One of the perks of writing a popular fashion magazine is that you get invitations to the local fashion shows.

FIDร‰ fashion week is one of the highlights of the Singapore Fashion calendar and a great variety of the world’s best designers show their latest collections. I attended 4 evenings of fashion shows as well as the VIP Fashion night.

But what to wear to a fashion show?

Fashion shows are always fun to attend, if only to watch all the fashion on display from all the attendees. Everyone dresses to impress, which of course I would like to do as well. But it’s not that easy to dress for a fashion show. Here are some of my requirements for a great fashion evening show outfit:

  • It needs to be fashionable (of course).
  • It needs to have a fun or funky design element.
  • It should be a bit more glamorous than how you usually dress.
  • It’s fun to experiment with new texture, color or to do something outside of the box.
  • It needs to be different from what you wore to last year’s event.
  • It still needs to fit your style personality, so you will feel like yourself.

In this week I played with texture, design, color and accessories. Here are some of my outfits as well as some of the outfits of other attendees. I mostly worked with my existing wardrobe but faithful readers will recognise a few new items as well.

Apologies for the poor quality of many of the pictures. It’s difficult to take great pictures with poor lighting and limited equipment! A wide angle lens doesn’t help either and tends to distort the body, but I thought you would still enjoy to see some impressions of this last week.

VIP Fashion night

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Combining my flower skirt with my old and trusted silk red top.

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Anja was determined to wear her new brightly colored sneakers that night (see below) and the ladies at the right opted for neutral high contrast looks.

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Japanese couture night

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I decided to wear my versatile black drape dress, which actually looks better on these pictures. I combined them with my colorful shoes (also seen here), colorful necklace and bracelet. I’m pictured with Amanda from BubbaMama and with the incredibly stylish Jeannie Mai from the popular US programme How Do I Look. At the right is my friend Janna who is wearing a very chic long black coat.

Asian Couture night

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For the second evening I kept it simple and elegant. I’m debuting a silk golden top I bought in San Francisco, which I paired with my silk pants.

French Couture evening

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For the third evening I wore my favorite silk skirt paired with my colorful and arty Thomas Wee top. At the right I’m pictured with the always amazing looking Rana from Marie France Asia.

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Anja was looking fabulous in red that day and pictured on the right are 2 lovely Singapore ladies looking stunning in black (pictured during VIP fashion night). Have a look at their accessories!

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Closing night

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For the last evening I wanted to play with color and pattern. Again pictured with Rana who is wearing a Prada dress.

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What would you wear to an (evening) fashion show? Do you have any clothes in your wardrobe right now that you could wear?

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Photos by myself and Anja van der Vorst

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