“I love [this turtleneck] as a base. Especially when you go to cold-weather countries, it’s so good to pack an essential piece that goes with everything,” she enthuses after putting the turtleneck on. “It’s kind of like your boyfriend—hugs you tight!”
Not a stranger to the eccentric side of high fashion, Xie is a daring risk taker when it comes to her wardrobe. Naturally, then, pairing the turtleneck with a green Halpern suit was entirely in her milieu.
“When I put it on, it’s immediately, like, rock and roll! But the faux leather makes it sustainable,” she says. And the bold emerald colour certainly helps. “You need just a boost of colour these days… It’s a little bit more fun to inject that into your everyday life.”
For the next look, she switched from serving ’70s disco glam to a more pared-down look. Pairing the ultra-glam sequinned look with perfectly faded jeans—and a buttery soft, wildly fringed Bottega Veneta clutch—she exudes freedom, and empowerment. It’s easily one of the looks that skews closer to her personal style, she says. “I am a little bit more eclectic. I like both over-the-top and casual clothes.”
Augmented reality experience
For readers who want to see Xie model a look live, Vogue has an ace up our sleeve.
Click on the image below on your iPhone to see Fiona Xie come alive in augmented reality.
Photographer: Wee Khim
Stylist: Xander Ang
Hair: Gary Low/Passion
Make-Up: Elain Lim using Nars
Model: Fiona Xie
Photographer assistant: Alwin Oh
Photographer producer : Cindy Ow
Stylist assistant: Man Yong Le