Last night, crowds gathered at the scenic ION Sky to celebrate 17 years of Men’s Folio, Singapore’s premier men’s fashion and luxury lifestyle glossy. Decked according to the night’s theme of “Dandy Sartorial Chic”, guests were treated to an electric performance by world-class solo violinist Joshua Kua and the upbeat tunes of local music heroes Jack & Rai as they sipped on delicious bubbly from GH MUMM’s “No. 1” range.
Bell & Ross’ augmented reality booth
GH MUMM’s “No. 1” Champagne
World-class solo violinist Joshua Kua
Local musicians Jack & Rai
A culmination of Men’s Folio’s inaugural Designer of The Year event held at National Design Centre earlier this month, the highlight of the exclusive party was the crowning of the 26-year-old Thang Weilun as “Designer of the Year” by Heart Media’s CEO and publisher, Mr. Olivier Burlot. Thang, who beat a talented crop of over 70 other hopefuls, walked away with the grand prize $10,000 in cash and prizes, which included a luxurious timepiece from Bell & Ross. Finalists Muhammad Anzahari, who was presented with a special “Most Promising Designer” fashion scholarship award by TaF.tc at the earlier event, and Adeline Lim finished second and third respectively. Both finalists were presented with prizes courtesy of Lenovo and Valentino Parfumes.
Men’s Folio Designer of the Year trophy
Adeline Lim, Thang Weilun and Muhammad Anzahari
“We are indeed thrilled to be able to present these amazing, talented young Asian designers with the opporunity to share their fashion creations with the rest of Asia. The strong submission response to participate in these awards, and the support shown by our event partners, such as ION Orchard, FJ Benjamin (Bell & Ross), TaF.tc and Lenovo, is highly encouraging of our common goal to nurture and promote such gifted individuals from around the region,” says Mr. Burlot. “We are no doubt highly-motivated to make this awards competition a yearly highlight in the local fashion scene.”
Lance Lim, Editor of Men’s Folio (centre) and Olivier Burlot, CEO and Publisher of Heart Media (second from right)
Caroline Tran, Senior Brand Manager of G.H. MUMM Group (far left)
Happy birthday, Men’s Folio! Here’s to many more wonderful years ahead!