Behind The Scenes: We Crashed Self-Portrait’s #SGFW Show
The London-based label closed Singapore Fashion Week with stars, stripes, ruffles and plenty of lace. Why do we feel broke already?| October 31, 2016
Can I just say that Self-Portrait Spring/Summer 2017 show deserves the “I Got Everything Under Control” Award at Singapore Fashion Week? Not only were all the models properly dressed and prepped by the time I had arrived – and I was early, mind you – the whole backstage area was just so neat and organised. Save for the photographers and the makeup artists putting on the final touches, everyone was just in a general chill.
Dressers were chatting with models, people were taking selfies, creative director Han Chong was strolling down the line in one of his signature hats. Some of the models even decided to belt out a very comical rendition of Adele’s “Hello”. I was probably the only frazzled person in the room – but that’s only because I’m never not frazzled during backstage situations. Got the get the money shot, you see.
Like the feel-good vibe backstage, Chong’s threads do make you feel good just by looking at them. Little dresses in lace that look intentionally undone. Hybrid lace and striped shirts paired with on-trend patent pants for a touch of masculinity. Utilitarian skirts reinvented with peek-a-boo cut-outs and rings at the knee. Huge ruffles and a mind-boggling fabrication that looks like a cross between knit and chiffon. Looking at these, it’s not difficult to understand why and how Chong’s Self-Portrait got so famous so quickly.
Now, let us all hold hands and say a silent prayer for our wallets, cards and paycheques, because we all know they’re going to be pillaged and destroyed when Chong’s collection hits the stores next season. Heaven help us.