07 Apr '11, 2pm

Singapore has potential to be top fashion city in Asia, say observers

Singapore has potential to be top fashion city in Asia, say observers

SINGAPORE: Singapore has the potential to be the top fashion city in Asia, over-taking stronghold Hong Kong and Tokyo. Industry observers are upbeat about this prospect and point to the increased spending in fashion as the main driver. The Department of Statistics said spending on clothes and footwear rose 9.7 per cent in 2010 compared with the previous year. Abercrombie and Fitch, Stefano Ricci and H&M are global brands that will have boutiques in Singapore for the first time and observers said it represents the growing fashion clout of the Lion City. They added that retail spending is also being boosted by the growing number of fashion shows and related events here. Douglas Benjamin, CEO of F J Benjamin and Creative Director of RAOUL, said: "When I was in Europe this time, a lot of people were asking what is this Men's Fashion Week, should I come for BLUEPRINT, which is ...

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