FASHION EVENTS - MAY 2012
Fashion Studio Magazine selected the most interesting fashion and art events taking place in London and Singapore in May 2012.
Meet Dita Von Teese
1 May 2012
London, UK - International style icon Dita Von Teese will launch her eponymous fragrance exclusively at Liberty on 1st May. A name synonymous with seduction, style and burlesque, Dita wanted her first perfume to evoke glamour, elegance, and self-confident sensuality.
Dita will be in Liberty store (Regent Street, London W1B 5AH) to celebrate the launch on Tuesday 1st May 10am-midday. Customers will have the chance to have their perfume bottles signed! Find Dita in Liberty's fragrance hall on the ground floor.
Date: 1 May 2012
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: Liberty, London
1 May - 8 July 2012
London, UK - The Design Museum presents the first UK retrospective of iconic French shoe designer Christian Louboutin, celebrating a career which has pushed the boundaries of high fashion shoe design.
Louboutin’s exquisite shoes, with their instantly recognisable glossy red soles, are a unique fusion of fashion, craftsmanship, engineering and sculpture. This exhibition celebrates Louboutin’s career to date and showcases twenty years of designs and inspiration, revealing the artistry and theatricality of his shoe design from stilettos to lace-up boots, studded sneakers and bejewelled pumps. Louboutin’s shoes are the epitome of style, glamour, power, femininity and elegance.
Drawing from Christian Louboutin’s personal archive, the exhibition presents his celebrated shoe designs, referencing the origins of the iconic red sole, through to the latest Louboutin collections including a range for men and desirable handbags.
Date: 1 May - 8 July 2012
Time: 10.00 - 17.45 daily. Last admission: 17.15
Location: Design Museum, London
Graduate Preview Day
4 May 2012
London, UK - The BFC Colleges Council Graduate Preview Day gives industry professionals an opportunity to assess the talent due to emerge from the UK’s top fashion colleges as well as to foster relationships between graduates and the industry.
Since its inception in 1993, the Graduate Preview day has proved very popular with designers, manufacturers, retailers and members of the press. Last year, the event attracted a range of industry professionals including representatives from international and UK press and buyers including Vogue Italia, Elle Magazine, Marie Claire, Evening Standard, Max Mara, Matches, Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Browns, Topshop and Warehouse.
Date: 4 May 2012
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: The May Fair Hotel, London
11 May 2012
Singapore - Corrie Nielsen has been selected to represent the United Kingdom in Singapore for 2012’s Passion Ball. Supported by Audemars Piguet and Coutts Bank, the Passion Ball attracts Asia’s highest net worth individuals and proceeds from the event go to aid Food from the Heart.
Date: 11 May 2012
Time: 7.30pm - 11.30pm
Location: St Regis, Singapore
Asia Fashion Summit
15 - 17 May 2012
Singapore - The Asia Fashion Summit, organized by Textile & Fashion Federation (Singapore), is a premier business conference that creates knowledge, provides insights and shares expert views on fashion topics that are important to fashion industry professionals in Asia. Themed Engaging the Asian Fashion Consumer, the 2012 summit will feature more than 30 speakers and panellists. The summit will be held at Singapore’s Raffles City Convention Centre from 15th to 17th May.
Returning for its third year, Asia Fashion Summit (AFS) will focus on how winning brands can leverage lifestyle retailing as well as use technology and digital media to engage consumers for the long term. Last year, AFS documented the Rise of Asian Consumerism and examined ways to gain the attention of the increasingly important market. This year’s summit extends on the theme and spotlights what businesses need to do to continually attract, keep and grow consumer wallet share. With presentations, interactive panel discussions and small group workshops, the three‐day event will help retailers, fashion buyers, fashion entrepreneurs and designers attract and engage the increasingly important Asian fashion consumer.
Date: 15 - 17 May 2012
Location: Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore
Audi Fashion Festival
16 - 20 May 2012
Francis Cheong couture 2011
Singapore - From the world’s most revered designers and international top models to red carpet fashion galas and glamorous after-parties, the Audi Fashion Festival is gearing up for its high-octane return to Singapore.
Audi Fashion Festival will be highlighted as the biggest fashion event of the year, with the support of the Singapore Tourism Board. From media to fashion industry heavyweights and the crème de la crème of society, the Tent@Orchard will be the place to be seen!
Date: 16 - 20 May 2012
Location: Tent@Orchard, Ngee Ann City, Singapore
Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950
19 May 2012 - 6 January 2013
London, UK - From spring 2012 the Victoria and Albert Museum celebrates the opening of the newly renovated Fashion Galleries with an exhibition of beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and catwalk showstoppers. Displayed over two floors, Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 will feature more than sixty designs for social events such as private parties, royal balls, state occasions and opening nights.
The exhibition will cover over sixty years of a strong British design tradition that continues to flourish. Eveningwear from the V&A’s vast collection, by designers including Victor Stiebel, Zandra Rhodes, Jonathan Saunders and Hussein Chalayan, will be on show alongside dresses fresh from the catwalk shows of Alexander McQueen, Giles Deacon, Erdem and Jenny Packham.
Date: 19 May 2012 - 6 January 2013
Time: 10.00 - 17.45 daily
10.00 - 22.00 Fridays
10.00 - 22.00 Fridays
Location: V&A, London
LAST CHANCE TO SEE
9 March - 24 May 2012
London, UK - The Getty Images Gallery is excited to announce its latest exhibition, Marilyn, a collection of imagery and memorabilia to commemorate 50 years since the untimely death of Marilyn Monroe. Showcased in London for the first time, the exhibition will feature a number of original dresses and costumes worn by the Hollywood icon, alongside unique and iconic photographs.
Marilyn will include imagery from Monroe's early years as an aspiring actress through to her rise to international stardom. Accompanying the photographs will be original film costumes and dresses from the legendary collection of David Gainsborough Roberts, owner of one of the largest collections of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia in the world. Original video will also be shown ensuring Marilyn offers an unrivalled glimpse into the life of one of the world's most famous stars.
Date: 9 March - 24 May 2012
Time: Mon to Fri 10am - 5.30pm
Saturday 12pm - 5.30pm.
Location: Getty Images Gallery, London
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