The very first Men’s Fashion Week in Singapore saw innovative fashion creations amid a hodgepodge gathering of talents.
Contributed By Theresa Tan
It was a little strange: homespun menswear on the catwalk mashed with live cooking demos (sponsored by De Dietrich, no less) from chef Andre Chiang of French restaurant Andre, with VJ Utt and Asian male supermodel Philip Huang tossed in the mix and an army of fashion installations by brands from Bally to Prada?
Still, the inaugural Men’s Fashion Week was a historic event. The very first of its kind, the five-day event was chaired by Frank Cintamani, and featured the talents of hair guru David Gan and fashion show producer Daniel Boey.
Sabrina Goh’s ELOHIM line already has its following among female fashion pundits. Goh grabbed this opportunity to push her limits also as a designer for the male form, having been asked by her customers to create things their boyfriends can wear. Her collection was inspired by the parachute and the concept of being grounded and airborne. Graphic colour blocks feature alongside to geometrical and assymetrical cuts.
On March 31, her army of vertiginous male models swept the catwalk in voluminous cape-style silhouettes and drop-crotch pants, embodying the “disciplined, athletic masculinity” that Goh sought to capture with this collection.