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Find Out Why Nicole Ngai Calls Raf Simons And Hedi Slimane Her Style Icons

In this year's Female Gorgeous People 2015: Best Dressed Edition, we’re celebrating Singapore folks who believe that style is the ultimate personal expression. Freelance photographer Nicole Ngai tells us why Raf Simons and Hedi Slimane count as her top style icons.
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By Malene Birger coat, Inwear turtleneck top, and The Kooples pants

What “Best-Dressed” means to you

“Being an individual and owning it.”

Signature look

“Poor and disgruntled art student.”

Style icons

“I love Raf Simons (below) and Hedi Slimane for their exploration of youth and music in a fashion context.”


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Three things you must have in your wardrobe

Comfortable pants, heavy black boots and cropped tops.”

What you love about fashion

“I like how fashion opens up dialogues on topics like gender and image. I like how it’s multi-faceted, coexisting with and influenced by culture, art and society. And also, you know, really cool clothes.”

Imran Jalal, assisted by Angela Chu Photography Zaphs Zhang & Veronica Tay Art DirectionJonathan Chia & Leyna Poh Clothes Robinsons The Heeren Footwear adidas Originals HairKimage Makeup Nars

An adapted version first appeared in Female’s November issue, out on newsstands now.

Like this? Check out what fellow finalist Josephine Chan loves about fashion.