Wed, 2019-01-23

Pull Off The Retro Trend

Like A Millennial Fashionista

at i Light Singapore

Hacks for Insta-Worthy Fashion Shots and Must-See Hotspots

i Light Singapore will return from January 28 to 24 February. In marking 200 years of Singapore’s modern history, this year’s event – the i Light Bicentennial Singapore Edition will be the largest in scale stretching from Marina Bay, the Civic District, the Singapore River to the Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning. With over 30 free-to-public exhibits perfect for your gram, the light art festival promises a visual spectacle.

For all the fashion queens out there, read on to find out the top 5 must-see installations and how you can immortalise your style in the new wave of retro trend at this visual light extravaganza to feed your IG.  


Photo: The Fashion Tag

#1: Squiggle by Angus Muir (New Zealand)

The Promontory @ Marina Bay

With a sea of 200 metres of neon tubes in swirling and twisting patterns, Squiggle is one of the key highlights that you cannot miss. Interact with the control joysticks to change the light colours, speed and display.

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Style Tips: Go over the top with a combined print blazer and trousers for a coordinated breezy look made of breathable flowy fabric. Pull off the look with the blazer as a top or layer over a plain halter top for added dimensions.

Pro-dressing Tip: With a long night of walking, go for a height lift in a comfortable wedge sneaker while you model along the installation as your runway show.


#2: City Gazing Singapore by VOUW

– Mingus Vogel and Justus Bruns (The Netherlands)

The Lawn @ Marina Bay

With the light installation suspended over The Lawn at Marina Bay, the City Gazing Singapore showcases the transformation of the city-state over the past 100 years to a modern metropolis today with an animated display and inspire visitors to think of the city in a sustainable manner.

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Style Tips: Enjoy the cooling starry night as you stroll through and marvel at the suspended display in a retro stripy dress. Tote a compact quilted purse for your essentials and be spotted in circular dangle earrings that complement your overall ensemble.   

Pro-dressing Tip
: Enhance your overall classiness with a pair of comfortable vintage round toe heels and let the lights shine on you for the perfect shot.

#3: Cosmic Web - LASALLE College of the Arts

– Foo Hui Wen, Lim Yu Zhi and R.Yashini (Singapore)

Breeze Shelter

Resembling a wolf spider’s web, the Cosmic Web dangling from a tunnel structure portray a community living through a difficult time
 while creating a safe environment for them.

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Style Tips
: Instil instant envy among your Instagram followers amid this futuristic light installation while you sashay around it with a dose of summer in your retro-inspired getup. Colourful stripes will allow you to standout 
and amp up the vibes with a cat-eye sunnies.   

Pro-dressing Tip
: Go simple with a pair of soft leather chukka boots to make a style statement. You are all ready to make your visuals an instant hit.

#4: The Cat in The Garden - by Loom Prod (France)

Merlion Park


Must-See: Be warned, expect hordes of people for this one. The Cat in the Garden display is a visual spectacle with video projections onto the Merlion to reflect everyday Singapore from its early days to a modern city showcasing familiar sights such as Marina Bay Sands and the Masjid Sultan Mosque.


#5: Flower Clock - by Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
– You Fan Zhou, Liao Qing Shuang, Guo Qian Ling, Song Le Jing and Lee Jian Wen (China)

One Fullerton

Must-See: Be mesmerised by the rotating clock-like lights celebrating Singapore as a Garden City. Be visually stimulated and work out your poses for the Instagrammable moments.

Bonus: Keys of Light - by Mr. Beam (The Netherlands)
Raffles Terrace @ Fort Canning Park

Must-See: If you have enough of futuristic installations, make your way over to the last pitstop, the Installation #31 – Keys of Light – set upon an enchanted garden scene. Put your musical talent into use and play the piano to trigger visual animations. 

I Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition 
runs from 28 January to 24 February 2019 daily from 730pm to 11pm 
(Mon – Thurs, Sun) with extended hours till midnight (Fri – Sat). For the complete full 31 light installation route, visit the festival map on i Light Singapore official site.

All other Image Credits: i Light Singapore



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