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|Future Fashion Now Curation Panel|
Attractive, well-dressed, intelligent, successful- these are just a few of the superlatives to describe the ladies comprising the Future Fashion Now Curation Panel. Among the region's most influential tastemakers and style arbiters, they will give global brand recommendations to Future Fashion Now, as well as nurture new and emerging designers to become export-ready.
Shabnam is an aesthete in the grandest sense of the world, having been on every "best dressed" and "most fashionable" list in Singapore for more than a decade now. In 2001, she was the first recipient of Singapore Tatler's "Trendsetter" award. Shabnam was also named as one of 10 'Most Stylish' women in Singapore by Harper's Bazaar in its 2002 inaugural list. In April 2006, The International Herald Tribune named her as Asia's New Cosmopolitan who is one of "this continent's influencers and innovators". Shabnam has cemented her place as one of the region's most influential style icons and continues to be at the forefront of fashion and lifestyle trends.
A modern renaissance woman, Shabnam is simultaneously an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and mother. Her career spans the music television, new media and fashion industries. She heads her family's fashion, lifestyle and time piece distribution business, Jay Gee Melwani Group. She started her career as Director of Communications for MTV Asia and co-founded a digital music distribution business Soundbuzz.
The embodiment of a style-savvy multi-tasker, Tracy is an accomplished marketer, entrepreneur and creative consultant. She became best known as Marketing Manager of Asia's most eminent clubbing institution, Zouk Singapore, for 10 years. During this decade-long stint, Tracy has helped shape South East Asia's nightlife, music and popular culture landscape.
Tracy is also widely regarded as a champion of artistic expression through her online lifestyle store A Curious Teepee and creative consultancy Present Purpose which serve as platforms for talented artists and designers to showcase their works. Her knack for creative endeavors and inspired collaborations led her to become the current Project Director of Singapore's biggest trade and consumer fashion event, Blueprint.
Arissa leads Singapore's new generation of stylish, media-savvy and multi-hyphenated trendsetters. She founded Carte Blanche X, a glossy fashion and lifestyle portal for young women to bond, converge and shop. She also curates a covetable selection of accessories and jewellery on her retail store, Room X.
A globetrotter who has lived in different corners of the world, Arissa has worked in entertainment industries in Taiwan and Hong Kong. More than an IT girl, she has a unique mix of business acumen, creative flair and exceptional eye for style - unusually so - for her young age.