Highlights from Audi Star Creation 2012

Audi Star Creation – one of the most exciting fashion design competition in the region – has just announced their winners for this year!

Liang Wang (Roderic) from China with “Tissue of Being”, Ko YoungJi from South Korea with “Li Jin” and Soravit Kaewkamon from Thailand with “Love and Friendship” – each won themselves SGD$10,000 in cash from Audi Singapore, an internship with leading fashion retailer F J Benjamin and the chance to launch a capsule collection at Star Creation 2013. Roderic Wong also won the Audi Young Fashion Designer Award, receiving an additional SGD$10,000 cash prize. Congratulations to all the winners!

Having watched the runway showdown on Monday 14th May at Tent@Orchard, I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been for the six judges to make a decision. I particularly like all the ‘lighter’ collections – meaning the softer, whiter, less harsh designs. Roderic Wong’s ‘Tissue of Being’ (first picture) has that organic feel about the clothes that you just can’t take your eyes away. The fabrics looked like they have a life on its own, so precious, delicate and fragile, you will be amazed if you’ve seen it in motion!

Here are the rest of the highlights from the runway showdown:

Shoes from Malaysian finalist Vincent Wong’s “Confession of Sin”

Singapore topmodel in Malaysian finalist Ling Siu Gin’s first look of her “Manimal” collection

Kim Yong Woo, South Korean finalist – “The Existence of Space” – the execution was not very good but it was a stand-out.

One of my top pick from the competition – South Korean finalist’s Kim Soo-Jeong “The Coexistence of Embossed Carving and Intaglio” creations. I had a major goose bump moment looking at the 3D layers/pleats – and got really upset when she didn’t win!