Women’s Fashion Week 2011 Media Conference

Singapore awaits with bated breath for the most groundbreaking event of the year.

Singapore has been listed as the 8th most fashionable capital in the world by Texas’s The Global Language Monitor, advancing Tokyo and hot on the heels of Barcelona, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. This could be attributed to the growing affluence of Singapore, which appreciates and demands for the finer quality things in life. The international and local media have created strong publicity for Singapore to be well positioned on the fashion map with an array of internationally recognised fashion events.

The first ever Women’s fashion week would commence with a Pret a Porter collection from 21st to 23rd October 2011, this event showcases selected fashion brands found in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

The reclusive world of French Haute Couture will be presented for the first time out of France since the 18th century. This premier event brings over exclusive Parisian cultural heritage to Singapore’s shores during Haute Couture Week from 26th to 30th October 2011.

Mr Kien Lee

“Artistry of the highest level. Opulent yet understated”- Kien Lee (Women’s Fashion Week Director)

Haute Couture is known to be a high fashion art form, where a fashion designer is approached by a client to create custom fitted dresses for the individual. The fashion designer personally hand makes dresses with attention to the finest details.

The press conference gave the media a private audience to the showcase of two famous Grand Couturiers who came from France:

Grand Couturiers

Mr Gustavo Lin:


Mr Gustavo Lin’s haute couture creation was astoundingly beautiful, I felt awed by the energy of his architecturally inspired designs that featured silhouette flattering drape dresses.

“Designing clothes for woman is about the construction of the body.” – Mr Gustavo Lin.

An Engineering student at first, he decided to make the switch to study Architecture. He related surgical precision to garment making, with the meticulousness necessary to create haute couture designs.

 Mr Stephane Rolland:

 Mr Stephane Rolland’s haute couture was a beauty to behold. His minimalist creations were extravagantly cut with outstanding details.

He had started sketching since the age of 4, following which he studied fashion at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. At the age of 20, his talent was recognised by Christopher Balenciaga. “I am just here for woman, in general.” – Mr Stephane Rolland.

Dr. Frank Cintamani:

“Lets take the route of pure culture and art brought to Singapore. Sharing the art form that Paris has started 140 years ago.” – Dr. Frank Cintamani (Chairman of Women’s Fashion Week)

Dr. Frank Cintamani recommends Mode A Paris to gain insights and exposure into the world of Haute Couture.

A public event ‘WFW2011 Singapore Presents Haute Couture Exhibition” will be happening from 6th to 31st October, 2011 This event is launched to instill Couture consciousness amongst the public and fashionistas alike, ‘WFW2011 Singapore Presents Haute Couture Exhibition’ located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands‟ Jewellery Lane, will feature dozens of Haute Couture creations, past and current, from various couturiers.

– Women’s Fashion Week 2011 Press Release.

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