Just how much bigger is the annual Singapore Fashion Week going to be this year? For starters, the number of designers showcasing their collections at National Gallery Singapore next month goes up from over 50 compared to 40 a year before.
Held from Oct 26 to Oct 28, the three-day event which is known for championing the works of established and emerging regional and homegrown Asian designers will be headlined by Taiwanese-American designer Jason Wu. Meanwhile, veteran designer Lai Chan who is feted for his couture-worthy cheongsams will open the shows on Oct 26 — the first time a homegrown designer is accorded the honour.
So what else is new in this year’s instalment? Cue a modest fashion (read: Muslim) fashion showcase and an industry technology summit that Wu would be speaking at. With a packed schedule for Singapore Fashion Week this year, we round up some of the labels and designers to pencil down in your calendar.