The fashion business can be tough, even for the best designers. Three home-grown designers who have been through their fair share of tumult in the industry, open up about the lessons they have learnt.
Danelle Woo, 40, founder and designer of Aijek: "It's important for locals to set their sights on international work. When you go to trade shows especially, you have to be prepared to be able to deliver. The back-end capability has to be export-ready."