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Singapore Fashion Week 2007 Press Conference

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Gateway to Asia, Singapore Fashion Week 2007 will kick off next month from Oct 12- 21 with a series of designer shows, fringe events and competitions. An established entry on fashion calendars, SFW 07 promises to be a regional business hub for designers and buyers.

TAXI Design Network caught a preview of the designers' collections at the press conference.
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This year, it won't be your normal annual fashion week. A important event for establishing designers and buyers, Singapore Fashion Week 2007 this year will be very significant as this marks its 20th anniversary as one of Asia's leading fashion events. It will also be the 30th anniversary of ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries (AFTEX). Calling for a double celebration, Singapore will be honoured to be the first to be invited to join as a new member of the Asia Fashion Federation (AFF), founded by China, Korea and Japan.



At the press conference held last month admist racks of clothes in departmental store Tangs in Vivocity, it was announced that Singapore Fashion Week would kick off from the 12th of Oct onwards, with key event The Designers Shows(TDS) comprising of international, local and regional labels. Presenting their Spring/Summer collections and spread over four days in a central venue, a host of cutting-edge buyers ranging from Anthea Chan, Celia Loe to Nic Wong will be sharing the runway this year. Showroom facilities will allow business access between designers and the buyers.Also making their debut this year are labels and designers ranging from local label The Box, to young and upcoming designer Harry Halim. Anticiapted regional labels participating would be Ecomaco from Japan, Thien Toan from Vietnam and Tangy from China. A preview of this year's collection was given at the press conference, with individual labels strutting down the mini runway.



One of the highlights this year, large British fashion retailer Topshop and Topman will be sponsoring for the very first time, FRESH!- The Graduate Showcase. Bringing together four major design schools in Singapore, the Raffles Design Institute, Temasek Polytechnic, LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, this showcase will exhibit the best graduates of the year, with prizes awarded for best collections. Special collections for Topshop and Topman will also be featured at the show. A lucky finalist will be awarded a Topshop/Topman award, with the prize of an internship programme with the retail giant's design team, as well as having his or her winning collection displayed in Topshop for two weeks.



More anticipated highlights and events this year will also include the Singapore Fashion Designer's contest, Asian Young Designers Contest and Inspirasian- The Gala Evening, this season's high fashion social. Catch Fashion Shares, a T-shirt exhibition raising HIV/AIDS awareness and give your creativity and fashion sense your best shot by participating in the Butter Factory's Cuckoo Couture Design Awards presented by Sunsilk, as part of fringe events.



Touted as the Gateway to Asia, Singapore Fashion Week is an entry on fashion calendars and already a regional fashion hub which offers designers a golden opportunity for business and a much-needed platform for their works. Do save the dates for this exciting event.



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