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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 02 December, 2012, 2:59pm
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Haute debates at French Couture Week in Singapore

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Fashion Editor Jing Zhang gives you the inside scoop on style trends, Fashion Weeks, industry news and events in Hong Kong, Asia and internationally. There will be live updates from biggest fashion shows and often daily uploads of the best collections and collaborations. Read for the latest insights on top designers, eccentric local labels, plus what is trending in global and Greater China fashion. Jing was born in Guizhou, China and grew up in Hong Kong and England. Follow her on Twitter @jingerzhanger
 

The French part of couture week kicked off with a star packed symposium on 'the Globalisation of Haute Couture' with panelists like Suzy Menkes of the International Herald Tribune and Didier Grumbach, President of the Haute Couture Syndicale in Paris.

A lively and very interesting debate about the new place of the very traditional art of couture sparked off between designers and industry insiders.

In the evening, shows started off with a much anticipated presentation by young French-Chinese designer Yiqing Yin. For most, it was the first time they had seen Yin's creations in motion but it would be safe to say that she won more than a few fans that night.

Next up was the lovely Maurizio Galante - an Italian who specialises in furniture and other design fields as well as fashion. Look no further for light, wonderfully sculptural pieces with a heavy architectural bent.

For a full, comprehensive review of Singapore Couture Week presented by Fide Fashion Weeks, read the South China Morning Post's Lifestyle section this Friday.

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