This May, ASEAN Fashion Designers Showcase brought their Wedding and Evening Couture show across boarder and oceans to the beautiful Yangon, Myanmar. Over the past 2 years, since I supported AFDS as their “die hard” fans and if you have been following my blogs, you would have read all their past events. It was really a great privileged to be invited overseas this year to witness another fabulous showcase of AFDS designers work.
Hayden Ng, Singapore renowned local fashion designer (who happens to be the Founder and Creator of AFDS) have never failed to surprise me with his creativity work and this year, he brought his creativity over to Myanmar, teaming up with Singaporean well known Carrie Models International – Myanmar, International Director Consultant, Brian Jeremiah.
Event was held over 2 days in Sule Shangri-La, Yangon and boy, was I impressed with how the event location was designed, from the entrance display to the ballroom runway, every touch was done with precision and elegance. A big thanks to Sule Shangri-La for being such a great host. Over these 2 days, I met some talented people and here are some worth my mentions, Tinoq & Dylan (MKUP Advisor of AFDS), Ida Ong (Owner and Founder at IMP International) and Clifford Yap (renowned Photographer) whom I all adore. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to grab a picture with Clifford.
This year’s collections were not only full of vision, simplicity but most importantly originality. Here’s the list of designers who showcase their designs:
Hayden Ng – Singapore
Natacha Van – Cambodia
Michael OOI – Malaysia
Pat Santos – Philippines
Pitnapat Votinratanachai – Thailand
Dibya Hody – Indonesia
Billy SI Amphan - Laos
Bandid Lasavong – Laos
Nguyen Minh Tuan – Vietnam
ZU ZU Collections – Myanmar
Charlotte Barjou – Myanmar
Mogok Pauk Pauk – Myanmar
A separate write up of this show will be published in US and yes I am so thrilled of course as now I am also officially the Asia Contributor of Who’s Next Magazine.
Before I leave you, here are some of the beautiful snapshots of what went on during the show. Stay tuned for more write ups on AFDS.