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Singapore Fashion Week 2015 Recap

Hi loves!

Well you’ve probably seen my IG updates from months back when I attended a few shows from Singapore Fashion Week, mostly the young designers show, namely LASALLE Graduation show & Harpers Bazaar Next Gen show. Also attended the Star Creation & Zalora shows but did not manage to snap any nice photos so there’s none from those shows for this post~ ๐Ÿ˜›

While I definitely enjoyed both LASALLE Grad show and Harpers Bazaar Next Gen show – I find that LASALLE show designs focused more on artistic concepts & were more explorative, understandably as it’s an arts school (and my Alma mater, where I studied Fashion Media & Industries, majoring in Management), while Harpers’ show designs were a lot more “commercialized”, collections that look like they already belonged in the store. There’s no critical judgement from me either ways, as I would love to have pieces from select designers (you’ll know which from my comments/captions below, heh) from both shows in my wardrobe!

Alright, enough with my introductions~2015-05-14 08.54.51 2015-05-14 08.54.53 2015-05-14 08.54.55 2015-05-14 08.54.56Loving my make up for the day, hence the slew of selfies, heh. Am missing my hair from those days before I bleached it. Lol.
2015-05-14 09.37.58Getting ready to meet my inspiration, Miroslava Duma. In case you don’t know her, she was a fashion magazine editor, currently a street style icon and founder of buro247.com – which is now present in more than 7-8 countries featuring luxury fashion and lifestyle topics. She’s extremely well connected, business minded and savvy! While she still look like a teenager, she’s in her thirties and she has 2 kids! Don’t ask me how she does it!

2015-05-14 23.28.40Met up with Sifra my LASALLE school mate & Smita for the talk!
2015-05-14 10.25.37The emcee did such a bad job honestly. Her questions were so bad, some didn’t even make sense. It would have been much better if Duma and Dion Lee interviewed each other. It was such a waste that we did not get to hear more from the two of them as the questions were a waste of time/did not make sense.2015-05-14 23.35.44Nonetheless, with the little that was shared, it was inspiring to hear from Duma, who shared about having good work ethics – you’ve got to work for it,ย don’tย expect things to drop down from the sky!
2015-05-14 11.13.26-2And got a pic with her!!! <3 Thanks to Smita! <3

2015-05-14 11.27.03 2015-05-14 11.27.11-1 2015-05-14 11.27.37 And some ootds at LASALLE~2015-05-14 12.13.55We headed to Providore at Mandarin Gallery for some drinks. I had flat white, they had this pineapple cocktail which was good too!
2015-05-14 14.15.59Snapped a pic of this dude with this crazy and cool tiger head bag.

2015-05-15 21.10.02Headed to Chez Vous to get my hair done for Star Creation later in the evening. Belatedly realize that I should have gone for sleek back hair since I was wearing a rather edgy dress. Ohwells!ย 
2015-05-14 22.25.20With cuties Q-li & Jem whom I met at SFW!

Day 2 of SFW, decided to have my hair done at the salon near my place before heading down!

2015-05-16 12.45.32 2015-05-16 12.47.00Before getting my hair done…
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While getting my hair done by Shiro.2015-05-16 13.38.04

And after it’s done, selfie taken on the cab! Decided to go for a very defined and red carpet-style hair and makeup look. Sleek hair back is actually no longer on trend since it’s been done 2-3 years back, but who cares as long as I like the look, heh!

Starting with the LASALLE Fashion graduation show – fashion students’ names as captured on the photos:
2015-05-16 14.08.29 2015-05-16 14.10.35 2015-05-16 14.12.13 2015-05-16 14.15.13 2015-05-16 14.20.03 I love the vibrant, contrasting yet complementary colours in this collection!2015-05-16 14.20.27 2015-05-16 14.20.38Super love this outfit! Want the entire look!

2015-05-16 14.20.57 2015-05-16 14.21.11 2015-05-16 14.23.44 2015-05-16 14.27.23 2015-05-16 14.30.14Not exactly high fashion runway quality, and it reminds me of Japanese Manga “Naruto” but there’s something cool about this sporty chic meets Asian royalty prints collection that I like.

2015-05-16 14.30.54 2015-05-16 14.31.49 2015-05-16 14.32.14 2015-05-16 14.33.11 2015-05-16 14.37.39 2015-05-16 14.37.50 2015-05-16 14.38.09 2015-05-16 14.39.35 2015-05-16 14.40.01 2015-05-16 14.40.26 2015-05-16 14.42.20 2015-05-16 14.46.56 2015-05-16 14.47.12 Blur pic, but shows designer name Hwang Jun.2015-05-16 14.47.13A clearer shot.2015-05-16 14.48.52 2015-05-16 14.55.16My friend, Chua YingHui’s (went to Japan together on a school trip, you can read about the trip on my blog) prints. Collection fit for the fashionable boys! I would wear these prints too!

2015-05-16 15.19.59 2015-05-16 15.20.28OOTDs.
2015-05-16 15.24.41And Hair of the day!ย 2015-05-16 16.17.31Met up with our fashion tutors post show.
2015-05-16 16.29.27And Fenny~
2015-05-16 16.33.25 2015-05-16 16.33.41With Belle~

On to Harpers Bazaar show!2015-05-16 16.35.14 With the editor & emcee.ย Photo taken by me, nice right? ๐Ÿ˜›2015-05-16 16.37.07 2015-05-16 16.37.30 2015-05-16 16.41.41 2015-05-16 16.47.40 2015-05-16 16.47.46 2015-05-16 16.48.03 2015-05-16 16.54.46 2015-05-16 16.56.06 Didn’t get good shots of the winner’s collection by Silvia Teh. Inspired by Japanese culture, her collection won the judges over. I realize that in general, fashion collection with Japan inspired collections tend to do well.2015-05-16 17.11.15-2 2015-05-16 17.12.20I really like Ha Hong Lam’s magic mushroom inspired prints and elegant designs.
2015-05-16 17.38.26With Circe & Lionel, ย our LASALLE fashion dept head & tutor respectively!2015-05-16 20.30.02With Clozette gals Cass, Anico, Kersie & Smita~2015-05-16 20.47.50Ended the day at Genki Sushi with dear Belle. Food here is so good, and it’s so cute that they serve you the plates on a train~ I wanna go back!

x

Ena

SFW 2015: Harper’s Bazaar’s Asia New Gen Fashion Designer Award 2015 Happening This Sat

Hi Loves!

It’s time for Singapore Fashion Week again!

If you haven’t, check out the video compilation of the awesome designs from last year’s designers! I personally liked the Harper’s Bazaar’s Asia New Gen Fashion Designer Award designs better then the Star Creations. As the designs were more wearable and commercially viable –ย I wanted to wear a lot of the designs! ๐Ÿ˜€

More about the Harpers Bazaar’s Asia New Gen Fashion Designer 2015, ย the winner of theย competition will be awarded a scholarship for a Masterโ€™s degree inย fashion from the prestigious Istituto Marangoni (worth GBP26,700;ย about $56,430) in either its Paris, London or Milan campuses. He or sheย will also have the opportunity to retail their collection to a global marketย through online retailer, Inverted Edge. Over and above all this, the winner and all 10 finalistsโ€™ย collections will be showcased in the five sponsoring Asian editions of Harperโ€™s BAZAAR.

Since 2013, the top finalists from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore have receivedย immeasurable publicity and support from the industry: From having their collections featured in theย pages of the magazine, to getting the opportunity to showcase them at Fashion Weeks in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and more around the region.

The five editors from Harperโ€™s BAZAAR Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam will beย on the judging panel in this regional competition. The finalists would be judged on the following criteriaย to ensure they have what it takes to succeed on a global scale: 1) Imagination and originality 2)ย Consistency 3) Technical knowledge in garment construction 4) Commercial viability of their designs and 5) Business and marketing acumen.

I’m looking forward to see the designers and their designs come this Saturday!

x

Ena