1. "Decisions, desicions. Casting the models is the first step."

SGFW Special: Behind the scenes of Self-Portrait SS17, as told by designer Han Chong

2. "I like a runway walk that is natural, tough and tomboy-ish."

SGFW Special: Behind the scenes of Self-Portrait SS17, as told by designer Han Chong

3. "Our first shoe collaboration*. This was done with footwear brand, Robert Clergerie."

SGFW Special: Behind the scenes of Self-Portrait SS17, as told by designer Han Chong

4. "Had a nice lunch with the Digital Fashion Week ambassadors. Of course, there's always a photo opportunity."

SGFW Special: Behind the scenes of Self-Portrait SS17, as told by designer Han Chong

5. "Fittings have started... making sure everything fits perfectly."

SGFW Special: Behind the scenes of Self-Portrait SS17, as told by designer Han Chong

6. "Deciding which look best suits each model is like solving a puzzle."

SGFW Special: Behind the scenes of Self-Portrait SS17, as told by designer Han Chong

7. "Despite that, I couldn't miss going to the hawker stalls to try all the delicious food!"

SGFW Special: Behind the scenes of Self-Portrait SS17, as told by designer Han Chong

8. "Venue check: It's time to lockdown the seating layout."

SGFW Special: Behind the scenes of Self-Portrait SS17, as told by designer Han Chong

9. "And backstage, the eye makeup is the focus this season."

SGFW Special: Behind the scenes of Self-Portrait SS17, as told by designer Han Chong

10. "I wanted the hair to be natural and not overdone."

SGFW Special: Behind the scenes of Self-Portrait SS17, as told by designer Han Chong

11. "Getting down to press interviews before the show begins..."

SGFW Special: Behind the scenes of Self-Portrait SS17, as told by designer Han Chong

12. "And it's almost time — the girls are all lined up. Final touches are in order."

SGFW Special: Behind the scenes of Self-Portrait SS17, as told by designer Han Chong

13. "All done! The Self-Portrait SS17 parade — it was an honour to close Singapore Fashion Week!"

SGFW Special: Behind the scenes of Self-Portrait SS17, as told by designer Han Chong

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*Shop the Self-Portrait x Robert Clergerie footwear collection online on Self-Portrait-Studio.com come end January 2017.