Chinese luxury title Icon brought back its annual Icon Ball on April 13 after a three year hiatus brought about by the pandemic. Held at the Island Ballroom of Shangri-La, this year marks the gala’s 18th edition and saw guests turning up the glamour as they interpret the night’s theme of ‘Modern Orientalism’.
The ball also held its inaugural The Next Icon awards to promote innovation, excellence and leadership among young entrepreneurs and family businesses in Singapore and the region. This year’s nominees were selected based on their sustainability endeavours and initiatives, and included Ho Ren Yung, senior vice-president of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts; Victor Tan Jenn Chyen, chief executive of Top International Holdings; and Cynthia Handriani Wijaya, vice-president of business development and investor relations of the Daya Selaras Group.
Content creator and artist Willabelle Ong (right) with Didier Ambroise of perfume house Amaffi, which is the official fragrance of the Icon Ball.
In the lavishly decorated ballroom, guests were treated to an erhu performance by Singaporean actor Ayden Sng as well as another show by the National Arts Council’s 2022 Young Artist Award recipient and renowned flautist, Rit Xu. The evening culminated with an award honouring the evening’s 20 most exquisitely dressed women. The winners walked away with gifts from Amaffi Perfume House and aesthetic clinic Asian Skin Aesthetic.
Here are the high fashion highlights.
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