The Buro 24/7 Guide to Singapore Fashion Week

The Buro 24/7 Guide to Singapore Fashion Week

Shows, stars and icons

Text: Dora Aljoofri-Shrestha

Our city’s very own fashion week is here and there is plenty to look forward to

With a stellar cast of international designers and home-grown talent ready to take to the runway, here's what you need to know (and what to do) at Singapore Fashion Week (SFW) held at the Tent@Orchard in Ngee Ann City Plaza. 

Diane von Furstenberg: With 'celebrating women designers' as this year's theme, it's only fitting to have the empowering von Furstenberg, who is also the President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), kick-off proceedings with the opening show.
Show date: 13 May, Wednesday
Time: 7pm

Dion Lee: Two years ago, the Australian boy wonder presented his resort 2014 collection in a runway show at Chijmes and we are honoured to have him return with his fall/winter 2015 collection.  
Show date: 14 May, Thursday 
Time: 8pm

Thakoon Panichgul: Winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2006, this Thai-American designer will be presenting his fall/winter 2015 runway collection for the first time in Singapore. 
Show date: 16 May, Saturday
Time: 8pm

Victoria Beckham: After unveiling her bag and sunglass collection in Singapore just last year, this celebrity designer and style maven is back to close fashion week on a high note with her fall/winter 2015 collection. 
Show date: 17 May, Sunday
Time: 7pm

Singapore, we know you love your Ghesquière-designed bags, Simons-approved dresses and Slimane-cut jeans, but remember to support our local designers. Here are the five shows you don't want to miss.

Dzojchen cruise 2016 and spring/summer 2016 collection & Elohim by Sabrina Goh fall/winter 2015
Show date: 14 May, Thursday
Time: 6.30pm

Ong Shunmugam cruise 2016 collection
Show date: 15 May, Friday
Time: 6.30pm

Collate The Label pre-fall 2015
Show date: 15 May, Friday
Time: 8pm

Exhibit and Alt by Curated Editions fall/winter 2015
Show date: 15 May, Friday
Time: 9.30pm

Ticketed shows can be purchased on Sistic. 

As excited as we are about the launch of Buro 24/7 Singapore — on the first day of SFW nonetheless, we might add — so is founder and digital powerhouse Miroslava Duma, who will be in town to celebrate our kick-off as well as hitting up the SFW circuit. For a chance to meet the style icon in person, head down to our Buro 24/7 booth at Blueprint on Friday 15 May at 11am. And if you're lucky, you could also win an 'I Love Buro' T-shirt and, wait for it, a week-long internship with us. Score. For more information click here.

Blueprint Tradeshow and Emporium is located at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. 

Miroslava Duma & Norman Tan

What is fashion week without a star-studded frontrow? Keep your eyes peeled for Cate Blanchett, South Korean superstar Yoon Eun Hye and Australian blogger and Buro 24/7 friend, Margaret Zhang.

Organised in partnership with Lasalle College of the Arts, SFW will be holding the inaugural Fashion Talk Series. Listen to the movers and shakers of the global fashion industry as they discuss approaches to design, the impact of social media on fashion, and the business behind the razzle dazzle.

In Conversation with Diane von Furstenberg and CEO of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Steven Kolb
Date: 13 May, Wednesday 
Time: 10am

The Power of Social Media on the Global Fashion Industry with Buro 24/7 founder, Miroslava Duma and Dion Lee
Date: 14 May, Thursday
Time: 10am

In Conversation with Thakoon Panichgul and Steven Kolb 
Date: 15 May, Friday
Time: 10am

All talks are open to the public and tickets can be purchased on Sistic.  

Let's be honest: fashion week without retail therapy is like a cafe without wifi. Downright boring. Whether you're looking for an outfit to rock for the shows or something new to update your wardrobe, check out these exclusive SFW pop-ups.

SFW x Tangs Pop-up Store
Tangs, the official fashion retail partner of SFW will be housing the best local, regional and international brands on their newly-renovated fashion floors at Tangs Orchard from now till 20 May. From ready-to-wear to must-have accessories, be sure to make frequent drop-ins to suss out the freshly updated racks and designer highlights brought in just for the pop-up. 

Exclusive brand line-ups include StuffMuffin NYC, Monica Vinader and Garance Doré stationery by Rifle Paper Co. And be sure to check out the special capsule collections by Aijek, In Good Company, Reckless Jersey and Womb that are only available during the pop-up.

'I Love Buro' T-shirts
Want to show us some love? Wear an I Love Buro' T-shirt like our #FriendsofBuro Anita Kapoor, Priscilla Shunmugam and Velda Tan. In celebration of the launch of our website, the T-shirts designed in collaboration with local designer, Lionel Low, can now be purchased at the Inverted Edge pop-up store located at Scotts Square.
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Every fashion week has an after-party and who better to trust than H&M to throw an amazing one. The H&M Loves Summer exclusive bash — the official SFW after-party on 15 May — will convert the four-storey flagship store at Orchard Building into a tropical paradise where guests can dance to tunes spun by celebrity DJ Godfrey Gao. Party-goers will also be able to shop the latest summer collections available in-store. This is your best place to bump into fashion insiders, influencers and celebrities. 

Even if you can't physically be part of SFW, get inside access through Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat for up-to-the-minute coverage. These are the hashtags to remember:

Singapore Fashion Week: #SGFW
Buro 24/7 Singapore: #Buro247Singapore
Tangs x SFW pop-up shop: #TANGSXSGFW
H&M After-party: #HMLOVESUMMER 
Fashion Talk Series: #SGFWFashionTalks
Fashion Futures: #SGFWFashionFutures