Calling All Aspiring Fashion Designers! | Clozette
A combination of flight and fashion heats up as AirAsia goes regional this year as they launch their Runway Ready Designer Search 2016. In collaboration with the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready To Wear team, aspiring designers from Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines are invited to showcase their talents in the hopes of catapulting success in the fashion industry. 

Aireen Omar, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Berhad, and Andrew Tan, Founder of Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready to Wear, will be part of the panel of judges for this year’s AARRDS 2016. Joining them in the panel of judges are Vivy Yusof, owner of renowned fashion e-commerce site FashionValet.com, Alia Bastamam, top fashion designer and Suzie Adnan, Editor-in-Chief of GLAM magazine.


This designer search is open to local or international students, 28 years of age or below, and currently studying or have graduated from fashion design schools in any of the five countries included in this search. Three (3) women’s ready-to-wear sketches inspired by Asean destinations are to be submitted with the completed registration forms.

Audition rounds will be held in Jakarta (16 April), Manila (23 April), Kuala Lumpur (30 April), Singapore (7 May) and Bangkok (14 May) to discover local talents from each regional city, and the Top 3 from the respective cities will represent their country during the Grand Finale in August on the prestigious KLFW RTW 2016 runway.

Prizes worth at least RM350,000 awaits the winner of this competition including a confirmed show segment to showcase his or her full collection at KLFW RTW 2017, mentorship from the KLFW RTW team; RM25,000 sponsored by FashionValet to produce a capsule collection and sold on fashionvalet.com, 150,000 AirAsia BIG Points, AirAsia or AirAsia X flights, as well as many other prizes which will be announced soon.

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For registration and detailed mechanics, visit klfashionweek.com.
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Ask any Singaporean about Suntec City and they’ll most likely be able to tell you where the mall is located in a heartbeat. Home to the iconic Fountain of Wealth and over 380 retail stores – from fashion and beauty, to F&B and lifestyle – Suntec City is one of the biggest shopping landmarks situated in the Marina Bay district, the very heart of the Lion City.

After embarking on a two-and-a-half year facelift, the first major revamp since its opening in 1995, Suntec City today is an oldie but a goodie – a classic yet stylish gem waiting to be uncovered. Call it job perks, but a shopping adventure by Team Clozette had to be in order. 

Read on as we suss out 10 of our favourite stores at Suntec City, to help you get your retail therapy on for your next shopping trip!

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Aesop



Where: West Wing, #01-335

Dedicated to using plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients that are high in quality and efficacy for skin, body and hair, Melbourne beauty brand Aesop is design-focused in both their products and boutiques. Their third Singapore outlet, designed by Melbourne’s Kerstin Thompson Architects, illustrates minimalistic, wintry charm made up of muted greys, felt and blackened steel materials. Enjoy the calming interior sight, and don’t leave before you nab the brand’s highly raved Aromatique Hand Balm!

W.E. + Révolte



Where: North Wing, #02-438

Founded by Singaporean fashion stylist Angela Lim, Révolte is a shopping haven for those who have a knack for clean cuts and monochromatic tones. If you like twinning up with your little sister or daughter, check out the Révolte kids collection at the local label’s flagship store.


W Optics



Where: West Wing, #01-400

Take note: W Optics is not like your typical optical store. Spanning over 10,000 square feet, this optical concept store offers an extensive eyewear range, and a unique “shop-in-shop” experience with VIP areas for selected luxury brands that carry collections exclusive to W Optics. Not just that – there is also a spacious sitting area for regular optical seminars, a dedicated children’s corner for specialised kids glasses, plus a specialised eye clinic!


The Bespoke Club



Where: North Wing, #01-484

Why settle for an ill-cut suit when you can get yours tailor-made at The Bespoke Club? The first flagship boutique in Singapore houses master tailors and style consultants equipped with over 5,000 fabrics from notable European mills to cater to your suiting needs. The prices are reasonable too, so you don’t have to break the bank to own a piece of bespoke tailoring.


LANEIGE



Where: West Wing, #01-312

Korea’s leading Young Premium Total Beauty Brand LANEIGE may be available almost anywhere in Singapore with their strong retail presence. But since you’re in the area… might as well stock up on your beauty essentials, right? Our absolute must-have: the LANEIGE BB Cushion.


W.E. + BSYM



Where: North Wing, #02-434/436

Singaporean label BSYM (previously known as MU) is known for their East-meets-West aesthetics helmed by veteran designer Alfie Leong. Steering away from the latest trends and conventions, each design strikes a balance between form and function – ideal for the modern everyday women seeking a piece of individuality.


Reebonz (Pop Up)



Where: North Wing, #01-496 to 499

We’re not sure how long digital luxury shopping boutique Reebonz’s pop-up store will keep their physical presence. We suggest that you head down to have a look and feel of their lavish array of luxury bags and leather goods before it’s gone.


MPORIUM



Where: North Wing, #01-477

We love that multi-label lifestyle and fashion concept store MPORIUM is devoted to showcasing Asian-only labels and designers over its 5,000 square feet space. Expect to see Asian womenswear and menswear fashion labels from Singapore (Aijek, Mae Pang, Coupe Cousu) to Thailand (Yod Yoko, ASAVA) and beyond.


Straits Establishment



Where: North Wing #01-467

Another multi-label concept store at Suntec City? We’re not complaining. This time for the boys only, Straits Establishment focuses “on sartorial and heritage inspired menswear and accessories”. We say, gather your other halves and hit the store now!


StarThreeSixty



Where: North Wing, #01-458/462

StarThreeSixty celebrates streetwear fashion from all around. From Japanese leather sneaker brand Springle Move to French sports brand Patrick, StarThreeSixty is where the people who are in-the-know at.

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Once you get a job, whether it’s your first or not, you should always look neat, well put-together, and professional – there is no room for sweatpants or pajamas. 

To build sophisticated office looks, you need to come up with a "foundation" for your work wardrobe first. And the things inside that wardrobe should be versatile and chic, so you that you can wear them whenever and wherever! 

But if you’re having trouble building your ‘professional’ wardrobe and don't know where to start, then here are 9 work wardrobe essentials that will keep you looking sleek and chic!

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Cigarette Pants


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It might not look like it, but this simple pair of trousers will take you to meetings, business lunches, cocktail events, you name it! Its versatility is what makes it a classic staple for all work wardrobes; but remember to purchase one in a neutral shade so that it can go with all of your tops, shoes, and accessories!

White Button Down


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Even if you’re not working yet, chances are you know how amazing white button downs can be. Pair it with shorts, jeans, skirts, or dresses, you will never run out of casual and office outfit ideas with this top!


Pumps (Black or Nude)


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Classic pumps, with a 2 or 3-inch heel, will add the right amount of ‘oomph’ to all of your work outfits. Make sure your pumps come in a matte finish for an elegant, timeless look!


Tailored Blazer


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A blazer will easily give all your outfits a more professional look, but make sure it perfectly fits you! An ill-fitting blazer, or jacket, can send the wrong message and impression. So if you’re having trouble finding one that fits you, just have it tailored!


Day-To-Night Shift Dress


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Whenever you have an important event or meeting to attend after work, a day-to-night dress, whether it’s an LBD or something with prints, will save the day. Just make sure it’s the right cut and length for your body and you’ll be good to go!


Versatile Handbag


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A chic tote or satchel, which can carry all of your things, is a must for every professional because who has the time to change bags nowadays!


Ballet Flats

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If you’re not in the mood to wear heels, ballet flats will be your new go-to! These dressy shoes can go with all outfits you wear and they’re super comfortable!


Delicate Accessories


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We’re not saying bold jewellery isn’t appropriate for the office. But when building a collection of accessories, you want to start out small first, right? And that’s where delicate pieces come in! Whether they’re gold, silver, or rose gold, these simple and intricate accessories will be timeless and complement all your outfits.


A Fab Sweater


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When dressing for Casual Fridays, combine sophistication and professionalism into one top with a fabulous sweater. A striped one like this will even add a nice contrast to your trousers, and will make your outfit stand out! 

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What are some of your work wardrobe essentials? Share it with us in the comment box below! 

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