International Designers Shine at Men's Fashion Week Singapore 2012
Organised by Fide Productions, with Title Sponsor, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, expectations were high after three tremendously successful days at Men’s Fashion Week (MFW) Singapore 2012. But with these expectations were met and surpassed with the international designers – including Singapore’s sole representative, Reckless Ericka – taking to the runway with 6 shows in 3 segments, as MFW rolls into the day 4 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Hall F.
Opening Day 4 of MFW was Singapore label, Reckless Ericka, returning for the second consecutive year and this time staging a solo brand show! Androgyny meets fashion with the use of male models in wigs and female models, as the brand showcased a play on textiles, patterns and colours, with boys in skirts; checks and soft suits worn by both genders. Many guests were impressed with the collection and the forward-thinking concept, showing the world the ingenuity of the Singaporean label!
Also returning to MFW and staging a full show was Bodybound, as the brand explored uniforms as symbols of conformity. Sportswear meets space age as the mix of gauze like techno fabrics and bulbous articulated joints are the focus of the collection, which draws upon Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World”.
Ending the first segment was local singer/songwriter, Eli T, who is making waves with his latest album “Revolt”, as he was recently nominated for two awards at the All Indie Music Awards. With his signature crisp voice and energetic dance moves, Eli performed in front of a supportive crowd and later posed and signed autographs for his fans!
France meets MFW with the show everyone was waiting for and dying to see, as French Couturier, Alexis Mabille, kicked off the second segment. Showcasing his menswear line intertwined with his capsule collection with HOM Underwear, opulence meets topless with precision tailoring featuring pleats and peplum.
Following Alexis Mabille’s show was Casely-Hayford’s Autumn/Winter 12 collection featured street inspired looks with a great mix of materials and colours. One can hardly believe their fittings only began at 6.30pm as their clothes had just only arrived, after the suitcases were wrongly sent to Italy!
Hailing from United Kingdom, Matthew Miller kicked off the last segment with his colourful show stopping collection, which featured amazing prints, bright and bold colours; even the bags were a hit with the audience giving Matthew Miller a rousing round of applause during the final walk.
Despite taking ill, Thai singer, Bie KPN, showed he is every bit a star when he gave a great performances and not letting his fans sitting amongst the audience down!
Closing Day 4 of MFW Singapore was Richard Chai presented his Autumn/Winter 12 collection, titled ‘Into The Woods’, that is inspired by the outdoors, camping in the woods and mountain climbing. His show drew massive cheers as it features a great collection of colour tones, layering and massive backpack that seems to be the trend for the up-coming Autumn/Winter season later in the year!
As the night drew to an end, fans were screaming as Royal Pirates took to the stage, and turning up the heat with their electrifying performance that kept the audience on their feet, clapping and screaming. Everyone including the volunteers were having fun, dancing, ending Day 4 on a high note!
Photographs by Men's Fashion Week Singapore.