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Fashion in Hong Kong and China

Chinese designer Guo Pei headlines Singapore Fashion Week

Beijing-based Guo shows a collection heavy on tassels, brocade and embroidery at Lion City event that also features Naeem Khan, Sheranut Yusananda and a raft of Singaporean designers

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 27 October, 2016, 2:45pm
UPDATED : Friday, 28 October, 2016, 12:27pm

Chinese designer Guo Pei opened Singapore Fashion Week with a 34-piece collection heavy on tassels, embroidered trains and brocade.

The five-day event is taking place on the main stage at the National Gallery Singapore and showcases 20 designers, all from Asia.

Beijing-based Guo found fame in the West when she designed THAT yellow-embroidered, fur-trimmed dress and cape for Rihanna to wear at the Metropolitan Museum gala in May 2015.

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Other designers showing in Singapore include Indian-American Naeem Khan and Thai star Sheranut “Namcha” Yusananda, who will unveil her label Sheranut.

There are also 13 home-grown designers featured.

For the first time, shoppers can buy selected looks from Singaporean designers seen on the festival’s catwalks immediately at online retailer Zalora.sg and at the SGFW & Co pop-up at the National Gallery.