debra langley
Dress; pants; heels, Debra’s own. Ring; watch; bangle, Bulgari

This year’s diverse crop of extraordinary women in Singapore have it all: Sophistication, smarts and an exceptional sartorial sensibility that put them in a league of their own. The multi-hyphenate is a go-getter who is, not surprisingly, drawn to New York City’s vibe: “You see elements of style expressed in so many diverse and different ways. It’s endlessly energising.”

What’s your earliest memory of fashion?

My mum teaching me to sew and adjust a paper pattern, and getting creative with that.

What’s your ultimate fashion indulgence?

It’s typically something super-different or unusual, like the Chanel vintage corset I bought a few years ago. It’s the most beautifully and thoughtfully constructed garment I’ve ever seen, and a great incentive never to gain weight. It really is an amazing piece and a total indulgence.

What is your favourite hotel and why?

The COMO Metropolitan London. The location is fabulous and the rooms are light and airy, and COMO has a magnificent range of body wash products with distinct fragrances that permeate the rooms.

Do you have a travel routine?

I’m pretty organised, and I can prepare for different trips quite easily with a checklist I carry in my head. So I kind of get into the zone before I travel and just do what I need to.

See more of the BAZAAR Stylish Women 2016 here:

Singapore’s Most Stylish Women 2016: Karisa Sukamto

Singapore’s Most Stylish Women 2016: Loh May-Han

Singapore’s Most Stylish Women 2016: Josephine Chan Griede

Singapore’s Most Stylish Women 2016: Mae Tan

Singapore’s Most Stylish Women 2016: Karen Ong-Tan

Singapore’s Most Stylish Women 2016: Dana Cheong

Singapore’s Most Stylish Women 2016: Jenny Cheah

By Gerald Tan and Dana Koh
Photographed by Gan
Styled by Windy Aulia
Hair and Makeup: Grego, Manisa Tan/PaletteInc
Photography assistants: Samsidi Baderi, Loy Kok Wee
Fashion interns: Shona Menon, Ryan Sng