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- Key Lay Hong, Arts Executive, British Council Singapore: +65 6470 7167
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- Fashion directly contributes nearly £21 billion to the UK economy (1.7 per cent of total GDP) and also has an indirect economic impact of over £16 billion.
- London ranks behind only New York in terms of the number of major chain flagship fashion stores, having overtaken Paris, Milan, Tokyo and LA over the past decade.
- Colleges such as Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design and The London College of Fashion have produced some of the world’s most famous designers, such as Stella McCartney, and Jimmy Choo.
- The twice-yearly London Fashion Week (LFW), which reveals new stars every season, is one of the world’s premier fashion events, attracting visitors from over 25 countries.VIP biographical information
About Hilary Alexander
Hilary Alexander, a prominent front-row fixture at the major four fashion weeks, will attend Digital Fashion Week Singapore 2014. This marks her first attendance to a Southeast Asian fashion week. Hilary was the director of the Daily Telegraph, and, with a career spanning more than 30 years, was awarded an OBE for her services to fashion journalism.
During Hilary Alexander's years at the Daily Telegraph, she styled fashion shoots all over the world; reviewed hundreds of major catwalk shows every season; and interviewed fashion's biggest icons including designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Miuccia Prada, Donatella Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier, Giorgio Armani, Marc Jacobs and the late Alexander McQueen.
About Rebekah Roy
Rebekah Roy is one of London’s top fashion stylists and creative consultants. She styles for a wide variety of clients from Visa, Nintendo, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis and Virgin to celebrity clients including Kate Nash, Nero, The Feeling, Sarah Brightman and Billy Idol and top models Kate Moss, Erin O’Connor and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Rebekah works extensively with cutting edge fashion designers such as Ping He, William Tempest and Alice Palmer and styles several catwalk shows during each London Fashion Week season as well as commercial catwalk shows for Harrods, Royal Ascot, Bath in Fashion, Bjorn Borg, Clarks and The Ford Supermodel of the World competition. She’s also consulted for brands such as Lucza, Liz Cox, Azza Fahmy and larger brands including Wella and the BBC.
Rebekah is a judge at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and has been a panellist at the Drapers Fashion Summit, 2010 and 2011. She also sits on the Advisory Committee for The Industry London, and the Selection Committee for the Ones to Watch and Merit Award at Fashion Scout. She’s given talks at prestigious venues such as the Fashion and Textile Museum, Kensington Palace, the Drapers Fashion Conference and The Barbican, and she’s appeared on popular television programmes including Mary Queen of Shops and Britain’s Next Top Model.
As a style and cultural influencer Rebekah is well known for her blog Stylist Stuff and is the Fashion Director at Disorder Magazine. She is a unique stylist due to her ability to communicate ideas, collaborate on any kind of project and incorporate a wide variety of influences into her work.
Digital Fashion Week Singapore 2013 – British Exchange
The British Council partnered with Digital Fashion Week and the British High Commission in 2013 to deliver Digital Fashion Week Singapore 2013 - British Exchange. The collaboration was in the spirit of facilitating a cultural exchange between the UK and Singapore by bringing out UK fashion highlights to showcase alongside and interact with home-grown designers.
Top British fashion designer Holly Fulton, supermodel Naomi Campbell and fashion personalities such as Vogue Creative Director Jamie Perlman and UKTI fashion advisor Barbara Wilson were invited to raise the profile of Singapore fashion and highlight the element of the British Exchange theme.
Roland Davies, Country Director British Council Singapore, said: “Through our Arts work, we at the British Council are looking at new ways of connecting with each other and understanding each other through the arts. Working through partnerships and with new technology is very much part of how we go about things and so our work with Digital Fashion week is an excellent example of what we want to do and how we want to go about it. The partnership with DFW and with the British High Commission enables us to support upcoming Singaporean designers under the theme of British Exchange and further contributes to the rich mix of cultural relations between our two countries.”