5 emerging designers we loved at Blueprint Singapore 2014

Updated on June 14 2014

One of the fringe events happening during the annual Audi Fashion Festival, Blueprint Singapore is a trade show event that showcases the work of outstanding emerging designers from all over Asia.

This year, Blueprint expanded to include designers from the UK, and even has a selection of apparels and accessories for babies and toddlers, known as Baby Blueprint, to satiate the thirst for breakthrough designs.

We combed through the booths of the Suntec City Convention Centre to bring you a selection of the best emerging designers that we spotted at the trade show.

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1/5

Twisted Sisters (TwS), Hong Kong

Using only sleek and sophisticated fabrics such as wool and silks, Hong Kong label, Twisted Sisters produces apparel that is refine and edgy in its principles but at the same time, fun and playful in its presentation.

Helmed by Toronto-based designer, Maria Mak, TwS has been worn by singers such as Neon Hitch and Angela Simmons in their music videos.

Apparels from the brand tend to be very wearable and you can easily piece them together with existing items from your wardrobe.

Twisted Sisters is available online at Inverted Edge.

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2/5

Natalie B Coleman, United Kingdom 

Growing up near an industrial area has greatly inspired English designer, Natalie B Coleman.

In fact, the designer was so intrigued by the reflective puddles of leaked diesel left behind by industrial trucks that she chose to work them into her designs.

Despite its loud prints, her clothes manage to retain a sort of womanly quality and flirtatiousness to it, especially with the usage of French lace and rounded collars at the neckline.

Natalie Coleman is available online at Big Cartel.

3/5

Chun Ting Liu, Taiwan

Taking advantage of his background in film, Chun Ting Liu loves making use of different materials and cuts to tell a story much like he would a short movie.

Fully embracing the less is more concept, the Taiwanese designer ensures that his apparels are no frills and emphasises more on structure and aesthetics.

What’s more, he loves experimenting with different types of environmentally-friendly fabrics and recyclable materials to create outfits with a conscience.

Chun Ting Liu is available at Orchard Gateway, 218 Orchard Road #02-18 Superspace

4/5

Organs Without Body, Taiwan

It’s hard to overlook Taiwanese label, Organs Without Body.

The brand’s signature bright and cheery colours coupled with its loud signature prints is completely eye-catching and interesting to look at.

Much like the organs in the body, the brand hopes that its clothes will be a vital part of any wearer’s life.

Organs Without Body will launch its online boutique soon. 

5/5

Svetlana Kushnerova, Kazakhstan 

Dreamy and almost fairytale-like, Svetlana Kushnerova produces haute-couture pieces that have an ethereal quality to them.

Working with precious stones and gems, the designer hand sews each article of clothing with incredible accuracy.

We simply love how her clothes flatter a woman’s figure really well. It’s this sort of understanding between designer and customer that creates effortlessly elegant pieces.

Svetlana Kushnerova’s line is available on her online boutique

Atika Lim is a coffee chugging, animal loving, 5'2 human with a penchant for music and travel. Talk to her about your favourite bands or send cat videos her way either on Instagram or Twitter at @tikalimm.