Harper's BAZAAR Singapore December 2015

Nothing excites me more than the craft of a fashion shoot. And when it comes to haute couture, that sense of excitement, anticipation and elation is practically palpable. Haute couture—the pinnacle of fashion—is truly outstanding to behold in a runway show. Can you imagine how amazing it is to shoot the pieces? You get to touch, feel and look at the construction. It’s fashion that’s meant to be savoured, not worn, snapped, Instagrammed and forgotten about in a Snapchat minute. Haute couture has the power to transport you to another era, another space, even another country—there are fewer things in fashion that command such presence. And so annually, I dedicate a whole issue to the beauty and craft of couture.

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From the cover with edgy Korean supermodel Park Soo Joo in Chanel’s exquisite cream silk and satin crêpe pantsuit, cutting a dashing masculine presence in womenswear, to the arresting, startling and iconic Grace Jones who excels at creating her own version of couture for her stage performances, our December issue is filled with enlightening profiles, enriching stories and exciting pictures.We have compiled some of the best gifts for friends, loved ones and, ahem, yourself as a reward for a year’s hard work.

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We have beauty secrets to get you party-perfect in minutes. And we have the glorious spread,“Pirates and Princesses,” from Carine Roitfeld that takes a swashbuckling approach to the new season’s fashion. Also, we took to the antique galleries, cobble-stone streets and grand river banks of Paris to shoot the very best of haute couture.

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Then, on our sunny shores, our Senior Fashion Editor,Windy Aulia, captured 10 of the most stylish women in our annual list. We celebrate their chic style, their love for fashion, and their thoughts and actions on giving back to society. We take inspiration from fashion and we give back to the world through fashion. It’s a cycle that never ceases to amaze and delight.

Merry Christmas, my dearest readers—may Santa grant you infinite fashion fantasies.

—Kenneth Goh, Editor-in-Chief

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