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Diane von Furstenberg kicks off Singapore Fashion Week

Orchard Road is buzzing with local and international fashion designers and enthusiasts

By Andrea Tim | Published: 15 May 2015

DVF at Singapore FW
Photo: singaporefashionweek/Instagram

The five-day Singapore Fashion Week 2015 features not only local talents, but also international names like Diane von Furstenberg, who opened the festival on Wednesday with her colourful, texture-rich Autumn Winter 2015 collection.

This year's events, held on the bustling Orchard Road, had Dion Lee from Australia present his stylish and flattering AW15 collection on Thursday. Malaysian designer Fiziwoo's diffusion line Woo/Fiziwoo will take to the runway alongside Zalora's in-house label Zalia at 9.30pm tonight (Friday).

SGFW will also have New York-based Thai designer Thakoon and British icon Victoria Beckham show their work on the runway during the weekend. The former Spice Girl is scheduled to close the week at her 7pm show on Sunday.

(L-R) Diane von Fürstenberg with Singaporean designer Dzojchen; Cate Blanchett (Photo: singaporefashionweek/Instagram)

Actress and SK-II ambassador Cate Blanchett was also spotted at the festival, where other Singaporean talents – be it established or up-and-coming – like Elohim By SabrinaGoh, Collate The Label, Dzojchen and Ong Shunmugam aim to showcase their work in a broader fashion landscape.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) CEO Steven Kolb is already scouting a few local designers to bring to New York next month.

"There's a nice group of talent and it's worth developing, it's worth looking at more closely," he told Reuters. "[For] a designer showing during Singapore Fashion Week, the opportunity is endless because it is so close to China and throughout Asia, and that really is the new market... where one can be successful and have a very broad customer base."

Singapore Fashion Week runs until Sunday, 17 May.

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