In pictures: Sands Macao Fashion Week a runway success
Paris, New York, London, Tokyo: to this list of global style capitals you can add a new name: Macao. In October, luminaries of the fashion world descended on Sands Resorts Macao for the inaugural Sands Macao Fashion Week.
The series comprised six days of fashion events and promotions that included runway and boutique shows staged over the canals of Shoppes at Venetian and
fashion parades at Shoppes at Parisian. Renowned maison La Perla also used Sands Macao Fashion Week 2017 as the perfect stage to launch its spring/summer 2018 collection, which introduced 70 ready-to-wear and haute couture looks.
The event also highlighted Macao’s growing fashion industry and shone a spotlight on some outstanding local designers.
In addition to the Walk on Water runway shows, which took place on the surface of The Venetian Macao’s Grand Canal, The Parisian Macao’s Avenue des Champs
Elysees featured catwalk shows showcasing the latest looks from a selection of brands. The programme also included exhibitions at Shoppes at Four Seasons, offering the crème de la crème of fashion from the world’s top tier labels.
A highlight of the week was an exclusive VIP gala dinner featuring a La Perla fashion show attended by around 200 celebrities and fashion luminaries from China, Japan, Korea, the US and Europe.
Speaking at the dinner, David Sylvester, Executive Vice President of Global Retail for Las Vegas Sands, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Sands Macao Fashion Week has got off to such a sensational start. With some of the biggest names in fashion and entertainment descending on Macao for a series of cutting-edge events capped by the stunning premiere of La Perla’s spring/summer 2018 collection and the involvement of the local fashion industry, we have proudly declared the arrival of Sands Macao Fashion Week on the international fashion scene.
"We would like to express our gratitude for the support and participation of everyone who attended this wonderful event, along with all our partners and the Macao government who helped make it such a success.”