Skeptics may question Chelsea Scott-Blackhall’s nationality because of her Caucasian looks. Together with French couturier Pierre Balmain, he worked on the “ Sarong Kebaya” uniform and immortalised the look. “My nostalgia would lead me to not want to change a thing (about the Sarong Kebaya),” said Scott-Blackhall during a recent interview with Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore after the Singapore Fashion Awards (SGFA) took place on 24 November, where she had won Designer of the Year.
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.
This year, at Singapore Fashion Week (SGFW), we’ve seen many collections dedicated to women’s fashion and nearly all of them are focused on the young. One designer, however, has stood out from this year’s line-up by presenting a mini-collection targeting a different market segment: women in their 50s and 60s.
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 .
The first section was dedicated to the theme “The Singapore Dress”, which saw designer Lai Chan’s interpretation of Singapore’s local culture through women’s fashion. The second section was entitled “WANDERLUXE” and saw 24 outfits presenting bold contemporary twists to traditional fashion.
Indonesian designer Dian Pelangi is one of the headliners at this year’s Singapore Fashion Week. At the mere age of 26, Indonesian designer Dian Pelangi has already become a prolific figure representing the Southeast Asian region at top fashion weeks in London, Milan and most recently, New York. Earlier this year, the entrepreneur shook the fashion industry after she presented a showcase in the Big Apple featuring models donning the hijab and catapulting modest fashion further into the mainstream fashion world.
Singaporean designer Lai Chan will be opening this year’s Singapore Fashion Week. Having designed elegant outfits for local celebrities such as Joanne Peh and Jesseca Liu, designer Lai Chan is definitely no stranger to Singapore’s fashion industry. This year, the designer – dubbed by some as ‘the grand dame of the cheongsam’ – will be opening the annual Singapore Fashion Week, which runs from 26 to 28 October.
Mention the name Jovian Mandagie, and many fans of modest fashion go wild. Not only is the Malaysian designer a dashing soon-to-be father, but his brand of ready-to-wear (RTW) collections and bridal couture gowns have been much sought-after by celebrities across the border.
Happening from 26 to 28 October at the National Gallery, the three-day event will feature a collection by celebrity designer Jason Wu, as well as those from modest fashion designers such as Jovian Mandagie and Dian Pelangi. Singaporean fashion designer Lai Chan, who will be the first Singaporean designer to opening for SGFW, is best known for his beautiful designs of the cheongsam, or qipao.
While the fashion week season has gone on full gear with many brands showcasing their collections for fall this year, former fashion week events planner Stephanie Dickson is on a mission to reduce fashion waste one green step at a time.
This year’s Singapore Fashion Week (SGFW) will return from 26 to 28 October at the National Gallery. The annual event, which has been shortened to three days, will feature a collection by celebrity designer Jason Wu, as well as those from modest fashion designers such as Jovian Mandagie and Dian Pelangi.