Media Advisory: Emerging regional talents uncovered at Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Fashion Award 2017

October 19, 2017

Two home-grown fashion designers, Phua Chun Huen and Joanna Lim, will represent Singapore at the Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Fashion Award 2017 on 26 October. They will be showcasing their collections, alongside four other regional designers, to more than 400 guests.


Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore, in collaboration with Swarovski, will once again host the final runway show – with six designers from Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand battling it out for the top spot – at the National Gallery Singapore as part of Singapore Fashion Week.


The regional winner will be crowned after the finale, and he/she will walk away with a scholarship for a master’s degree in Fashion and Luxury Brand Management at the prestigious Istituto Marangoni, along with $10,000 cash and $15,000 worth of Swarovski crystals.


Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore, along with its counterparts from Indonesia and Thailand, initiated the Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Fashion Award in 2013 as a platform for up-and-coming fashion designers to showcase their talent. The regional competition scouts for new talent and creates the opportunity for continued learning by forging a partnership with the internationally renowned fashion design school, Istituto Marangoni.


Winner of the Singapore league, Phua Chun Huen, and runner-up, Joanna Lim, emerged triumphant after the four-month search came to a close in August 2017. Close to 200 people showed up to admire their work up close at an event to unveil of the winner at Adrift by David Myers, Marina Bay Sands.


The winner and all six finalists’ collections will be featured in all three Asian editions of Harper’s BAZAAR.


Media Invitation

You and your photographer/camera crew are invited to the Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Fashion Award 2017.


Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Fashion Award 2017

Date:            26 October 2017, Thursday
Time:            7.30pm (Registration at 6.30pm)
Venue:          National Gallery
                     1 St Andrews Road
                     Supreme Court Terrace (Level 4)
                     Singapore 178957 


Please confirm your attendance with Chua Pei Ling of Corporate Communications & CSR by 23 October.

Issued by SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 196900476M


For more information, please contact:
Lin Shaomei
Director of Marketing & Circulation
SPHM Pte Ltd
DID: 6671 8563


Chua Pei Ling
Senior Executive of Corporate Communications & CSR Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 1895


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The Singapore edition of Harper´s BAZAAR brings style and substance to all aspects of contemporary life through a sophisticated and diverse array of articles, blending intelligent comment and stimulating features with outstanding photography, glamour and informed round-ups of the best in fashion, accessories, health and beauty, restaurants, travel, the arts and interior design. BAZAAR´s consumer authority attracts prestigious brand marketers and passionate readers who are the current and future influences of modern style.


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Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. Having celebrated its 120th anniversary last year, and now run by the fifth generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach with approximately 2,680 stores in around 170 countries, more than 26,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.6 billion euros in 2015. Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2015, the Group generated revenue of about 3.37 billion euros and employed more than 30,000 people. A responsible relationship with people and the planet is an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage. The global Swarovski Waterschool education program has reached 257,000 children on the world’s greatest rivers, and the Swarovski Foundation, set up in 2013, works to support culture and creativity, promote wellbeing, and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact.


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