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International spotlight: Audi Star Creation 


 a model poses during the Vincent Wong presentation/Image: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Asia

Wong, Kaewkamon, and Youngji may not be the names most North American fashion fans think of when they hear the words "Superstar designer".  But, the work presented by these young up and comers at the Asia Fashion Exchange in Singapore last month proves it won't be long  before these names are on the tip of tongues everywhere. 

 Mens wear from Soravit Kaewkamon/Image: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Asia

An off-season stomping ground for many Western designers, it's no secret that Asia has served as muse for everyone from Marc Jacobs to John Galliano, but it has been a very infrequent occasion that an Asia-based designer has broken through to become a major star in the Western markets. 

Ko Youngji Collection/Image: Chris McGrath Getty Asia 

Enter the Audi Star Creation competition at the Asia Fashion Exchange.  A competition organized by Singapore's Textile  & Fashion Federation, the Audi Star Creation "aims to uncover Asian talents, present them with the opportunity to launch their fashion careers and groom them into tomorrow’s top fashion designers."  Now in its third year, the competition has  really found its feet and begun to deliver with the most diverse, and most talented group of designers participating to date. 

1st place winner Rodric Wong wowed judges with Tissue of Being/Image: Chris McGrath/Getty Asia

Leading the charge at Audi Star, were the event's top three winners: China's Rodric Wong, whose  design hommage to hand craftsmanship "Tissue of Being" was the unanimous winner, Thailand's Soravit Kaewkamon and Korea's Ko Youngji.  In addition to the winners many of the finalists also showed stand out collections that incorporated innovative silhouettes, surprising use of pattern, and layers of unusual texture such as Vincent Wong  and Lin Siu Gin.

Ling Siu Gin/Image: Chris McGrath / Getty Asia




For more information on the Asia Fashion Exchange, and Audi Star Creation visit the event's official webhome


Reader Comments (1)

This is so exciting...Asian fashion design scene is so invigorating and bold nowadays, I LOVE it!
June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMira

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