MAX.TAN, Naeem Khan, Self-Portrait & more
What’s so exciting about Singapore Fashion Week (SGFW) 2016 is not just its new home at National Gallery Singapore. This year, rather than presenting a majority of star-studded international brands like what was done in previous years, SGFW – for the first time ever – set the stage for an All-Asian designer lineup.
From 26th October 2016 to 30th October 2016, the five-day fashion funfair showcased a mix of Asian international designers the likes of Indian-American designer Naeem Khan and Malaysian-born, London-based designer Han Chong (of Self-Portrait); and Singapore’s very own homegrown designers such as Max Tan and Ong Shunmugam.
From MAX.TAN as the opening show to fashion week – a first in the history of SGFW with Tan being the first Singaporean designer to open – to Self-Portrait’s first ever runway appearance in Asia since its debut in 2013, in retrospect: SGFW 2016 made a glorious statement on the revolution of Asia fashion.
Of course, we had to be there, fresh-faced and glowing skin courtesy of a particular Facial Treatment Essence (ahem, SK-II). Read on as we put the spotlight on our favourite designer looks this Singapore Fashion Week 2016.
Structured Minimalism at MAX.TAN
It’s all about roughening up feminine aesthetics and softening the edges of masculinity at MAX.TAN Spring/Summer 2017. Architectural silhouettes and monochromatic tones made up the DNA of the six-year-old brand, while deconstruction was the keyword for the latest collection. Ruffles and fringes were “manned up” with elements like hard, geometrics lines, while pants were given ultra-deep slits at the front and at the sides.