The models pose for the finale in front of the impressive facade.

Friday, 28 Jan 2010: Mandarin Gallery, the preferred intimate-sized mall by Singapore-based property management group, Overseas Union Enterprise Limited (OUE) returns to the fashion landscape with a big bang as one of 2010’s biggest events of the year. Boasting a massive $200 million facelift, featuring 152 metres in prominent frontage along the heart of Orchard Road and five flagship duplexes, Mandarin Gallery is poised to make its stamp.

The Executive Director of OUE Group, Dr. Stephen Riady, is highly enthusiastic about this new mall: “Mandarin Gallery will greatly enhance the retail scene at Orchard Road and will provide a shopping haven for both locals and tourists. We seek to bring a new dimension to the shopping and dining experience along one of the best streets in the world. At Mandarin Gallery, everything has been designed and customised with the sophisticated shopper in mind – from convenience to exclusiveness – all within four easily accessible levels.”

The Guest of Honour of the evening, the President of Singapore, His Excellency S.R Nathan graced the event along with VVIPs in the business, entertainment and media industries.

Mandarin Gallery, gave out over $88,000 worth of shopping vouchers and other attractive prizes that night. In addition, all invited guests were entertained to the cool tunes of Parisian DJ Duo, Brahms & Co whilst dining at the fine restaurants within the mall, which also played hosts to all invited guests that night.

The façade of Mandarin Gallery was transformed into a stunning fashion runway with 40 fashion models strutting down in some of the most prominent and exclusive brands such as Just Cavalli, a.i. by Ashley Isham and from multi-label boutique, TriBeCa to name a few.

Denise Keller was the host  for the evening and also took her turn down the runway in a smouldering one-shouldered green dress by Badgley Mischka from TriBeCa for a spectacular finale befitting of this grand event.

One could say that Mandarin Gallery literally returns to Singapore’s fashion runway with a big strut. Now that is the way to make a statement with a capital “S”.