A Year Full of Stars!
We shot for the stars—especially when it came to our 2015 covers! From Tinseltown darlings and Pop Royalty like Camilla Belle and Katy Perry, to social media influences like Chiara Ferragni and top models such as Angela Lindvall and Soo Joo Park, it has been a whirlwind of excitement and beauty, direct from us to you.
Harpersbazaar.com.sg Went Live!
Delivering high fashion at high speed, harpersbazaar.com.sg keeps you up to date on the latest, hottest and most significant happenings in fashion—both globally and locally—with a good dose of beauty, lifestyle and art news in between; just so you can keep your finger on the pulse 24/7.
Bringing Upcoming Asian Designers Into the Spotlight
The Harper’s BAZAAR Asia New Generation Fashion Designer Award showcased works by 10 up-and-coming designers across the region—Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam—earlier this year and saw Singapore’s very own, Silvia Teh walk away with the grand prize: A scholarship for a Master’s programme at Milan’s prestigious Istituto Marangoni. The competition, which aims to throw the spotlight on Asia’s next big fashion talent, will return for its third installation next year with even more prizes for candidates to look forward to.
Bringing Asian Models to the Forefront
Harper’s BAZAAR Editor-in-Chief, Kenneth Goh took his seat once again as a judge on the panel of Asia’s Next Top Model Season 3, which launched winner Ayu Gani’s modelling career. For the competition’s fourth edition in 2016, he will be joined by the internationally renowned photographer, America’s Next Top Model photo shoot creative consultant, and longstanding BAZAAR Singapore collaborator, Yu Tsai. We can’t wait to catch it on TV!
The Art of Fashion
Seeking out and nurturing new talents has always been integral to BAZAAR Singapore’s DNA. And this year, we were proud announce the launch of another initiative that looks to the world of art this time: The inaugural BAZAAR Art Prize, a multi-disciplinary competition that brings the next generation of this country’s artists to the forefront of the industry. Over 100 submissions (to the theme of “Uniquely Asian” were received and we’re looking forward to revealing the winner in 2016 from a stellar collection of entries!
It’s not unusual for BAZAAR Singapore to go the distance for a story. For the September edition of its bi-annual BAZAAR Man, we put six dashing hunks on the cover to celebrate Singapore’s momentous win at the 2015 SEA Games. Our interview with Singapore’s golden boys showed that—despite their gold medals—sports is not the only thing that they are good at.
Shimmying With The Best
The year’s star-studded covers aside, 2015 saw BAZAAR Singapore delivering an exclusive line up of interviews from fashion’s biggest names and talents. Flying all across the world in pursuit of newsworthy stories, we’ve spoken to designers the lines of Diane von Furstenburg, Victoria Beckham, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Stuart Vevers, and even Valentino’s duo, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli (to name a few) for an in-depth look at the workings of the industry.
Going All Out For SG50
2015 was a big year for us, but it was even bigger for Singapore who turned 50 this year. What better way to celebrate this nation’s milestone birthday than with a fashion spread that pays homage to the unique spirit and beauty of this country? Featuring 30 iconic locations around the island in a 40-page shoot with over 60 outfits, our October fashion spread found a place for high fashion in the old and the new of our homeland. The spread took four months to organize and shoot but, looking at the results, every second of it was worth it.
Awards and Accolades
Striving tirelessly to deliver you the best of fashion is hard work but the efforts have paid off! Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore not only clinched top honours at the Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) Awards—where we walked away with Fashion Media of the Year, Feature Article of the Year and Front Cover of the Year, Consumer—we were also recognised on the international front: At Germany’s prestigious International Creative Media Awards 2015, we clinched three Awards of Excellence in the categories of Women & Fashion, Front Pages and Photography and Atmosphere; beating out 410 entries from 17 different countries.