Although he is mostly known for his structured draping, Singapore designer Max Tan sent softer draped shapes down the runway for Spring Summer 2017 on the opening day of Singapore Fashion Week 2016. In a monochrome march of black and white, the androgynous models – all wearing the same short, black wig – whipped past the packed space at the National Gallery to the sounds of Microsoft operating systems.
Sponsored by Microsoft Surface and part of the Fashion Futures programme, this collection was much more wearable than Max’s previous work. According to Max, his designs “empower the modern women with his minimalist yet structured tailoring, and his partnership with the technology leader this year will unveil a new dimension in defining the modern woman who balances both work and play”.
On the runway the tailoring was not as pronounced in this collection – think slightly avant garde leisurewear – and the connection to the ‘technology leader’ not entirely clear, but the pieces themselves, particularly the dresses, were much more approachable for the less experimental shopper.
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