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4 Things We Loved About the DVF Show at Singapore Fashion Week

When a Studio 54 alum, New York fashion mogul and CFDA president puts on a show, you know it will be quite a night. We list four things we loved about the opening night at Singapore Fashion Week with Diane von Furstenberg.

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Fashion’s original flower child backstage before her catwalk show. (Photo: @dvf Instagram)

It is easy to know you are at a DVF show. One: Most of the women in attendance are decked out in the designer’s iconic wrap dress. Secondly, there are plenty of prints in the midst: On the venue’s wallpaper, the show’s backdrop, the outfits of the guests and the uniform of the PR girls. Last night’s show, which kicked off the five-day long Singapore Fashion Week, was also about celebrating power dressing and feminine sex appeal.

As the designer puts it: “By day she commands her world; by night she inspires fantasy.” The collection hinted at mafioso chic with Al Capone-style pinstripes and super sharp pants suits. But there’s also the noir side to the collection, with Veronica Lake-inspired gowns and plush fabrics and embellishments. Clothes aside, here are the other things we loved about the show.

1. Hot Buns: The sleek do was the hair style of the night. It’s literally a cinch to get, but gives you instant chic. Just pull your hair into a ponytail and twist it. The more fly away strands you have, the cooler the look.

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2. The Glitterati: Besides prints, DVF loves bling and sparkle (she started designing jewellery back in the ’70s and recently relaunched her costume jewellery career). She once said: “I really love jewellery that makes noise and makes a statement. I also like fluidity in jewellery. It’s all treated like fabric.”

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We spotted some guests who worked her philosophy with panache.

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3. The Oriental factor: We all know first-hand what happens when western designers interpret Chinois chic. DVF does it like a pro, and you would actually want to wear them. The Oriental influence in her collection is strong: It was everywhere from the blinds of the runway set, the crimson colour palette, the embroidery and peony prints. But they were done super tastefully.

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Doing Oriental the right way

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DVF is all about the details

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4. The Front Row: Dr Iroshini Chua came in a mid-riff DVF runway look, socialites Celina Lin and Sabrina Ault twirled in their full midi skirts, and fashion stylist Karen Ng rocked in Balmain. In short: The style wattage of the front row guests was like a mini fashion show in itself.

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Dr Iroshini Chua

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Celina Lin and Sabrina Ault

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 Stylist Karen Ng

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