Tjin Lee, founder of marketing and communications agency Mercury M&C, which organises Singapore Fashion Week, said this year’s edition is her last as the festival needs to “evolve” and “pivot”. Speaking with Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore at the book launch of “Madonnas and Mavericks: Power Women in Singapore” at the National Gallery Singapore on Wednesday (1 November), Lee said, “After 11 editions, that is my last Singapore Fashion Week.
This year, we spotted model and social media star Irene Kim (@ireneisgood) opening for the Exhibit show on Saturday night (28 October). The 29-year-old happens to be a close friend of the homegrown brand’s owner Yoyo Cao (@yoyokulala), who is also a fashion influencer. Irene Kim has been dubbed as the new face of the fashion world by many fashion publications and has amassed a million followers on Instagram.
Jason Wu’s inaugural fashion showcase in Singapore also meant that some of us were able to catch the New York-based designer in action backstage at the National Gallery’s Supreme Court Terrace. Despite having arrived in Singapore a couple of days ahead to prepare for his Singapore Fashion Week (SGFW) showcase on Saturday (28 October), the headlining designer for this year’s event still insisted on having one final rehearsal before the lights went on a 8.30pm.
With the recent rise of modest fashion around the world, it’s not surprising to see this genre of fashion debuting at this year’s Singapore Fashion Week. Here, we have collections by Indonesia’s Dian Pelangi and Malaysia’s Jovian Mandagie that were presented at the National Gallery’s Supreme Court Terrace on Saturday (28 October). Both designers, who are behind leading modest fashion brands in their respective countries, showcased different visions for the Muslim woman. While Jovian combined elements of fun and urban street style with loose-fitting dresses, pants and tops, Dian played with bold prints and bright colours. More on Singapore Fashion Week here . Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
New York-based fashion designer Jason Wu, who is well-known for dressing America’s former first lady Michelle Obama, headlined Singapore Fashion Week on Saturday (28 October).
New York-based fashion designer Jason Wu was in Singapore to headline this year's fashion week. Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore caught up with the 35-year-old for an insight into his fashion philosophy, his thoughts on his first trip to Singapore and his plans to expand in the region. More behind-the-scenes details here . PHOTOS: Fashion designer Jason Wu presents Spring 2018 collection at Singapore Fashion Week Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .