You may not be aware of this but exciting things will be happening in Singapore next month, as from 14-20 May Asia Fashion Exchange will take place. The Asia Fashion Exchange consists of 4 main events:
- The Audi Fashion Festival with shows from Mugler, Raoul, Aldressedup and Roland Mouret to name but a few.
- The Asia Fashion summit where you will find many keynote speakers speaking about the business of fashion.
- Audi Star creation, which showcases young designers and a hosts a competition for best designer.
- And finally there is Blueprint, a trade show where international and Asian emerging designers can showcase and sell their collections.
Even though this website attracted more than 50,000 visitors last month, I’m not yet on the radar of the Singapore Fashion scene and therefore have not yet received invitations to attend these events. Of course, this will not deter me from going and I will be sure to attend the events, take pictures whenever I can and discover new talent and great design. But then I read about a competition to write about my favorite designers being shown during the AFX . Since I would love to tell you all about some of my favorite designers being showcased here next month, this seemed like a great opportunity to highlight them and tell you about AFX, so here it is.
My favorite designers from Asia Fashion Exchange
The only difficult part about writing this article is to actually select my 3 favorites. Alldressedup is a no-brainer of course, as you all know how much I love that brand. Since I’m really into the art of fashion, I would also love to see Mugler. Although I was very tempted to feature Zac Posen as my third designer, I instead went with Roland Mouret. His dresses are just divine and are so great for us women over 40.
Seasoned readers of my blog know how much I love Alldressedup, the label of Singaporeans Lionel Leo and Tina-Tan Leo, and that I own many pieces of this brand. I love the mix of playful clothing made in premium jerseys and silk, that feature a lot of asymmetry, colour and quirkyness. Apart from beautiful clothes they also create playful accessories that can found throughout this site. As you would expect, since Alldressedup was started in 2005, this brand has achieved a lot of success and is now sold throughout the world.
Mugler is a seasoned label started by Thierry Mugler, who came out with its first collection in 1973. It has since become a very successful label known for the superb style and structure of the clothes and in 1992 he completed his first haute couture collection. Nicola Formichetti, who is currently also very involved with Lady Gaga’s outfits, joined the brand as the new creative director in September 2010. From then on the brand also became known as simply Mugler instead of Thierry Mugler. The latest additon to the brand is their first menswear collection in January 2011.
I adored his last Spring / Summer 2012 collection which was full of asymmetrical eletments, playfullness and a perfect example of how ‘arty’ clothes can be very wearable!
Roland Mouret is described as a designer of iconic dresses, such the moon dress (made famous by Victoria Beckham) and the the famous Galaxy dress he introduced in 2006. Shortly after the sensational debut of this dress though, he quit the company due to managerial disputes. He established his label again under the name RM in 2007, which was an instant success. In 2010 he obtained the rights to his name again and the label went back to its old name Roland Mouret.
There were so many pretty dresses, perfect for women over 40, in his last Spring / Summer 2012 collection and above are some of my favorites.
I’m looking forward to AFX 2012!
I think the shows here in Singapore and all other activities will be a sensation. Let’s hope I can capture some of the action!
Which of these designers are your favorite?