Diane Von Furstenberg to open Singapore Fashion Week

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NY: DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Spring 2015 Runway Show

News just broke that Diane von Furstenberg will be opening this year’s Singapore Fashion Week (SFW) on May 13 2015 by presenting her Fall/Winter 2015 collection.

The new, more professional and trade-oriented event will replace the consumer and tourism-oriented Audi Fashion Festival (AFF) and is organized with the participation of the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), whose President since 2006 is none other than… Diane von Furstenberg.

What we’re looking forward to the most is undoubtedly witnessing DVF’s iconic wrap dress down the catwalk. With her signature bold prints, intense colours and soft materials, the designer’s signature ultra-feminine style is one which never dates.

The Belgian designer, who rose to prominence in the 70’s, is also a self-proclaimed geek who stays on top of tech trends both personally (she never leaves her iPad) and professionally when working on continuously evolving her brand – which was one of the first to experiment with Google glass.

Known for her inimitable quotes about life (“I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, but I knew the woman I wanted to become“), travel (“Bali and the Aman resorts are all very luxurious, great places to go“) and even honeymoons (“Just don’t go to a place where everything is too expensive… it’ll put your husband in a bad mood.“), we’d be hoping that she’ll treat us to one about Singapore’s weather, fashion style or perhaps chicken rice?

Singapore Fashion Week will be held 13 – 17 May 2015 at the Tent @ Ngee Ann City. We seriously cannot wait!

 

Mathilde Thommeret

Photo credit: SIPA