It all starts now. Singapore’s fashion event of the year, Asia Fashion Exchange 2012 (14 – 20 May 2012) presents one week of fashion with Asia Fashion Summit (AFS), Audi Star Creation Designer Competition, Blueprint trade show and the Audi Fashion Festival (AFF). If you’re wondering what’s happening for the next six days, do refer to this amazing calendar (I’ve to use it otherwise… I’ll be utter confused!). This week, you should get out of your comfort zone and see how you can be a party of AFX 2012 and I will give you five good reasons why you should be as excited as I am:
1. Everyone can attend Audi Fashion Festival 2012 (16 – 20 May, Wednesday – Sunday)
Who says Audi Fashion Festival 2012 is only invited guests? Tickets for most shows including the opening show (Mugler A/W 2012) and closing show (Roland Mouret A/W 2012) are sold via Gatecrash. Both shows cost SGD120 each excluding booking fee but you can get a 10% discount if you use your Mastercard for payment. Good news, tickets for both shows are still available! I am lucky to be invited to all the shows this year. FYI, I used to buy my tickets back in the days and they are definitely worth the buck!
If you want a taste of what you’re in for, watch this runway video of Mugler A/W 2012 at Paris Fashion Week.
2. Shop Till You Drop at Blueprint Emporium (19 – 20 May, Saturday and Sunday)
The first time I attended Blueprint… I didn’t know what it was! For you and me, all we need to know is the Blueprint Emporium. Period. Explore local and emerging designers such as Carrie K, DEPRESSION, By Invite Only, evenodd, Desti Saint, LIQUID by max tan, Mae Pang and many more. I’m curious to browse through collections from designers from around the globe such as Sue Comma Bonnie, Timo Weiland, Yeojin Bae, Yuki Mitsuyasu and DEBB. And of course, shopping always comes first. Make sure you bring enough cash and bargain *eh-hem*!
Which designers are you excited about? Share your thoughts!
3. Party Hard at the After-Parties. Just Because.
Alright, who likes to party hard? The night doesn’t end after Audi Fashion Festival – the party continues all the way to 2am! New York’s The Misshapes, comprising Leigh Lezark, Geordon Nicol and Greg Krelenstein and W Hotels Worldwide Global Music Director Michaelangelo L’Acqua, will be headlining the Belvedere Vodka Official Audi Fashion Festival 2012 After Party With Mugler tomorrow night. This is a by-invite-only event at a secret venue *ssshhh* – but the question is, “Who’s crashing?”
If you missed this invite, do catch Miami DJ Patrick Oliver at Pangaea on Thursday, May 17th for the AFF 2012 After-Party (SGD40 cover charge at the door). Who knows, you might just bumped into Nicola Formichetti – he will still be around! I’m looking forward to check out Timo Weiland at the Tonight We W.E.D Blueprint Welcome Party on the same night at the newly renovated Loof at Odeon Towers. Swing by after 11pm and there will be no cover charge! Check out the list of after-parties here. Be there or be square!
Welcome to Singapore, The Misshapes!
images: Audi Fashion Festival