Best of Singapore Fashion Week 2015

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Singapore Fashion Week may be over, but there’s still a lot of inspiration we can draw from it. There were so many exceptional shows and I met so many amazing people. You’ve probably seen a lot of runway reviews by now, but here are the best of the best. It’s quite a tough task given all the talented designers and stunning shows we witnessed. Read on for my picks for the best shows during this year’s Singapore Fashion Week.

Best New Designer: Collate The Label by Velda Tan

What’s great about Singapore Fashion Week is getting to know new labels and seeing the great work of up-and-coming designers. Velda Tan, the creative and innovative mind behind Collate The Label, certainly distinguished herself during Singapore Fashion Week with her modern, minimalistic, and luxurious approach to women’s wear. The Collate The Label runway show generated a lot of well-deserved buzz and earned itself a loyal fashion fan following. Here are some snaps from the show:

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The amazing crowd turnout during Collate The Label’s Pre-Fall 2015 show.

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Velda Tan (pictured in the center), founder and head designer of Collate The label, poses backstage with two of her runway models. She wears a piece from her own collection. This jumpsuit with a mock turtleneck and sheer panels is the picture of modern sophistication and chicness.

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Billowy wide leg pants, and matching coats in neutral tones were a hit on the runway. Structured dresses with feminine details like peplum and pastel colors were also key trends.

Photos from Collate The Label Facebook Page

Best Atmosphere: Harper’s Bazaar Asia New Generation Show

I love young talent! There’s just a different energy and an elevated sense of excitement when young talent showcase their distinctive aesthetic on the runway. Harper’s Bazaar certainly provided these designers a great platform to make their creative visions come to life. Fashion designers from all over Asia were represented. Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore all had representatives who showed their designs on the Singapore Fashion Week runway. I absolutely loved everything about Silvia Teh’s designs. She is such a hardworking talent and it is always a pleasure to see such amazing people win. 

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Here is Singaporean talent and New Gen Award winner for 2015, Silvia Teh, with the Singapore Fashion Week and Harper’s Bazaar Asia team. Congratulations! Isn’t Silvia Teh so chic? Love that electric blue vest!

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One of Silvia Teh’s beautiful origami inspired designs, her collection was filled with obi belts inspired by Japanese and Javanese culture.

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Another noteworthy collection was from designer Siripim from Thailand. I really liked her voluminous silhouettes and her use of colorful artistic painterly prints.

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Designer Audrey from Indonesia showed off her own take on sporty dressing with a definite haute couture twist.

Photos from Harper’s Bazaar

Best Clothes: Victoria Beckham

Among all the stellar shows, one stands head and shoulders above the rest, and that is the finale Singapore Fashion Week show by Victoria Beckham. The certified style icon and bona fide fashion mogul flew in to Singapore as part of her Asia tour, and her collection definitely didn’t disappoint. Fashion fans got the understated elegance and modern glamour that they were expecting from Posh’s namesake label. Victoria Beckham’s collection showed off beautiful tailoring with impeccable detailing like intricate folding patterns and men’s suiting details. It was to say the least, nothing short of perfection, the ultimate collection for the modern woman who loves and lives fashion.

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One of the standout pieces from the show, a structured gray frock with origami-like waist detailing and large buttons and a tailored silhouette.

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I love how she integrated a bit of playful prints into the predominantly somber autumnal color palette of the collection.

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The designer herself clad in her signature black look. A simple silhouette with more volume on the bottom, this dress is proof of her sartorial prowess.

Who will be there instead of Victoria Beckham next year? Only time will tell…

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