Fashionista or fashion victims?
I couldn’t help burst out to laughter when I saw the following pictures, all taken from runways of various “Fashion Weeks” in Asia.
Probably inspired by Chanel supermarket – this is at the show of Seoul fashion designer Cres E Dim.
Let’s just say I was very, very privileged to be able to attend the Oscar de la Renta show this year at Audi Fashion Festival. It was a visual feast that would make every girl squeal in delight. All the models wore neat, feminine braids, and were donned in taffeta gowns with the most exquisite details – complete with matching accessories and shoes.
First, let’s see what goes on backstage!
There are a few reasons why this showcase at AFF deserves a lot of applauses.
First, this is Ong Shunmugam‘s first solo show at Audi Fashion Festival. In 2012, it was showcased at Future Fashion Now, and last year it was one-half of an local emerging designers showcase at AFF. It’s amazing how the designer and her collections has grown over the years.
Second, I was delighted to see Priscilla Shunmugam go back to Mandarin-inspired designs, with more imaginative interpretations of the cheongsam this year.
This design, in my opinion, is one of the highlights of the entire collection, named “From the Real to the Chimerical“. A clash of ethnic prints and retro chevron matched with a collision of feminine fit and architectural elements.
If you haven’t read other AFF show reports about Tsumori Chisato AW 2013, I think one simple word sums it all: Happy. The delightful colours and prints came together and evoked this light-hearted and chirpy mood on people.
I had the opportunity to do an email interview with the Japanese designer herself. Ms Chisato started working for Issey Miyake in 1977 and started her own line in 1990. Famed for her penchant for prints, which are often manga (Japanese comics) inspired, her designs were showcased at Paris in 2003 which led her to gain greater global following thereafter.
Check out her animated responses to my list of questions. I could feel her zest and confidence from afar, what about you?
It’s an interesting showcase featuring an upcoming local designer and an emerging Japanese designer. One’s cultural and ethnic, the other is dreamy and carefree.
In this new collection, Singapore designer Ong Shunmugam decided to deviate from her usual re-invented cheongsam designs, and focus on ethnic prints instead.
I know little about Zardozë except that it is set up in Singapore, and this is their first ever fashion showcase. The event was certainly a star-studded one. Celebrities spotted include Paul Foster, Linda Black and Olli Pettigrew, Choy Wan, Dick Lee and last but not least, Ruien and Fann Wong.
I find this showcase by the Australia-based designer particularly relevant – given that “The Great Gatsby” movie is out and glamorous flapper fashion is the hot topic in town recently.
To sum up, the Collette Dinnigan show was a romantic affair, accentuated by lace, leather and sequins. With loads of black, nude and white hues.