Everything You Need To Know About Singapore Fashion Week 2016

Stay updated with all the latest news on Singapore's biggest fashion event of the year

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With almost two months to go till the newly rebranded Singapore Fashion Week takes centre stage on our island, we simply can’t wait for all the glitz and glamour it brings! But before we jump headlong into the fashion season, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Singapore Fashion Week.

WHAT

This year, SGFW is going back to its Asian roots. With a new focus on local Singaporean, and Asian, designers, it is providing the platform that these designers need to showcase their brand and point of view to the world. Notable local designers taking part include Ong Shunmugam, Stolen, Max Tan, Nida Shay, Mashizan, Exhibit by Yoyo Cao, Arissa Cheo‘s debut line and Chi Chi Von Tang.

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Singaporean label Stolen. Photo: Courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

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Exhibit by Yoyo Cao. Photo: Courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

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Singaporean label Max Tan. Photo: Courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

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Arissa Cheo’s debut collection. Photo: Courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

Also, look out for BAZAAR‘s very own fashion show as we bring the best budding design talents from around the region together for our Harper’s BAZAAR Asia New Generation Fashion Designer Award Show on 29 October 2016.

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WHO

Of course, designer star wattage is not lacking either. Internationally renowned Asian couturier Guo Pei (whose majestic creation Rihanna wore to the Met Gala in 2015) will be headlining SGFW as the opening show, while New York-based designer Naeem Khan, known for his magical runway creations that have even caught the eye of the Duchess of Cambridge, will also be showing here. Lastly, UK-based designer label Self-Portrait, whose intricate lace numbers will make their first appearance at an Asian fashion week, will be this year’s closing show. Talk about a star-studded lineup!

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Guo Pei spring/summer 2016. Photo: Courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

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Naeem Khan fall/winter 2016. Photo: Courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

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Self-Portrait spring/summer 2016. Photo: Courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

WHEN

26 – 20 October. Check these dates off on your calendar right now!

WHERE

The National Gallery Singapore plays host to this year’s SGFW, with its elegant and oh-so-Instagrammable interiors.

HOW

As with every year, there are two types of shows to go for: Gallery and Access. Gallery shows will be by-invite-only runway shows, whil Access shows will have tickets available for sale to the public. How the tickets will besold will be announced in the coming month, so stay tuned.

For the full list of designers, fashion shows and fringe events showing at Singapore Fashion Week 2016, visit their website www.singaporefashionweek.com.sg

By Pakkee

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