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The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands presents Fashion Week 2013 organised by FIDé Fashion Weeks


11-day Prêt-à-Porter and Couture fashion season returns this October with over 30 captivating shows

Singapore (11 September 2013) – From 9 to 19 October 2013, the highly anticipated 11-day world-class fashion event will see over 30 inspiring presentations of the latest season’s Men’s and Women’s Prêt-à-Porter and Couture labels that are set to blaze Asia’s fashion scene. Tickets go on sale on 12 September at 10am.

Held at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Fashion Week 2013 will present an exceptionally seamless schedule encompassing nine featured shows from labels available at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands; five Men’s Prêt-à-Porter shows (11-12 October); three Japanese Couture shows (13 October); seven Asian Couture shows (14-16 October), three French Haute Couture shows (17 October); four Women’s Prêt-à-Porter shows (18 October) and the grand finale on 19 October.

Mr. John Postle, Vice President of Retail, Marina Bay Sands, said, “Following a resounding success from the Men’s, Women’s and Haute Couture Fashion Weeks over the last two years, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is pleased to once again host this hallmark fashion event. This year, we are combining Men’s and Women’s Prêt-à-Porter and Couture shows across 11 days, creating our largest fashion show to date on property. We are extremely thrilled to welcome the return of these world-renowned couturiers, as well as showcase some of the most stunning ready-to-wear fashion from labels who have recently opened with us.” He added, “With such iconic fashion events, coupled with our dynamic retail offerings, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands will once again cement its position on the global fashion map and redefine the conventional shopping experience.”

Organised by FIDé Fashion Weeks and presented by The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Fashion Week 2013 will deliver the highest show quality that will elevate the local fashion scene yet again, with new Prêt-à-Porter labels showing for the first time in Singapore, as well as several returning Couturiers and Haute Couturiers who have won the hearts of all fashion aficionados since its debut in 2011.

Participating Prêt-à-Porter labels at The Shoppes and returning couturiers

Participating retailers from The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands such as Anne Fontaine, Bread & Butter, Germain, MCM, MOISELLE, Surrender, Pierre Balmain, Porsche Design and 6Five Barcode will include the most stunning displays of their Fall/Winter 2013 collections.

Fashion Week 2013 will also see the return of renowned French couturiers Alexis Mabille, On Aura Tout Vu, Julien Fournie and Stephane Rolland. As members and invited members of La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture they will once again present the craftsmanship and artistry inherent in their craft. Representing the very best of Asian Couture, they will be joined by Frederick Lee, Lie Sang Bong, Sebastian Gunawan, Yumi Katsura, Michael Cinco, Vatit Itthi and Guo Pei. As part of a special Japanese Couture Evening, Junko Koshino, Yoshiki Hishinuma and Keita Maruyama will be showing their collections.

Chairman and Founder of FIDé Fashion Weeks, Frank Cintamani said, “Over the past five seasons of fashion weeks, we have worked tirelessly to gain better recognition for Singapore and Asia as fashion leaders on the world stage. In doing so, Fide Fashion Weeks established a number of critical and important ‘firsts’. This included the creation of the first dedicated Men’s Fashion Week in Asia as well as the first presentation of Haute Couture Week, outside Paris. I am delighted that this year, with our sixth season, we will see yet another milestone with the establishment of Asia’s very first complete ‘fashion season’, which encompasses the key components of men’s and women’s Prêt-à-Porter shows as well as Asian and French Couture collections that will focus on the presentation of 10 of the most prolific and revered Asian Couturiers in Asia.”

“Fashion Week 2013 represents the most credible platform for the very best of Asian and International fashion talent. Indeed, joining us this year will be: Guo Pei (China), Junko Koshino (Japan), Lie Sang Bong (South Korea), Michael Cinco (Philippines), Frederick Lee (Singapore) and Stephane Rolland (France) are some of the most iconic and exceptional designers from across the world. However, they are only six of nearly 40 incredible designers and labels that will be gracing our runway this year.”

“Furthermore, it has been a hallmark of our activities to be collaborative with the most prominent fashion authorities within the industry. In the past several years, this has seen us work closely with the La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture (France). This year I am delighted and proud to announce our partnership with the renowned Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Likewise, we will once again reprise our collaboration with the Bunka Fashion College (Japan), one of Asia’s most elite fashion institutions.”

“Finally, the calibre of the fashion weeks has quite rightly attracted the attention of some of the world’s most celebrated fashion editors and icons of fashion. Last year, we welcomed fashion editor Suzy Menkes, and iconic designer Kenzo Takada. This year, I am pleased to welcome other fashion editors of prominence and a contingent of international ‘A-list’ celebrities and personalities.”

“We continue in our journey to keep fashion exclusive, but never to exclude.”

Launch of the Asian Couture Federation (ACF)