to Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Australia. In 2017, they were the first fashion collective to be commissioned to design a public pavilion for Chan+Hori Gallery’s visual arts festival, DI/SINI, at Gillman Barracks.
Her published research delves into the intersection between fashion, post-colonial dialogues and aesthetics.