According to their website: “Blueprint is a fashion trade platform for East-West exchange. Specialised in formal wear, contemporary clothing, accessories and jewellery, Blueprint is curated to present the most exciting and export-ready designers and fashion labels from Asia to international buyers, traders, and the fashion media.”
And rightfully so, for the first few days (I can’t recall how many) the trade show was only open to foreign buyers. From speaking with some of the exhibitors, lots of networking, exchanging of namecards and number crunching was done.
Then on the last day, it was open to the public for viewing (and buying *read: DISCOUNTS!!!)
Having just returned from HK, (with much lighter pockets, and probably a bigger butt :/) I was there to browse only and visit Jo!
More about the exhibitors later.
Now, lets focus on the Parco Next Next Showcase.
Sheila Sim was a familiar face.
She opened for Mae Pang, whose collection (if I’m not mistaken) is based on architectural forms.
Bumped into her later on. Haven’t had time to look through her press kit.
But from what was shown, please give her a big fat ‘E’ for ‘Effort’ please. look at all this pleating! (especially the pants!)
The mix of structure and soft fabrics, I like.
But the asymmetry bugs me a lot. Personal opinion.
Pauline Ning followed suit.
And kudos for the painstaking work put into the panels and cutouts for all the pieces.
I would have cried if I had to do this.
And would have definitely messed the sewing up. Then again, I could make puckering “cool“. Ok. Who am I kidding?!
This dress blew me away. The cutouts on the back. *kowtows.
Next in line, Veliani.
The dark and heavy fabrics distracted me from observing the details. Very Autumn/Winter aka unsuitable for Singapore weather. Hello! 97% humidity?!
Model’s D.E.A.T.H. S.T.A.R.E.! *werq!
La Belle was one of my top favourite few. (you’ll see why in a few photos)
Clean colour palette. (:
Uber cool shoe treatment. (:
Sheila Sim walking for La Belle. (:
Comfy Alibaba Pants! I.WANT.PLEASE! :D:D:D
Anyway, since I have no money…
Max Tan sent his models down the runway next.
I admire the consistency in his design philosophy.
Tailored, structured, boyfriend-clothes-that-have-been-taken-over-and-altered-by-girlfriend clothes.
hahas. With Max Tan, its a bit of a dichotomy. On one hand, his style is rather distinctive, yet on the other hand it exudes this very strong impression that designs have been recycled.
Maybe its my mind playing tricks on me, since I always pay close(r) attention to his designs.
Because I love them so much!
More photos from Blueprint Emporium coming up (soon)!