Anna Dutoit is a bit of an oddity in the modelling industry. The 20-year-old half-Dutch and Chinese model is just 160cm tall. She sports, rather than the changeable model’s standard of long, straight hair, a buzz cut – at times in interesting colours. Right now, it’s dyed yellow from a job.
That makes her a comfortable fit for the local modelling agency Misc Management – known for its alternative faces – where she’s been signed to since 2020.
A shot of Anna Dutoit by fashion photographer Zantz Han, a regular collaborator of hers.
What is your take on Singapore’s fashion identity today?
“Lacking, but I trust the youth to do a good job of making it stronger.”
What’s the first word that comes to mind when we say ‘Singapore fashion’?
Is there anything about Singapore fashion that you’re into lately?
Is Singapore a fashion city?
“Yes. There’s a lot available to us, whether that’s fast fashion or couture.”
What do you think we need to make Singapore a true fashion city?
“Ideas. There’s a big culture of copying, and if we borrowed ideas instead of straight up copying it’d be a lot better.”
Complete this sentence: In future, I hope that Singapore fashion…
“Thinks more imaginatively, pretends they’re in a Lord of the Rings film – complete fantasy. Even if your ideas sound outrageous someone will pick up on it, so the best thing is to put yourself in a fantasy zone.”
Photography Zantz Han Hair & Makeup Zoel Tee