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Singapore Fashion Festival to celebrate Asian beauty
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THE Singapore Fashion Festival (SFF) will place Singapore as one of Asia’s foremost fashion retail hubs, said assistant chief executive (leisure) of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Dr Chan Tat Hon.

“Bolstering Singapore’s standing as a fashion hub is an integral part of our tourism strategy towards achieving our vision of attracting 17 million visitors and recording S$30 billion (US$19.55 billion) in tourism receipts by 2015,” Chan said.

“We will continue to focus on efforts to host signature events such as this and to develop the overall shopping landscape as well as Orchard Road.” Speaking at the media launch of the Singapore Fashion Festival, Chan said a total of S$12 billion was spent in 2006, of which 25% was used on shopping. Of this percentage, one-third was spent on fashion and accessories.

He added that the STB projected visitor arrivals to reach 10.2 million this year, up from 9.7 million recorded in 2006. The board is targeting tourism receipts to hit S$13.6 billion this year, a 10% increase over 2006 revenues of S$12.4 billion.

The SFF this year, which will run from March-April, will celebrate Asian beauty, and will bring some of the world’s top models such as Ai Tominaga and Anne Watanabe to grace the events.

It will also showcase the latest from internationally renowned designers such as Matthew Williamson, who will make his full scale fashion runway debut in Asia at the SFF, and Vivienne Tam.

Designers from around the region will also be invited to showcase their designs, including Shanghai-based couture and ready-to-wear fashion designer Lu Kun, and India’s Savio Jon and Priyadarshini Rao, among others.

This year, SFF will also celebrate the dress, paying tribute to the season’s more internationally acclaimed catwalk favourite.

Singapore will also be the first country in the region to host the Red Dress Campaign where designers will create a red dress — in hopes to raise awareness of heart disease, one of the major killers of women around the globe — to be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to the Singapore Heart Foundation.


2007 March Stories:

Digital Signages Driving Up Business

Retailers Must Adapt To Secure Growing Grey Market

Tourists Spent Record Amount In Singapore Shops Last X’mas

Wumart Q3 Profits Up

Vietnam Retail Sales Grew Almost 21% In 2006

Esprit To Open 400 More Stores Globally

Seven & I Reports Strong Nine-Month Profit Increases

Courts Sets Up Its Largest Asian Store In Singapore

Prices of MP3 Players to drop, while those of leather goods on the rise

New store concept visualises Timberland’s ethics

Nuance-Watson opens five stores at HKIA SkyPlaza

Clinique, Estee Lauder to enter India

Selling magazine subscriptions on retail shelves

Singapore Fashion Festival to celebrate Asian beauty

The Body Shop to open 45 stores in India

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