Here at Honeycombers we love supporting Singapore talent. The Singapore Fashion Awards acknowledge the designers, photographers, stylists, hair and makeup artists that make beautiful clothes become something more than just stuff to wear. Read on to discover the finalists for 2017 …
Yes, we freely admit that we love supporting Singapore talent at Honeycombers. Whether it’s the best of fashion designers and labels, the top homemade beauty brands or the providers of fabulous food and the creators of super cool cafes … if it’s Singapore-centric and good, we love giving it a shout out.
So, we’re excited to support the finalists of the Singapore Fashion Awards 2017. Launched only in 2016, these awards are about acknowledging the talent we have in the Singapore fashion industry; from fashion designers to the stylists and hair and makeup artists, everyone who works to create a piece of art out of a bit of fabric deserves to be celebrated.
The fashion apparel industry in Singapore is estimated to be worth $2.8 billion by 2019. That’s a lot of money when you think about it; and it’s time that Singapore’s own designers and producers of apparel should be owning a good percentage of that number, not just all the international brands that have found a home here. There have been great leaps made in 2017 though, like the growing international success of In Good Company (which was the inaugural winner of the Designer of the Year Award last year) and of course brands like shoes and accessories monolith Charles & Keith.
With that said, there is lots of room for growth. Check out the finalists for this year’s Singapore Fashion Awards … I hope you discover a new favourite or three.
The Design Awards are for Designer of the Year Award and Emerging Designer of the Year Award for both Fashion and Accessories, plus in 2017 there is a new category, the Bespoke Award as well as the Honorary Award. The finalists for these awards are judged on creativity, originality, brand communication and consistency.
Designer of the Year Award (Fashion) 2017
Designer of the Year Award (Accessories) 2017
- Quanda Ong for Gnome & Bow
- Marilyn Tan for Marilyn Tan Jewellery
- Mandy Wu for Mandy Wu
Emerging Designers Award (Fashion) 2017
- Elizabeth Soon for Ametsubi
- Rebecca Ting & Daniel Chew for Beyond The Vines
- Amos Ananda Yeo for Amos Ananda
Emerging Designers Award (Accessories) 2017
- Afzal Imram & Lin Ruiyin for State Property
- Mashizan Masjum for Mashizan shoes
- Gary, Joel, Clement and Jonathan for Tribute by 79 Tribal Nation
The Marketing Awards are for the fashion and accessory brands that have become “buzz-worthy local labels” and include the Best Marketing Award, Best Collaboration of the Year Award and the Top 3 Most Popular Brands of the Year Award.
Best Marketing Award
Best Collaboration of the Year Award
- Carrie K. for the Disney for a Beauty and the Beast Collection
- Sabrina Goh for the Starwars collection
- Ling Wu for the Onlewo collection
Top 3 Most Popular Brands of the Year
- Benjamin Barker
- Beyond The Vines
- By Invite Only
- Collate the Label
- Love, Bonito
- Matter Prints
- The Mindful Company
The winners for this award will be selected via a month-long public vote which opens on 10 October and runs until 9 November 2017. Cast your vote at www.singaporefashionawards.com.
The Contributor Awards are for all the behind-the-scenes people without whom, fashion would not be fashion. The Singapore Fashion Awards acknowledge these super talents with the Outstanding Contributor of the Year Awards.
Makeup Artist of the Year
- Clarence Lee
- Elain Lim
- Peter Khor
- Rick Yang
Hairstylist of the Year
- Marc Teng
- Edward Chong
- Sean Ang
- Manisa Tan
Fashion Photographer of the Year
- Chuck Reyes
- Joel Low
- Stefan Khoo
- Micky Wong
Fashion Stylist of the Year
- Randolph Tan … Check out this cool swimsuit shoot that Randolph did for Honeycombers with Singapore models Jasmine S and Nametha 🙂
- Daryl Alexius Yeo
- Chia Wei Choong
- Jeremy Tan
Find out more about the Singapore Fashion Awards 2017 at www.singaporefashionawards.com and follow all the updates on @taff.sg and www.facebook.com/taffsg.
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