I love fashion weeks. They are crazy and chaotic and mean long hours spent before and in between shows. But the energy at the venue with all the fashionable people in one place and of course the gorgeous clothes, both on and off the ramp, make it all worth it.
I knew it was going to be a long day, so the focus of my makeup was to prep the skin so it would hold the entire day. A good primer and fixing spray were definitely a must for looking fresh throughout the whole day.
Already anticipating the long hours, I've planned my Digital Fashion Week outfits to be both comfortable and stylish.
First day shows always begin fashionably late, heightening the anticipation and expectations of the opening show. This year's opening was Max Tan, featuring the world’s oldest model Carmen Dell’Orefice. The wait was truly worth it. Max Tan’s collection was a mix of sculptural silhouettes and fluid lines in his signature monochrome palette. A welcome surprise was the use of colours in this collection as Carmen Dell’Orefice walked down the runway in a shocking pink coat.
I wanted almost all the pieces from the In Good Company's Capsule 5 collection that showed that day. The easy-to-wear separates in breathable fabrics are definitely on my to-buy list.
I was particularly excited for day three. Not only were we going to watch the Pauline Ning and Depression shows, but we were also filming a video that would see us getting makeovers before the shows. Our ambassadors Crystal Phuong and Fenny Yolanda would be joining me. This was my first go at hosting and interviewing on camera and it was scary and exhilarating at the same time!
We got makeovers courtesy The Body Shop and Cleo International Salon, using Label M products before going on camera. It all felt very professional: the makeup artist decided to go with a soft smoky eye and a tint of colour on the lips to complement what I was wearing. When it came to hair we decided to go with a half up half down style that was trendy and highlighted my features.
Once we were ready, we headed straight to Pauline Ning's show. The Singaporean designer's collection was inspired by luxe sportswear but also paid tribute to timeless fashion with its sleek cuts and classic silhouettes.
Depression’s Inner Demons collection was true to the designer duo’s Goth style; but this time, the clothes had a more street-style twist to them. And while Depression usually designs menswear than can potentially be worn by women, this collection had outfits specially designed for their female fans.
I won’t lie, the fatigue was beginning to set in by the time Day 4 arrived, but I couldn’t miss the Cristiano Burani and Fyodor Golan shows. For the last day, I switched up my look and went with a simple slick of liner and a bold lip. I also chose a structured top and slouchy pants that were versatile enough to take me from office to fashion week with just a change of shoes. Cristiano Burani’s show was a flurry of checks, pleats and pastels that made it perfect for summer. A completely wearable collection that was the epitome of casual cool.
Fyodor Golan showcased a vivid and playful collection that featured feminine silhouettes in a riot of colours – playful and eccentric. The perfect ending to fashion week.
I always find that the last days of fashion weeks are always bitter sweet: all of a sudden, you find that hanging out between shows isn’t such a chore any more because everyone has gone from being initial strangers to acquaintances and even close friends. There's just something about mingling in a space abuzz with fashion inspiration that makes the space familiar and comforting, a feeling that is sadly coupled with knowing that today will be the last day to be dazzled by the fashion on the runway. Bitter-sweet.
But there’s always next year. Till then!