An eventful start in Singapore: Italian film culture & Singapore fashion

What we have been up to since arriving in Singapore? HEAPS we couldn’t catch our breath! We’ve been invited to countless of events. We attended the opening of the Italian Film Festival, presented by the Italian Cultural Institute Singapore on 24 October 2012 for a special screening of the documentary Italy: Love it, or Leave it.

The documentary told the tale of 2 Italians disillusioned by the state of their country in its economy, politics, culture and especially the state of corruption and unemployment and have decided to give themselves 6 months to travel around the country (in many funky vintage Fiat 500s) to catch the last glimpse of whatever beauty is left of their country before they came to a decision about moving to Berlin for good.

The directors were even present at the premiere for a Q&A session where many Italians now living in Singapore posed many thought-provoking questions to the directors about the ending of their documentary. Whether they stayed or left, you’ll have to catch the film to find out.

We even met up with the 2 filmmakers Luca Ragazzi and Gustav Hofer who also starred in their documentary.

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Then we were treated to a culture of another kind: fashion at the STYLE: WEEK Multi-brand fashion show at ION Orchard 28 October 2012, the finale event of STYLE: magazine‘s annual fashion bonanza. We even managed to creep backstage and see all the stylists and models in action. The show was colourful to say the least but so were some of the guests.

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We were also invited to the Grey Goose Guild Party at Alkaff Mansion on 15 November 2012. GREY GOOSE®, the World’s Best Tasting Vodka hosted a night of luxury, glamour and fashion as guests enjoyed the designs of award-winning silversmith Carolyn Kan of Carrie K., designer Priscilla Shunmugam of Ong Shunmugam and Zin Catell of Menswear Menswear. More fashions on the catwalk ensued.

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We still got more fashion at the launch party of new fashion portal www.styleXstyle.com at Dominic Khoo’s 28th Fevrier where Singapore’s fashionistas turned out in full force. There was also a fashion show with some local labels presenting their collections – SATURDAY, Elohim, Mae Pang and Ong Shunmugam. Check out the video of the launch party as captured by the FREE newspaper Today.

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In 2013, we hope to bring you more coverage of our adventures in Singapore. In the meantime, you can follow our Creative Director, Alvin Chia on Twitter @alvincheer to keep up to date about our movements in Singapore.

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