Hi Lovelies! <3 <3 <3
Yes I know, it’s been a while since I’ve posted (9 days, to be exact) and I am terribly (read: 1 month) behind my events updates! *covers face*
Nonetheless, I am getting down to blogging and posting the wonderful and beautiful photos from Audi Fashion Fest, Blueprint and many exciting fashion events I’ve attended in May! Yay! *throws confetti in the air*
Without further ado, let’s go!
Into its fifth year, Audi Star Creation is a regional design competition that identifies, nurtures and brings together aspiring young fashion designers from around Asia to battle it out in a runway showdown at the Tent @ Ngee Ann Civic Plaza in Singapore.
This year’s finalist, who were challenged to design around the theme “The Asian Perspective”, were short listed from 418 submissions from 14 countries including Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
The top three winners are Rebecca Corrine Lam from Hong Kong, Zhou Jun from China and Newman Han from South Korea.
Additionally on 13 May at the Audi Red Carpet Night gala dinner, Rebecca Corrine Lam also took home the Audi Young Designer Award, whom judged thought her creation best embodies the Audi design spirit of innovation, technology and progression.
The 12 finalists had to submit six original and commercially viable designs that creatively portrayed the theme. The runway showdown took place in Singapore on 12 May at Tent@Orchard.
The 12 finalists for Audi Star Creation 2014 are:
1. Oei Shoo Jun Angeline, 27, Singapore
2. Keh Min Chloe, 19, Singapore
3. Leong Yaowen, 26, Singapore
4. Newman Han, 29, Republic of Korea
5. Hye Ra Rhee, 32, Republic of Korea
6. Hye Jin Kim, 27, Republic of Korea
7. Zhou Jun, 24, China
8. Rebecca Corine Lam, 25, Hong Kong
9. Tu Nguyen Hoang, 23, Vietnam
10. Kata Oka Hidenobu, 22, Japan
11. Peh Chin Yee, 24, Malaysia
12. Erica Devi Handika, 21, Indonesia
Here are my favourite 6 designers and their designs:
Red Construction is the theme for Zhou Jun’s collection. Red corresponds with fire, symbolizes good fortune and joy. The collection is modern, sleek and reminiscent of Ralph Lauren yet undeniably Oriental through the use of crimson red which is representative of the Chinese flag and all things related to Chinese festivities. A graduate of London’s College of the Arts, Zhou Jun is a rising designer to watch.
Leong Yaowen’s collection combines the iconography of the East on a Western silhouette. The result is a beautiful marriage with a contemporary vibe. Leong is a graduate of Lasalle College of the Arts and currently a stylist.
Rebecca Corinne Lam’s collection is titled “ZHI” which means paper in Chinese. Lam treats the cloth in her collection as paper and the resulting combination of laser cut and ink calligraphy is both culturally rich and modern.
Hye Jin Kim’s collection title Blooming Your Truth combines Buddhism symbols and Korean traditional knots. Her collection is on trend with its mix of structured and fluid silhouettes, yet the knot details makes it remarkable and memorably hers.
Newman Han’s collection titled The Scientific Expedition is inspired by the how asian cultures have been influenced by the west, on top of their own traditional culture. The collection is Sahara desert ready while looking fashionable.
Peh Chin Yee’s collection is inspired by Singapore’s National flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim. His collection shows a deep understanding of current sport luxe trends and clean silhouettes. His pieces are outstanding and wearable.
For the full set of runway photos of all 12 designers designs visit Star Creation gallery here.
Watch the video reel featuring the 12 designers:
Shall end off with selfies and photos taken on show day. 😉
With my fashion partner, Christabelle~ :*
Thanks Star Creation & AKA Asia PR for the invite!
Thank you for reading. 😉