The opening looks from the Mae Pang Spring Summer 2014 show. Images: Sara Jane Ong

The Face winner, model Devyn Abdullah, showed off her long gams in the opening look of the Mae Pang show. The Singaporean designer’s Spring Summer 2014 collection kicked off the third evening of Digital Fashion Week 2013. Pang dressed The Face winner in a matching paisley print cardigan and shorts with a black mesh top – a Mae Pang signature.

The use of print was surprising – as the designer normally opts for a more futuristic Blade Runner-seque feel – just as curious as the fact that the same paisley print was not repeated in the show.

Another big disconnect was evident when a colour-blocked cowboy western collared top followed Abdullah’s opener. However, a laidback mood remained throughout the collection, but that feel, and sportswear-inspired separates, were the only constants of the slightly mixed up collection.

Sportswear-inspired at the Mae Pang Spring Summer 2014 show. Images: Sara Jane Ong

Pang experimented with another print and a fun one at that – T-Rex and raptor skeletons – and the quirky print was juxtaposed against flow-y girlie skirts. We would have liked to see more of the dinosaurs but more Mae Pang signature looks dominated the collection. There was another curious interruption to the range of looks in the form of a red-and-white drop-waist long dress before another parade of typical Mae Pang looks.

Fun dinosaur print at the Mae Pang Spring Summer 2014 show. Images: Sara Jane Ong

 Part of the Mae Pang Spring Summer 2014 collection. Images: Sara Jane Ong

Translucent blouses with bandeau tops, skin tight minis, and pencil skirts were interpersed with sportier pieces like jersey tops with zip details, sheer sleeves and panels. The sportswear theme was balanced nicely with more feminine bottoms like silver knife pleated full skirts and long, roomy culottes. We particularly liked a calf-length mermaid skirt with a silver peplum that would be great for the festive season.

The designer Mae Pang (right) with model Devyn Abdullah, winner of The Face. Images: Sara Jane Ong 

We did enjoy the different looks that could be broken up into wearable separates but overall, felt the collection was a touch confused; although we did adore the dinosaur prints.

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