Voilah! Women's Fashion Week 2011


18th October 2011. Written by Vinleon and Xin Li.

Women's Fashion Week 2011 presents French Haute Couture at Marina Bay Sands, a series of exclusive shows which showcases the masterpieces of several French Grand Couturiers, including Gustavo Lins and Stéphane Rolland.

Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2011 - Haute Couture


Given the opportunity to attend the press opening of Voilah! The French Festival Singapore 2011, Xin Li and I had the opportunity to have a sneak preview.

Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2011 - Haute Couture
Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2011 - Haute Couture


Xin Li: "I used to think models wearing funny looking hats and flamboyant dresses is haute couture, this sneak preview was an eye-opener. Some of the dresses looked beautiful."


Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2011 - Haute Couture
Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2011 - Haute Couture


Xin Li: "These images probably won't do justice to what is to come at the actual Women's Fashion Week 2011 French Haute Couture at the Marina Bay Sands."


"Stéphane Rolland, a designer whose genius was recognised at the young age of 20, was hired right out of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne where he studied fashion to work on Balenciaga’s menswear collection. He was later promoted to Creative Director within a year of his employ. Now one of the few admitted to the very small circle of the eleven houses of ‘Haute Couture’, with a couture house under his name, the designer is known for his statement ensembles as well as his modern and original interpretation of couture with a clientele dossier that ranges from royalty to celebrities like Beyoncé, Cheryl Cole and Rihanna."

"Gustavo Lins is an official member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture 2011 who has apprenticed with the likes of John Galliano, Lecoanet Hemant and Jean-Paul Gaultier Couture. The 50-year-old studied to be an architect in his native Brazil but swapped his rulers and blueprints for needles and drapery instead, a decision that has seen many good returns and success. Known for the exquisite drapé of his dresses, clues to his previous profession are seen in the slim, straight-shouldered silhouette of his womenswear."

In addition to Haute Couture week, look out for:
"‘WFW 2011 Singapore presents Prêt-a-Porter’ held from the 21st to 23rd October will showcase the latest collection of select fashion brands, all of which can be found at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
From 6th to 31st October, to instill couture consciousness amongst the public and fashionistas alike, ‘WFW 2011 Singapore presents Haute Couture Exhibition’ displayed at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands’ Jewellery Lane, will feature dozens of Haute Couture creations, past and current, from various couturiers."


Women’s Fashion Week 2011 presents French Haute Couture at Marina Bay Sands
Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave
26th-30th October 2011
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/wfwasia


Prêt-a-Porter
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
21st to 23rd October 2011


Haute Couture Exhibition
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands’ Jewellery Lane
6th to 31st October 2011

Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2011
25th October to 15th December 2011

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the fab pics and writeup on WFW presents French Haute Couture at Marina Bay Sands for VOILAH!, Vinleon!

    It was such a pity I missed out on meeting you at the Press Preview!

    I look forward to keeping in touch!

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  2. Hi Tecks!

    The fab pics were in fact taken by Xinli! I was looking for you actually, but I didn't know where to start in the sea of people.

    Hope we'll get to meet again! =)

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