Harpers Bazaar held their Asia New Gen Fashion Designer Award 2014 Show @ AFF and the show was an excellent presentation of Asia’s finest fashion talents.
Before the show we were welcomed by an array of beauty and lifestyle booths; Sally Hansen nail bar, Nars make up booth and more.
Attended the show with these lovely ladies~
Some of my favourite picks~
Peggy Hartanto (Indonesia) – “Unseen”
Teresa Lim (Singapore) – “Lenina Gone Wild”
Sean Loh (Malaysia) – “A Thousand Kisses Deep”
Yahn Adam (Singapore) – “My Asylum”
Jatupong Metula (Thailand) – “The Whispering”
Harvee Kok (Malaysia) – “Bipolarity”
Watch a video summary on vimeo here:
<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/100028657″>Harper’s BAZAAR Asia New Generation Fashion Designer Award 2014</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user29742097″>grace</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
The graduating batch of LASALLE Fashion Degree had the privilege to showcase their designs at Audi Fashion Show as a part collaboration with local fashion magazine L’Officiel.
Tho late in coming, I hope you’ll enjoy these talents as much as I did! Photo credits to my sweet and lovely girl pal and fashion partner, Christabelle. :* Various designers also as credit on the photos. 😉
My favourites are Faye Chan and Gracia Christabella for their young and vibrant cuts and colour. <3
Today I want to introduce a local label, Panayo. 😉
The apparels are predominantly minimalistic and classy with structural twist. Panayō experiment with geometry, bold cuts and shapes to conjure unique patterns. Panayō is an Ancient Sanskrit word (पनयो) equivalent for confidence. For more info. refer to their site about page here.
Panayo’s FW 2014/15 collection is titled Urban Nomad and their pieces can be found at stockists or bought online. More of that later.
Photos first! 😀
THE WONDER WANDERERS
Nomadic Pastoralism “Nomads” is a result of the Neolithic revolution where humans adapt to environmental conditions and migrates to exploit scarce resources. This movement has been dubbed as one of the great advances in the evolution of mankind. Over the centuries, Tibetan nomads “ndrogba” ( འབྲོག་པ། ( འབྲོག་པ།) overcame the harsh mountain ecosystem that offers little and strived on moving through the wandering lustre of green grasslands and hills of the romantic Tibetan plateau.
The nature of nomadic fashion styles are testaments to practicality and functionality of simple sophistication with a touch of unique and distinctive flair which is intertwined to the romanticism of flowy green pastures in the midst of hostility. “ndrogba” dons on multiple layers of clothing that enables them to adapt to varieties of environmental conditions. These layered flowy look creates visually stunning overall appeal, one that is iconic to Tibetan nomads.
There is real beauty in their fashion and life alike. The nomads did more than just survive. They created a unique, vibrant and colourful culture that depicts the triumph of humanity over adverse circumstances and conformity.
Surreal, but closely knitted to the fate of urban nomad in the face of globalization.
“Urban Nomad” is a modern wanderer; a dreamer – of not just things material but immaterial too; from sensuous to spiritual. Home is but a relative concept that is devoid of any attachment to fixation. The concept of flow is aligned to their intellect. Urban Nomad is slave to nothing, not even fashion, but has perceived fashion as the way they deem fit.
So back in May, I attended the capsule collection of the winners/alumni of Star Creation 2013. If you haven’t, go check out my post on Star Creation 2014 here! After a year-long internship with powerhouse luxury retailer F J Benjamin, designers Vu Ta Linh, 27 (Vietnam) and Sun Yijin, 25 (China) presented their capsule collections at the Audi Fashion Festival.
Presenting some of my picks from designers Vu Ta Linh, 27 (Vietnam).
Drawing inspiration from a song performed by a top Vietnamese singer, designer Vu Ta Linh’s collection ‘Indigo’ featured various shades of the colour. Elegant models donned the collection that successfully encapsulated elements of the traditional Vietnamese costume, the Ao Dai, in its textures, shapes and detailing.
Love the red in this piece.
Love the drape of this piece and the pairing of the necklace, very warrior goddess-esque!
Another look i love, strong yet also feminine and glamourous.
Presenting some of my picks from Sun Yijin, 25 (China):
Chinese native Sun Yijin brought about a change in seasons at Tent@Orchard as she sent models down the runway in her collection titled ‘Winter’. A colour palette of white, grey and black – commonly associated with winter – was peppered with bursts of bright orange and pine green, as she sought to combine the tropical elements in Singapore with China’s seasonal climate.
Definitely love the burst of orange.
This cute leaf/nature prints in green and white is very Japanese whimsical cute.
This print reminds me of Korean designer Lie Sang Bong. See:
Lie Sang Bong SS 2014, Paris Fashion Week 2014. Credits here.
Love this look, possibly what Rihanna might sport after a plane ride, albeit w bling-ed accessories and shades. 😉
After show no filter selfies (or wefies?) with Shane & Smita…
OOTD in Depression dress, New Look wedge heels. Yeahhh i look a little funny mid laughter, must have been bending in laughter due to awkwardness of OOTDings in the middle of Orchard road… Thanks to Smita for the pics! :*
Thanks to Star Creation and AKA Asia for the invite!
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. 😉
Caught the winners at the photowall and requested for a photo! 😉
With my fashion partner, Christabelle~ :*
Thanks Star Creation & AKA Asia PR for the invite!