After much anticipation in the past month, the Men’s Fashion Week Singapore 2012 finally opens with shows from Spencer Hart and Song Zio on Wednesday 18th April 2012. I was unfortunately still away in Tokyo and miss the shows but I will definitely be attending the remaining shows for the next 3 days.
Well here’s what we(I) missed. The opening show was hosted by VJ Utt, and apparently saw a full house of 700 guests with the red carpet appearance by celebrities such as, South Korean pop singer, Se7en, Korean actor, Sung Hoon and singer-songwriter Yuna Ito. Also in attendance were the 2 designer, Nick Hart and Song Zio, social personalities, international media and prominent stylists, fashionistas and bloggers from around the region.
The opening night saw Savile Row brand, Spencer Hart – renowned for bespoke tailoring, make its first ever runway debut show (more of that in my next post) and followed by Songzio’s show featuring top Korean supermodels, Lee Soo Hyuk, Kim Han Soo, Lee Tae Hwan, Heo Min Ho as well as Japanese actor, Tanihara Shosuke.
The show also featured performance by Korean pop band, 8eight , and for reasons I don’t quite comprehend yet, performances by internet sensations Jung Sungha and Megan Lee. If you ask me, I understand the appeal and relevancy of 8eight in relation to the event, I however find it a disconnect with the latter 2 performers -I could not see how they relate to men’s fashion – other than they are ‘extremely’ popular on YouTube and could draw lots of viewers. Well, luckily enough, the event ended with an after-party where, Nick Hart, designer of Spencer Hart, rocked the Fashion Metropolis as a guest DJ, and 8eight took to the stage again to serenade the crowd.
Source: Men’s Fashion Week 2012.