Psst… we’ve got the down low on a place where you ladies can grab some of the hottest bargains in Asia! Held on 16-17 May, BLUEPRINT Emporium (running for the sixth year in a row) is made up of two days of fashion fantasy that has our head reeling. With an aim to help emerging designers flourish, this year’s theme is ‘Electric Fantasies’ and they’re definitely igniting sparks on the sartorial front as the sister event to Singapore Fashion Week.
Coming hot off the heels of their global tradeshow, there’ll be over 200 brands from 20 countries ranging from Singers to Korea, all the way out to the United States. You’ll be able to indulge your inner shopaholic with a number of gorgeous fashion samples, off-season collections and limited edition items going on the racks at a fraction of the price. Stunning structures from Berlin-based On Trust are going to be on offer for the ladies in the house, alongside Sydney’s own Mocha Salt selling men’s urban swimwear perfect for a weekend beach getaway.
Most of these brands aren’t even available in the little red dot, meaning you don’t have to worry about coming into work and careening into a matchy-matchy fashion disaster with your arch nemesis. With womenswear, accessories and menswear on offer, you’ll be able to make a day out of it with your besties and partners, but do try and get there early girls – about 12, 000 people showed up last year! The previous editor of Harper’s Bazaar Russia Miroslava Duma will also be flitting around to support the designers, we’re definitely keeping an eye out for her!
If your love for all things fashion goes beyond simply wearing it, you might want to check out the BLUPERINT Designer Education Series held in collaboration with the Council of Fashion Designer America. Industry insiders will be covering everything from visual merchandising to how to become a buyer #girlboss.
So hold off on pouring your salary into those retail price designer bags ladies and haul some ass, as our Managing Editor Dervla told us once, “Never, ever pay retail!”
All the details
When: 16-17 May
Where: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 401 and 402, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City
More information: www.blueprint.sg