Harper's Bazaar Singapore - September 2020
English | 218 pages | PDF
Pagoda shoulders and arresting silhouettes for both men and women marched past an enraptured audience who lapped up the post-apocalyptic landscape that Demna Gvasalia did so very well. When the fi nal day in Paris rolled around, we found ourselves on a set that literally mirrored the River Seine. I realised that the lyricism of Chanel has never been lost on me as I watched models walking hand in hand in delicious tweed confections found in all shades of monochrome. Nor the camp kitsch of Miu Miu, where playful colours, checks, leopard print and grand coats came together so melodiously in a way that only Miuccia can pull o . Then, we ended with Vuitton, where Ghesquière’s choir of choral singers, dressed in a time warp of period garb, set the audio stage for the models—in looks that appeared to be haphazardly put together (though we knew they were not!)—to the tune of 200 booming voices. It was an apt end to fashion week. A mixture of past and present, of ancient garb against the coolest street looks elevated for a fashion magpie. Thought provoking fashion? There’s so much more for you to discover in our September issue (our version of a fashion runway show)—all the prep, all the looks, the hair, the makeup, and the beautiful accessories and fashion. The fact that we pulled o this cover shoot at the eleventh¡hour in New York, with one of the world’s most successful and incredibly beautiful models, Candice Swanepoel, was a feat in itself. Enjoy the fruits of our labour because your appreciation is the standing ovation we hope to get.