Alas, the 5 day long festivities of Audi Fashion Festival 2013 is coming to a close today with Hussein Chalayan ending it off with a bang.

The past 4 days have seen fashion greats such as Ashley Isham x Kwanpen, Carolina Herrera, Collette Dinnigan, Tsumori Chisato, Gisellablu, Jun Okamoto taking the runway by storm. Homegrown talents like Ong Shumugam, Raoul, Zardoze, 20:TwoThree, Coupé-cousu, EvenOdd, KaeHana, Lion Earl, Mash-Up, RÊVASSEUR and WSDM  impressed the crowd with their collections.

It was unfortunate that the much anticipated appearance of Erin Heatherton (of Victoria Secrets’ fame) who was slated to walk the Raoul show had to be cancelled due to her sickness.

What we loved

Models in flats oozed unconventional sexiness as they strutted down confidently in Peter Pilotto’s eclectic prints. ‘Man Repellerwould have fallen head over heels with his collection which was tastefully executed.

Peter Pilotto

Pilotto’s collection placed an emphasis of the structural qualities; as seen from the strong shoulders and tapered pants.

Peter Pilotto

Bursts of colour in Tsumori Chisato’s collection were a sight to behold. Her use of bold colour-blocking well-complemented her use of quirky silhouettes and contours. Unwearable in sunny Singapore on a normal basis, but oh-so-chic.

Tsumori Chisato

Tsumori Chisato

The use of a turban was another feature of Tsumori’s look which lent an effortlessly elegant look to her models. Why should anyone have to fuss over hairstyling when a model’s luscious locks can be neatly wrapped up?

Tsumori Chisato

Simplicity is the way to go as seen from Desigual’s black and white number with a pink belt cinching the waist.

Desigual

What we disliked

Marketing gimmicks such as models making out on the runway. It is trite knowledge that sex sells but shouldn’t the focus be on the clothes instead? Sad to say, the lime green and gaudy red on the model failed to connect with us on any level.

Desigual’s show ended off with the models giving the guests a flower each. Which brings us to the conclusion that if a designer’s clothes can’t speak for themselves, they would have to elicit a response from the crowd by resorting to such gimmicks.