“The idea of power dressing today couldn’t be farther away from the shoulder-padded girls of Working Girl. Today’s business attire for women-on-the-go is very different, as is their aspiration to be the top cat. Women want success but not by having to sacrifice their right to dress as women; and
certainly not as slighter versions of men in suits and sensible shoes. The democracy of fashion has allowed women to demand for the right to click high heels with the big boys in brogues.

Check out our trend report as Associate Fashion News Editor, Gerald Tan, rifles through the madness of the fall/winter season to give you the best, most powerful edit. Whether you decide to get full designer in Nicolas Ghesquière’s metallic knits and monochrome silks for Louis Vuitton, or take Senior Fashion Editor Windy Aulia’s advice for “Autumn in New York” where he styles the first looks of the season, the choice is yours. And let’s not forget the delicious baubles to go with your new fall/winter wardrobe as Fashion Stylist, Debby Kwong, selects stand-out jewels fit for boardroom to bedroom.

Powerful jobs, powerful clothes, powerful jewels and of course, powerful retreats to get all that adrenaline and ideas racing. Joyce Cheo, our new Senior Beauty Writer, picks the best spas to help you unwind and chill to get that brain working as fine as you look. And of course, the most powerful reason to celebrate this season: Singapore’s Jubilee Year. This tiny island has become such an important economic force in the region, if not the world, over the past 50 years, and we are proud to have played a part in this country’s incredible success. Read what Lifestyle Editor, Dana Koh has to say about the top 50 places and faces that make this island truly super. And in our special collector’s edition of BAZAAR Art, we celebrate the man who gave his life to this country, Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew.

There you have it: Power in its various guises. Don’t be a bystander—power up in your new fall/winter garb and be a stylish player.”—Kenneth Goh, Editor-in-Chief

Watch behind-the-scenes video of our August Power List shoot with Crystal Renn.

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