This year’s Digital Fashion Week finally came to a close after 4 days of runway shows held at the National Design Centre.
Wrapping up the final day with Scottish designer Holly Fulton’s S/S 2014 collection, this year’s fashion week saw a smaller crowd and bigger names, namely the queen of runway, Naomi Campbell.
With 4 days of intense colors, prints, and fabrics, we’ve picked 2 of our favorite collections:
- Al&Alicia’s S/S 2014
Popular local celebrities: radio deejays Jean Danker, Glenn Ong, Lin Pei Fen, Rosalyn “Rozz” Lee, and Sonia Nicola Chew; kooky local comedienne, Patricia Mok, dressed in all-black punk, and Sharon Au, ex-Mediacorp artiste turned founder of fashion website StyleXStyle were among the fans seated at the front row of the debut of Topshop’s Christmas collection at Digital Fashion Week 2013.
The collection, inspired by Japanese origami and kimonos, saw structural oversized coats coming down the runway. The seasonal collection also featured furry sweaters, embellished dresses, instantly reminding us of the warmth of Christmas and the sparkles of decorated tree lights. Printed ensembles, monochrome outfits, as well as a touch of punk rock-inspired plaid pants, pleather skirt and leather pants were also paraded.
While the coats and fur jackets might be inappropriate for our tropical weather, it doesn’t hurt to invest in some gorgeous winter wear on the off chance that you might discover some last-minute budget fare for an impromptu trip to a winter wonderland.
Some of UrbanWire’s favorite looks for the collection included the camo-print jacket and skirt, the lime green coat, the baby pink long sleeved top and skirt 2-piece set, the embellished sheer midi skirt, and, most definitely, the plaid skorts.
Origami skorts are no stranger to the local fashion scene ever since Tumblr fashionistas went crazy over Alexander Wang’s minimalistic take on the skirt-masquerading shorts. A must-have piece this season, the fabled skort is sold everywhere, from Zara to your everyday blogshops. Topshop’s red plaid version added more spunk to this active woman’s staple and we’re sure it’ll be flying off the rack once it hits the stores.
Al&Alicia S/S 2014
Titled Runaway With Me, Al&Alicia’s Spring Summer 2014 collection featured feminine frocks in pastel and earthy tones with a touch of masculine chic.
Inspired by designer Alicia Ong’s favorite Wes Anderson movie, the quirky Moonrise Kingdom, their show was opened by the winner of Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 1 winner, Jessica Amornkuldilok, dressed in a girly orange blouse, shorts and a fur neckpiece as a hat, saluting the crowd at the end of the runway. Amornkuldilok also closed the show with a black maxi dress with a slit at the front
Al&Alicia’s signature combination of femininity meets masculinity is well represented. Floral dresses, jumpsuits and tailored suits embodied their design philosophy by creating subtly androgynous looks for the everyday woman that’s simple, chic and yet has that fun, flirty touch.
UrbanWire loved their pastel yellow blazer and shorts, the blue asymmetrical dress, the baby blue blazer and pants suit and the plaid and khaki dress. The pastel ensembles are definitely the standout for the show with it’s bright yet soft feminine color as compared to the Earthy neutral tones that made up the rest of the collection.
Singapore fashionistas, get your hands on Al&Alicia’s works at Blackmarket No. 2, Threadbare & Squirrel, Antipodean, and Little Man.
Topshop Photos Courtesy Of David Wirawen
Al&Alicia Photos Courtesy Of Jeri Soh & #DigitalFashionWeek