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Hustle up everybody, it’s fashion season again. It’s no secret that BLUEPRINT is the trade and fashion soiree that the fashion insiders circle around to scope out the hottest under-the-radar fashion labels. Naturally, we at Travelshopa cannot contain our excitement over the BLUEPRINT trade show and emporium happening 15-18 May 2014 at the Suntec City Convention Centre. Into its 5th year, BLUEPRINT 2014 is brimming with exciting cutting edge labels that we can’t wait to lay our hands on.

Dubbed the fashion trade gateway for East West Exchange in Asia, BLUEPRINT is a platform for emerging and established designers with an eye on the Asian market to debut their pre-spring collections into our gleeful waiting arms.

The fashion showing this year is diverse – with a mix of hip celebrity-favorites (see which ones here), up-and-coming labels and undiscovered indie gems, the trade show is a one-stop shop for consumers and a gathering ground for designers, stylists and fashion buyers  to rub shoulders.

This year, BLUEPRINT attracted over 200 local and international womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and accessory labels from all corners of the globe, although the spotlight is still shining on Asia.

So what can we look forward to this year? We are seeing a stronger Taiwanese presence, with designers such as Fabitoria, abcense, Chun Ting Liu and WXY amongst others.  10 UK designers will show at BLUEPRINT, backed by UK Trade & Investment and popular Irish designers, Nataliebcoleman and Emma Manley will make a first time appearance.

The greatest cause for commotion for us as always is the bounty of local labels that will be making their presence felt at BLUEPRINT.  There are far too many to mention, but here’s a good indicator of the calibre of designers we’re looking at –Singaporean labels Ong Shunmugam, Dzojchen, DEPRESSION, PAULINE.NING, Revasseur, Carrie K., Marilyn Tan Jewellery, Choo Yilin Artisan Jewellery, Yuki Mitsuyasu and Setu will be making their presence felt at the BLUEPRINT Emporium held on 17-18 May.

Before they set up shop on our shores (we can only hope), catch your chance to own a piece of international cult brands such as Kandee from the UK, whose quirky and tongue-in-cheek aesthetic have led to a fashionable following in the likes of Rihanna, Rita Ora and Victoria Beckham and Fabitoria (Taiwan) whose surrealist arty digital prints break the mould of convention; resulting in eye-catching and fabulous works of wearable art.

Excited yet?  We bet you are! Head down for a better look and perhaps get to know the designers behind the collections you love!

BLUEPRINT Tradeshow and Emporium is held from 15 – 18 May 2014 at the Suntec City Convention Centre.

BLUEPRINT Tradeshow: 15 to 16 May 2014 (Open to Trade and Media)

BLUEPRINT Emporium: 17 – 18 May 2014 (Open to Public)

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