Do you remember when lockdown fever got to us last year and 30,000 people decided that wearing a pillow would be a good idea to combat the pandemic blues while looking stylish?
For some, it was a dark day for the fashion industry. Still, others commended the ingenuity of this innovation, which soon exploded into a social media trend called the #QuarantinePillowChallenge.
Whatever your thoughts are on this trend, fans of haute couture may be relieved that we no longer have to resort to such measures, for Singapore has just had its first fashion show since COVID-19 struck.
Here’s all that went down at the event.
Louis Vuitton Fashion Show Was S’pore’s First Physical Fashion Show Since COVID-19
The ArtScience Museum set the scene for the evening session of the Louis Vuitton Women’s Spring/Summer 2021 Spin-Off show on Tuesday (23 March) night.
112 guests attended the event and were treated with the honour of getting a firsthand look at the brand’s newest collection.
Seats were placed apart from one another, and most of the action was in an outdoor area, the Oculus. The arrival and seating of guests were staggered in line with safe distancing measures.
The event was also live-streamed for a virtual audience.
Featuring 67 looks by Louis Vuitton’s womenswear artistic director Nicolas Ghesquiere, the event was graced by the presence of local celebrities including Zoe Tay, Rebecca Lim, and Joanne Peh.
The event was praised by Zoe Tay for being safe in its execution.
“Even with this weather, the show still goes on. It’s pretty refreshing and there’s energy in the air—it brings hope and it helps our economy, to move back to normal in a cautious way.”
However, inclement weather did cause some slip-ups during the show. It was delayed by 20 minutes because of the sudden rain pouring through the skywell of the Oculus.
The area had to be mopped up and dried by staff members before the show could go on, and guests in the front row were given black umbrellas to shield themselves from the rain.
One model even slipped and fell while opening the show.
Singaporean model Kaigin Yong, 26, was one of the 41 models who strutted the runway. She slipped and fell, but she recovered immediately and continued on with the rest of the night in good humour.
She even joked that this first slip-up in her modelling career was “one thing off her bucket list”.
“It was amazing to walk for LV. This is a momentous event in the fashion industry worldwide—it’s a sign of positivity amid the pandemic,” says Ms Yong. “This show feels like the old days.”
Well, until the day I can afford some Louis Vuitton clothes, I’ll be wearing my pillow.
To catch a video of the Louis Vuitton fashion show, click here.
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