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Singapore Fashion Week 2017: Jason Wu and an all-Asian designer cast take centre stage

Singapore Fashion Week 2017 is set to take place on 26 to 28 October at National Gallery Singapore with over 50 Asian designer ensemble. Headlining the lineup is New York-based designer Jason Wu. The Taiwan native will be showcasing his Spring 2018 collection, fresh from New York Fashion Week. Alongside Wu, fashion veteran and cheongsam maestro Laichan will be the first homegrown label to kick off the main runway shows.

Another highlight to take note of is the launch of Zipcode, a two-day Fashion Tech summit, where more than 20 industry insiders will gather and hold discussions on the global issues faced in the rise of digital disruption. Guest speakers include Jason Wu; Marc Karimzadeh, Editorial and Communications Director of Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA); Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl; Shini Park of Park and Cube; alongside Asia’s leading business leaders and retail tech experts. Zipcode is happening on 27 and 28 October at The Great Room.

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Jason Wu Spring 2018 collection.

Debuting at SGFW, e-tailer MODESTyle is bringing in a modest-wear runway presenting the biggest local and regional labels in three fashion shows, each featuring five designers which include Malaysia’s Jovian Mandagie and Indonesia’s Dian Pelangi. An off-site trunk show will bring in over 30 modest-wear designers hailing from Dubai to Brunei.

Fashion Futures will also be returning with its third instalment featuring local up-and-comers such as Whole9YardsGinlee, and Ling Wu. While other local highlights showing include Yoyo Cao’s Exhibit and Arissa Cheo’s Arissa X.

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Exhibit Pre-Fall 2017.

“In this age of digital disruption, fashion weeks need to adapt, change and reinvent to stay relevant and sustainable. We are pleased to unveil this year’s exciting new fashion week components, and to present more than 50 Asian designers, the largest number the fashion week has ever seen on its runway,” said Tjin Lee, chairman of SGFW in a press statement. “We may be small, but Singapore has its strengths. We have more millionaires per capita than any other country in the world. We should play to our strengths, which would lead us to the natural evolution towards thought leadership, business investment opportunities, networking and the business of fashion.”

For more information on Singapore Fashion Week 2017, visit singaporefashionweek.com.sg

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