Singapore Fashion Week

Top runway looks

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Here are the seven best looks from the five-day festival, which ran until Sunday at the National Gallery Singapore. Alyssa Woo reports

1) GUO PEI

Chinese designer Guo Pei opened her show with a majestic-looking gold ballgown complete with a crown, but it was this magical white column gown (pictured) that stole the show with its layers of fringing.

It moved beautifully, like no other dress during the festival.


2) CHI CHI VON TANG

The Oriental look gets bohemian-glamour treatment at home-grown womenswear label Chi Chi Von Tang, founded by Lisa Von Tang, a Singapore permanent resident.

The label's fourth collection fuses brocade, mandarin collars and Chinese button knots with neon colours and dare-to-bare styles.

Here, a traditional Chinese men's style jacket is reworked into a fluid, open jacket for women (below).


3) MAX. TAN

For his monochromatic Spring/Summer 2017 collection, Singaporean designer Max Tan created an of-the-moment streetwear look with this shirt (pictured).

Its lace-up detail, contrast stitching and white colourblock are a slight departure from his usual all-black and avant-garde designs.


4) SELF-PORTRAIT

Menswear-inspired tailoring and elements such as men's shirt fabrics and tailored pieces made their way into the label's latest Spring 2017 collection.

This look (pictured) is the perfect mash-up of the brand's signature lace pieces with its undercurrent tomboy vibe.

Self-Portrait is founded by Malaysian designer Han Chong.


5) STOLEN

Singapore designer Elyn Wong stayed true to her signature bareback dresses.

She accessorised minimalist dresses with sheer pleated collars (pictured) which mirror the dresses' pleated underlayers.


6) ONG SHUNMUGAM

Singapore designer Priscilla Shunmugam delights again and shows her deft eye for combining prints, colours and textures here.

Although cut looser than a traditional cheongsam, the peplum detail (pictured) hides problem areas, while still highlighting the narrowest part of the waist.


7) NAEEM KHAN

This symmetrically pleasing dress (pictured) is one of Khan's more ethereal and soft looks.

The magic is in its shoulders - the pouf gives the dress a look of airiness.

The Indian-American designer also sent down the runway many colourful dresses with flower embroidery, fully sequinned gowns and flapper-style dresses with beaded fringing.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 03, 2016, with the headline 'Top runway looks'. Print Edition | Subscribe