We Watched Traffic Stop For The Great Singapore Sale | Clozette

Our favourite shopping season of the year — the Great Singapore Sale, now under the new avatar GSS: Experience Singapore (GSS:ES) — kicked off last Friday, 21 June 2019, with the Orchard Road Fashion Scramble — a high-energy fashion show that literally stopped traffic as 300 models and dancers took over the streets and strutted their stuff over the course of nine 50-second sets at the intersection between The Heeren, Mandarin Gallery, and Design Orchard.

Curated by the Singapore Retail Association (SRA) and the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF), the show featured 38 international and homegrown labels including David’s Daughter, Depression, Fatimah Mohsin, Maison Kitsune, Paul & Joe Sister, See by Chloe, Suncoo, Shouten, Triologie, and more.

Students from LASALLE College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Raffles Design Institute, and Temasek Polytechnic also presented their very own creations — an eclectic display brought together by Singapore’s very own emerging talent.

In case you weren’t there to witness this one-of-a-kind experience in person, here are some highlights from the Orchard Road Fashion Scramble:

Great Singapore Sale TAFF Fashion Scramble opens with a flash mob performing at the middle of the intersection

Dancers opening the show with a flash mob.

Models walking along the intersection lines

Models holding pickets bearing the name of various designers

A model wearing a bridal gown holding up a picket that bears the name of designer Fatimah Mohsin

Local showcases featuring homegrown labels & independent retailers including Dotted Line, Manifesto, Shouten, Supplies & Co, Utopia, as well as bridal designer Fatimah Mohsin.

Models wearing monochromatic designs by students

Models sporting designs by students of Temasek Polytechnic, waiting to walk the runway.

Models standing along intersection lines wearing designs by students

Creations by the students of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Models standing on the front steps of Design Orchard

Models in position on the front steps of Design Orchard after the fashion show.

For more information on GSS: Experience Singapore-related activities, check out gss.sra.org.sg.



A pair of jeans is a closet essential. They come in different styles, too, so there's one for just about any occasion. But the versatility can be a challenge, especially as far as styling goes. There are some formulas you can follow, though. Here are just some of the best jeans and shoes pairings we've gathered. 

Boots with Skinny or Boot-Cut Jeans

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Achieve a sultry and chic look by pairing your favourite boots, the ankle-type specifically, with your skinnies. Try wearing distressed skinny jeans and black boots for a bit of an edgy touch. It’s a nice outfit for music festivals or bar get-togethers at night.

Athletic Sneakers with Mom Jeans

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Mum jeans are one of the most versatile jeans there is. You can pair them with your favourite athletic sneakers for that relaxed streetwear mood. Cap off the look with a fanny pack. Mum jeans also work well with boots and blazers, heels and dressy tops, and even loafers and sweaters. Get inspired by these matches for your next out-of-town trip.

Wedges/Heeled Boots with Flared Jeans

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For fans of baggy and loose jeans, flared jeans are making a comeback for you this year. Be eye-catching and funky, plus flaunt your curves by wearing wedges or heeled boots with your flares. To start, try going all-out in black. 

Low-top Sneakers or Heels with Boyfriend Jeans

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Boyfriend jeans have also been making a scene in fashion for a couple of years now. The best way to wear them? With low-cut sneakers. Make the look a tad more feminine by wearing a well-fitted top or a flirty one. If you're not a sneakers type of gal, you can also pair your boyfriend jeans with heels in nude or animal prints. 



Hoping to add a boost of confidence to your day? Go bold and inject a touch of fierceness to your daily look with leopard prints. Feel free to experiment with different pieces or even incorporate the classic print in your makeup look. The key is to own it and strut through the streets with your confidence. Check out how the ladies of the Clozette Community showcased their very own leopard looks.

Boardwalk glam

Woman wearing a leopard print dress

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