(From left) Tweed skirt; cotton pants
(From left) Lace skirt; cotton pants; tweed skirt, Chanel. Cotton t-shirts, stylist’s own
Whether they're teenager or a mother of five, the pride and joy of Singapore's fashion scene are made up of these trailblazing models, whose magnetic camera presence and killer cheekbones prove that there's no shortage of beauty on this Little Red Dot we call home
Fur coat; silk dress, Marc Jacobs. Nylon cap, Kenzo x H&M
WENDY JACOBS, 42
Call Wendy Jacobs the Victoria Beckham of Singapore—five beautiful children later (with three model teenage kids), the wife of Fandi Ahmad still commands the room, and the camera. “My favourite times were on the catwalk and making friendships with the other girls that last until today,” she shares.
Cotton, lace and tweed shirt; cotton shorts; metal necklaces; metal bangles; leather spectator shoes, Chanel. Acetate spectacles; lace bra, Menon’s own
RATHI MENON, 26
This biker chick did not rest on her laurels after claiming the title of Miss Singapore Universe 2014. Nowadays, the Indian stunner prefers to focus on her modelling career as she shares, “Being on the cover of a magazine is a big deal for me.”
Cotton and metal ring dress, Michael Kors Collection. Stretch band boots, Kenzo x H&M. Gold B.Zero1 pendant necklace, Bulgari
“I don’t think there are any models now who can beat the original ’90s supermodels.”
HUDA ALI, 40
The infectious energy and that lithe figure of this mother-of-one epitomises the glamazon-model era, reminiscent of fashion’s halcyon days in the ’90s.
Silk top; silk palazzo pants, Kenzo x H&M. Leather shoes, Gucci
NADIA RAHMAT, 24
It was only two years ago that Nadia Rahmat started her modelling career with a bang after being Insta-casted for a Marc by Marc Jacobs campaign. Part of the new generation of digitally savvy models, Rahmat acknowledges, “Personally, I would attribute much of my success to social media.”
Knit jumper; silk earrings, H&M. Gold B.Zero1 rings, Bulgari
SERENA ADSIT, 37
A 23-year veteran of the local modelling scene, Serena Adsit is the founder and managing director of Mint Management, a modelling agency. She adds, “I hope I can be a beautiful silver vixen like Carmen Dell’Orefice in the future.”
Wool suit jacket; cotton shirt; wool pants, Saint Laurent. Leather brooch, Chanel. Leather booties, Gucci
JUNITA SIMON, 39
Elegant, check. Eloquent, check. With a resume that includes walking the runways of Louis Vuitton and Chanel in Paris, Junita Simon continues to put her international experience to good use as an emcee and host.
Knit jumper, H&M. Denim jeans, Chanel. Gold B.Zero1 pendant necklace, Bulgari
“Social media is a great platform to spread inspiration, positivity and love—just don’t get so caught up in the numbers.”
FIONA FUSSI, 20
After winning Elite Model Look Singapore in 2011, Fiona Fussi’s modelling career has gone from strength to strength. Besides gracing the covers of magazines both at home and abroad, including Harper’s BAZAAR Hong Kong, the aspiring singer also travels the world as a spokesperson for major beauty brands.
Panama hats, Chanel. Cotton t-shirts, stylist’s own
“It seems to me that everyone is a supermodel now.” — Junita Simon
Embroidered silk dress, Fendi. Leather shoes, Gucci
DIYA PRABHAKAR, 17
It’s hard to predict the success of a young model too early in her career, but Diya Prabhakar, at a towering height of 1.82m, is set to stand out amongst the crowd. “I would love to make a mark in fashion in Milan, Paris, New York or London, and enjoy the ride along the way,” the student says.