Ever since Singapore-based label Zardozë entered the fashion scene in 2011, all eyes have been on them. The brand has since gone on to recruit 2011 Star Creation winner Chen Zhigang as lead designer, as well as Parsons graduate and reality show The Apartment participant John Paul Rangel as Creative Director.
The Zardozë Panthea line is marketed as the high-fashion sister to the brand’s ready-to-wear line, so there was an instantaneous change in mood and design when the runway switched up for the Panthea show.
We say kudos to the designers for coming up with daring and sometimes provocative creations (like the red and black dress below). The painstaking embroidery and embellishments which have become a brand signature really stood out on the runway.
However, as these gowns are obviously meant for red carpet appearances and gala dinners, the brand still has room to develop its knowledge about what sort of cuts and fabrics will find favour with their desired clientele.
That said, we do think that famous front-row attendees Rui En and Fann Wong did look every inch the Caldecott princesses they are, decked out in custom Zardozë creations. Designs fit for Singapore acting royalty, we say.