In a mere five days from 18 – 22 April 2012, the arena of Marina Bay Sands has been turned into a cosmopolintan city of fashion, the ‘Metropolis of Fashion‘ for the prestigious Men’s Fashion Week 2012. 

With an enchanting array of magnifique cherry blossoms, within an endless garden of grass and beautiful lightings as you stepped into the venue, this year’s Men’s Fashion Week 2012, which is the first in Asia since it’s inaugural outing last year, just got bigger and better.

The beautiful arena for VIPs and invited guest at the Fide Fashion Week! Almost a garden to behold!


Frank Cintamani, Chairman of Men’s Fashion Week, who has coined the fashion event as an ode to  ‘Asian Fashion’, conjured up a spectacular, high-adrenaline showcase of sheer fashion mastery from a predominant lineup of Asian designers as well as International designers who make their runway debut; showcasing urban, contemporary to edgy styles to a myriad of bespoke tailoring, as well as avant-garde and futuristic looks to a bigger-than-expected crowd of audience of fashion individuals, high-profile celebrities, international supermodels, and music lovers.

Along with famed Fashion Producer Daniel Boey who has helmed the event as it’s Creative Director, the Men’s Fashion Week is built on a revolutionary idea by fusing the worlds of both fashion and music together. It was a totally different and unique experience for all who have attended the five-day-strong fashion event.

Truly spectacular!


Here are some of the best moments of the Men’s Fashion Week 2012:

Opening speech to kick-start the event
Chairman of Men’s Fashion Week 2012, Frank Cintamani with an opening speech on the Opening Gala
A showcase of refined menswear!
Day 1: Savile Row brand, Spencer Hart – renowned for bespoke tailoring showed a collection of 27 iconic red-carpet-worthy looks 
Elegant, structured silhouettes from Songzio, in tones of black, grey and aubergine colours,and in felt wool and leather fabrication 

Strange injection of famous mimic Charlie Chaplin in D.GNAK’s show lightens the mood in a fun, comical way.
D.Gnak amuses and entertains with a troupe of Charlie Chaplin mimics
An energetic, skiwear winter journey at General Idea!

The ‘After Games’ is the only game you need in the fashion of General idea by Bumsuk
Inspired by 1968 Winter Olympics, padded jackets, blue and orange shades were all the rage!
Black, sweeping leather coats and hard-edged gloves were all the rage at Resurrection’s show

Gender-bending at it’s best by only Singaporean label, Reckless Ericka
Reckless Ericka , the only Singapore label to show at Fide Fashion Week this year, does sexless, gender-bending androgynous looks on a bed of grass-patched runway!
Matching gingham, checks and houndstooth prints for the boys and girls rule the runway in Reckless Ericka’s A|W 2012 collection: “Portraits from the Belly of the Whale”
More sexless stuff- especially that flowing, white sweeping look for MEN at Reckless Ericka
Couples in matching outfits close the shows at Reckless Ericka at Fide Fashion Week!
And might we also add, wigs were so not spared!
Designers Louis & Afton from Reckless Ericka take a bow to an astounding applause from the audience!!!
Simply devine – Bodybound by Kim Choong-Wilkins opens with all-over transparent PVC looks!

White-out eye-brows. Sleeked-back hair-do.
Locked-in harness.

More metallic spikes and studs for the men!

A bevy of models decked in PVCs, metallic coats and jackets, and hardcore metal harnesses at Bodybound by Kim Choong-Wilkins

A chat session with the designer himself!

All designer should be like Matthew Miller – down-to-earth and humble! 

The designer was in the house to share on his collection, experiences as a designer and how he feels about the influx of Asian fashion!

And of course, sensational & tantalizing musical performances!
Korean pop band, 8eight brought the house down with their strong vocal talents and R&B/soul music style.
Audiences were captivated by musical pieces from guitarist Sungha Jung through tunes like ‘Phantom of the Opera’ 
Young Korean singer Megan Lee joins Sungha Jung, belting out amazing & soulful covers of Adele’s ‘Someone like you’, Christina Aguilera’s ‘Beautiful’, as well as, Pixie Lott’s ‘Mama Do’
The crowd went crazy the minute K-Pop star SE7EN turned the fashion runway into a concert stage with his massive tunes and energetic dance moves.
The whole audience literally stood up and danced to SE7EN’s encore song, which ended the 2nd night of Men’s Fashion Week on a spectacular note!

Certainly looking forward to the inaugural Women’s Fashion Week as well as the second installment of Haute Couture Week 2012!

Till then!

Posted by:Jessica Ye

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Couture Troopers, former editor of Designaré Magazine, and a first class honours graduate of Goldsmiths University of London's BA(Hons) Fashion Media & Industries Degree. She is a true-blooded leo who thinks that over-commercialism kills art.

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