Blueprint, the fashion trade show which occurs alongside Singapore Fashion Week, is back for its sixth edition in May.
Specialising in launching pre-spring or cruise collections, it features Asian brands, as well as international brands looking to enter Asian markets.
This year's Blueprint will group the ready-to-wear and accessory brands into seven trending categories - feminine chic, modern minimalist, classic, avant garde, bespoke tailored, sports and urban streetwear.
The trade show, which runs from May 14 to 15, will be followed by the consumer event Blueprint Emporium from May 16 to 17. It is free and open to the public.
Members of the public can shop for samples, limited-edition items and off-season collections from the exhibiting brands, some of which are not yet available here.
Russian style star Miroslava Duma, founder of fashion news site Buro24/7, will make an appearance at Blueprint Emporium on May 17. Both the trade show and Blueprint Emporium will be held at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre Halls 401 and 402.
OBJECT OF DESIRE
Cinderella is one of the most iconic princesses and the one with the most famous accessory to boot.
Swarovski, in addition to providing crystals for the recent live-action film, also created a romantic, feminine line of Cinderella-inspired necklaces, rings and earrings, which is now available at selected Swarovski stores, including B1-17 Ion Orchard and B2-18 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
The collection also includes decorative figurines, such as this 5cm x 7.5cm x 3cm glass slipper. It costs $170 and is available from the Swarovski stores mentioned above.
G2000 TURNS 25
Workwear brand G2000, introduced in Singapore in 1990, is kicking off its 25th anniversary celebrations here with a special promotion.
The brand is having a 25 per cent off storewide sale, and a new website will also be launched later this year.
Other anniversary events, such as complimentary monogramming services and pop-up events, will also be in the 2015 line-up.
Multi-label store Kapok is launching a range of lifestyle goods inspired by travel.
This collection is called Project Basalt Island - named after one of Hong Kong's hidden vistas - and takes inspiration from the sea and typhoons.
The capsule collection consists of a scented candle ($58), an Apple iPhone 6 case ($39), and a tote bag ($59) featuring minimalist, ocean-evoking imagery.
The items are available at Kapok at the National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road.
SMART & SPORTY
Photo: Z Zegna
Tailoring meets sportswear in the new Z Zegna, a secondary line of the Italian label Ermenegildo Zegna.
Silhouettes are soft and the pieces are fashioned out of lightweight fabrics, including the brand's Techmerino fabric - a breathable wool.
The Techmerino fabric can also be found in its Racer sneaker. Try pairing this pair of sneakers with your suit for a look that is incredibly 21st century (photo).
The spring/summer 2015 collection is now available at 01-34 Paragon. Prices range from $250 to $2,600.
Want a ticket to Seoul Girls Collection, a South Korean music and fashion extravaganza?
The event, which is happening on April 12 at the Jamsil Olympic Hall in Seoul, will see performances by popular music acts such as Jay Park, Hello Venus and Loco.
Purchase $398 worth of products from fashion label HLS (Headline Seoul) and you may be one of 20 people who will receive a free ticket worth $95. The promotion ends on April 1.
HLS is also giving away three pairs of tickets just for Urban readers. Tell the brand why you deserve to win and who you plan on taking.
E-mail your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject URBAN X HLS. Winners will be notified on March 27.
The brand will be staging a fashion show at the event to showcase its summer collection and a sneak preview of its fall/winter collection.
Do note that the prizes do not include travel costs to South Korea.
This article was first published on March 22, 2015.
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