By: Susannah Jaffer & Anthia Chng
Sadly, Singapore Fashion Week has left our sunny shores. But we at LIV can’t stop reminiscing about the flurry of fashion action, internationally acclaimed designers and local clothing labels that graced Orchard Road’s catwalk from the 13th to 17th of May 2015. Missed out on the parade of haute couture? Check out the first part of our highlights of the best dresses, accessories and beauty looks to sashay down the runway.
Diane Von Furstenberg
The global fashion icon and president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) kicked off Singapore Fashion Week with a bang with her Fall 2015 collection. Her signature feminine silhouettes exuded a romantic and sexy feel through darker colour contrasts, and we saw further interpretations of her iconic wrap dress and two-piece tailoring. We also enjoyed listening to her give valuable industry advice with Steve Kolb at Lasalle College.
Structured, sleek and understated is how we would sum up Australian designer Dion Lee’s covetable Fall 2015 collection. The brand kept to its minimalist style with stunning structured numbers, featuring monochrome tones accompanied by occasional pops of dark turquoise – edgy yet sophisticated!
Collate The Label
Debuting at this year’s event was Collate The Label, a clothing line founded by local fashion It-girl and entrepreneur, Velda Tan. The label’s Pre-Fall 2015 collection, Beyond The Borderline, focuses on luxe basics and clean designs, which are classic yet modern.
WOO/FIZIWOO & ZALIA by Zalora
Popular online fashion house Zalora presented two collections – its latest in-house range ZALIA, which featured elegant, fashion-forward yet conservative dresses, and Malaysian brand FIZIWOO’s bold and vibrant statement outfits that wowed the crowd.
Tex Saveiro for Love, Bonito
If we were ever skeptical that luxury could never go hand in hand with affordability, this collaboration may have just proven us wrong. Local e-tailer Love, Bonito paired up with Indonesian designer Tex Saverio (they partnered Frenchman Julien Fournie in 2013) to create beautiful and wearable works of art. We loved the creative play on colours and patterns – a recurring theme of sharp, dark branches contrasted against landscape imagery and horizon hues.
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