It’s that time of the year again, when Singapore’s fashionistas start planning their best #ootd outfits to be snapped outside Singapore Fashion Week. Here are our picks of the best Singapore and Asian talent to spot …
By now it’s fairly obvious that the Honeycombers team is super proud of all the great Singapore talent that’s busting out of the design world, the fashion industry, the beauty scene and naturally, for us, the fabulous dining and drinks environment too.
So, of course, we can’t wait to check out the Singapore fashion stars who will be showing at Singapore Fashion Week 2017. Yes, there’s some great international talent as well – Mrs Obama’s favourite Jason Wu for example – but we thought we’d give some love to the Singaporean and regional talent …
Here are our top picks of who to know, who to watch out for, and which shows are worth getting tickets for this year at Singapore Fashion Week 2017.
Singapore designer Laichan will open Singapore Fashion Week
Known for his interpretation of traditional Chinese cheongsam or qipao, Singapore artisan Lai Chan will be the main event opening Singapore Fashion Week 2017. While his more detailed and elaborate designs are practically couture, Lai Chan also has a ready-to-wear or prêt-à-porter collection that is perfect for a special occasion. Expect to see stunning, elegant and dramatic pieces on the runway; the designer is also at home creating fabulous theatre costumes.
Laichan shows on Thursday, 26 October, 2017, at 6pm. Singapore Fashion Week 2017 will be held at National Gallery Singapore. To book tickets, go to www.sistic.com.sg/events/csfw2017.
Whole9Yards will show for the first time at Singapore Fashion Week
For the first time Singapore label Whole9Yards will be showing on the runway at Singapore Fashion Week 2017 as part of the Fashion Futures 2.0 Show. The brand is best known for its contemporary lace, embroidery and floral designs – you’ve almost certainly seen one of their dresses walking around Singapore. Whole9Yards is a bit of a quiet behemoth, the brand is available in 18 countries including France, the US, Italy, Japan and China!
Whole9Yards shows on Friday, 27 October, 2017, at 9pm as part of the Fashion Futures 2.0 Show. Singapore Fashion Week 2017 will be held at National Gallery Singapore. To book tickets, go to www.sistic.com.sg/events/csfw2017.
Emerging design star Ginlee joins up with Ling Wu at Singapore Fashion Week
Winner of the inaugural Singapore Fashion Awards Emerging Designer of the Year in 2016, Gin Lee will be showing her eponymous label at Singapore Fashion Week 2017 also as part of the Fashion Futures 2.0 Show. This brand is known for its sophisticated colour palette and soft lines. There’s a certain softness and feminine quality to the clothes without being overtly saccharine or traditionally girly.
One of Singapore’s best known and popular accessories brands, Ling Wu, is known for its use of colourful exotic skins. Designer Goh Ling Ling creates bags and other leather goods that are delicious to look at and touch but also super practical. This year her work will debut on the Singapore Fashion Week runway as part of the Ginlee show.
Ginlee featuring Ling Wu shows on Thursday, 26 October, 2017 at 9pm at part of the Fashion Futures 2.0 Show. Singapore Fashion Week 2017 will be held at National Gallery Singapore. To book tickets, go to www.sistic.com.sg/events/csfw2017.
Newcomer Wai Yang is well worth checking out at Singapore Fashion Week
Emerging, young designer Wai Yang’s work is something that should brighten up any jaded fashionista’s palette at Singapore Fashion Week. This will be the first time many of us will have seen the work of this London College of Fashion graduate. Her eponymous label is minimal in cut but maximalist in use of colour with a strong focus on textiles. We’re really looking forward to this one.
Wai Yang shows on Friday, 27 October, 2017 at 6pm as part of the Fashion Futures 2.0 Show. Singapore Fashion Week 2017 will be held at National Gallery Singapore. To book tickets, go to www.sistic.com.sg/events/csfw2017.
See future fashion stars first at Harper’s Bazaar Asia Newgen Fashion Award 2017 Show
This is the place to spot the future fashion stars from all around the region. Launched as a platform to help emerging talent in Southeast Asia, the Harper’s Bazaar Asia Newgen Fashion Award 2017 Show will be a mix of the interesting, the fashion-forward and some pieces you’ll want to get your hands on immediately. This show is a great opportunity to see what you’ll be wearing in a few years time.
Harper’s Bazaar Asia Newgen Fashion Award 2017 Show is on Thursday, 26 October, 2017 at 7:30pm. Singapore Fashion Week 2017 will be held at National Gallery Singapore. To book tickets, go to www.sistic.com.sg/events/csfw2017.
Modest Style is something brand new for Singapore Fashion Week
Did you know that Modest fashion is worth more than $243 billion? I know, surprising isn’t it. Basically the concept of modest style is not exclusive only to the Muslim community, although yes, that’s the core of its followers in our region, but many women globally are interested in covering up a little bit more. Personally I find modest fashion designers’ skills amazing – they have very strict parameters they have to work within and yet manage to come up with some stunning clothing. As part of Singapore Fashion Week 2017 there will be a series of three MODESTyle Fashion Showcase runway shows featuring some of the top modest fashion designers in Southeast Asia including Malaysia’s award-winning designer Jovian Mandagie, established Indonesian designer Dian Pelangi who has showed internationally. If you’re looking for something new and different, I really recommend checking out one, or all, of the MODESTyle shows.
MODESTyle Fashion Showcase 1 will be held on Saturday, 28 October, 2017 at 1pm; MODESTyle Fashion Showcase 2 will be held on Saturday, 28 October, 2017, at 2:30pm; and MODESTyle Fashion Showcase 3 will be held on Saturday 28 October, 2017 at 4pm. All of the showcases are part of Singapore Fashion Week and will be held at National Gallery Singapore. To book tickets, go to www.sistic.com.sg/events/csfw2017. For more information about the MODESTyle shows, go to singaporefashionweek.com.sg/modestyle/.
So there you have it; these are Honeycombers’ picks – OK, my personal suggestions – of which shows to check out at Singapore Fashion Week 2017.
For the complete list of all the runway shows and the details for the accompanying Zipcode Fashion Tech summit, and to buy tickets, go to singaporefashionweek.com.sg. Singapore Fashion Week 2017 is held at National Gallery Singapore.
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