Let's be honest, Singapore isn't a name that comes to mind when talking about fashion. There's a lot of shopping to be had, but that's not the same as being a fashionable city like Paris or New York. Singapore hopes to put itself on the map and gain sartorial credibility as being the first Asian city to host a men's fashion week. After Paris and Milan, Men's Fashion Week 2011 Singapore will be only the third men's fashion event in the world.
From March 30 to April 3, over 30 designers will debut their latest collections at the Marina Bay Sands, part of which will be transformed into a fashion runway. While a few of the designers are better-known European labels like Canali and Hugo Boss, MFW is placing a heavy emphasis on Asian designers and labels. A handful of Singapore's own designers and labels will debut fashion collections at MFW.
"We can still make fashion exclusive, but never to exclude," said Frank Cintamani, Chairman of MFW 2011. In an effort to make MFW accessible to anyone who wants to attend a fashion show, tickets are available for S$40 per person from Sistic or at the Marina Bay Sands ticket counter. A schedule of events can be found here.
Also bringing fashion to the public are three fashion installations currently on display at MBS highlighting some of the designs that will be seen on the runway as well as by labels found in The Shoppes at MBS. These installations can be viewed free of charge until April 23.
I got a chance to preview the designs of some of the Asian designers scheduled to debut at MFW this year and it was pretty exciting. Don't worry, this isn't going to become a fashion blog. I just thought I'd share with you a cool event that's come to the Little Red Dot. If you're interested in fashion or just want a peek into the fashion world, I encourage you to get tickets to a show.
I hope something like this encourages people here to step it up, sartorially speaking. Enough with the Crocs, people!