Runway Debuts in SingaporeWritten by Yun Quek
From Hong Kong to Singapore, we’ve brought the latest coverage from Runway with backstage photos and all the latest designs.
Every so often in the midst of chaos, you see time begin to retract and the world slowing down to snail’s speed. In a room full of people and buzz, you suddenly start to capture what sounds like echos in the distance, as though what you hear isn’t taking place just right before your immediate surrounding.
Backstage at Singapore’s very first Runway showcase, there was this said moment. The instance – minutes before the show – happened when designers, models, hair stylists and make-up artists collectively began to think out loud.
“Have you seen my box of bobby pins?”
– Designer Elizabeth Gribben of Elizabeth Gregory Couture.
“When I walk, should my shoulders be at this height, or do you think up here is better?”
– Mackenzie of Basic Models walking for sleepwear label Maisonzhou.
“Once this model is done with her walk, send her straight to me for her hair change.”
– Roy Sng, Art Director at Toni & Guy.
Ask any bystander and they could probably tell you that it was a perfectly beautiful mess.
Outdoors, seated and patiently waiting for the first model from the first designer to roll out, guests were unfazed and more importantly, unaware. The treacherous yet most breathtaking thing about a large-scale event like Runway is that whatever was happening backstage, what mattered was what the audience saw that started and ended the night. And backstage, everyone worked in a unanimous voice to make the magic happen.
Because at the end of the night, the show must go on.