2016: Woo Suxian
Nanyang Technological University

"By dressing in a certain way, one could embody her-assimilation to societal norms, or express her freedom by deviating from said fashion norms. Thus, most major trends never occur simply for the sake of fashion or looking good – They evolve to reflect society’s prevailing attitudes, especially in the case of female fashion, and can be used as a means to restrict or empower the women wearing them."

2015: Mahalakshmi D/O Alaghimanvalan
SIM University

"The trending designs and style in the fashion world can be very much explained by the evolutionary theory of advantage traits where people get attracted to one another based on rarity."