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Winning fashion designer receives scholarship at Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Fashion Award Runway Show 2016

Singapore, 28 October 2016 – Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore hosted the final runway showdown of the Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Fashion Award 2016 last evening. Eight designers from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand battled it out for the top spot at the runway show, which took place at the National Gallery, Supreme Court Terrace, as part of Singapore Fashion Week. 

After the eight finalists showcased their collections to about 500 guests, William Utama from Indonesia was crowned the regional winner of the Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Fashion Award 2016. 

William Utama walked away with a scholarship for a master’s degree in Fashion and Luxury Brand Management at the prestigious Istituto Marangoni, and a $20,000 cash sponsorship from Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore in collaboration with Swarovski.

As the regional sponsor for the award, Swarovski will also be offering $20,000 worth of products to the regional winner of Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Fashion Award 2016. The winning collection, as well as those of all seven finalists, will be showcased in the four Asian editions of Harper’s BAZAAR.

In attendance at the Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Fashion Award Runway Show 2016 were celebrities and influencers, Amy Cheng-Bradshaw, Sukki Singapora, Mae Tan, Chalita “Namtan” Suansane, Miss Thailand Universe 2016, Actress and model, Ms Praya Lundberg and Liv Lo as Master of Ceremony.

The one-of-a-kind creations showcased at the Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Fashion Award Runway Show 2016 last night will be made available for purchase from 7 November 2016 at 

Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Fashion Award will also be heading towards its fourth edition next year. Applications for the 2016/2017 competition are now open at:

Download photos of the Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Runway Show 2016 at:

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