I had a wonderful time mixing with the fashionable ‘who’s who’ of the fashion industry at Women’s Fashion Week Gala in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum. Astoundingly grand, guests were treated to a red carpet experience, with many fashion photographers taking photographs of the immaculately dressed, well heeled ladies and well suited dapper gentlemen for this fine black tie event. Local celebrities in attendance and spotted were Fiona Xie, Joanne Peh, Julian Hee, Nat Ho, Chen Hanwei, Hossan Leong, Dr Georgia Lee, Allan Wu and Wong Li Lin. Emcees for the night were Benedict Goh and Utt.
The three collections shown in the evening were all beautifully constructed, elegant avant garde pieces, glamourous occasions would come into one’s mind!
The collection was inspired by the screen goddesses of the Golden Age of Cinema, with the show choreographed by WFW Creative Director Daniel Boey. Stunning dresses are made with intricate lace details. Ornate flower motifs were in full blossom on these runway pieces, with attention to the finest of lace details and feminine silhouettes. This is observed to be wearable art in its finest form.
The dresses from this collection is observed to seek influence from the oriental chinese dresses known as “cheongsam” Modern cut short dresses with curve flattering fluid structures, accentuates a woman’s curves. The colour palettes used were amazing with shimmering tones to cheerful flowery monograms. Dressing up with panache, could make one feel like a princess of the Orient!
This collection encapsulates modern luxury, with old world charm, reminiscent of androgynous masculine jackets and pants tailored to a female form. Simplicity of clean lines are created by brilliantly folding white layers on black highlights, which gives structure to the pieces. Outstandingly elegant and creative in design, I would think this collection has huge potential to the customer market desiring understated luxury.
Women’s Fashion Week Chairman: Frank Cintamani
“The runaway success of Men’s Fashion Week 2011, evident by the immense support from the media, fashion industry and the community at large, showed that Singapore is well poised and crave for more excitement in our fashion scene.” Frank Cintamani
Photos of stylish celebrities on the red carpet:
I look forward to view the runway collections at Women’s Fashion Week commencing in end-October at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
Photos courtesy of Women’s Fashion Week / Senatus.