For this year’s Audi Fashion Festival, Japanese department store PARCO decided to do something a little different and bring young Japanese label Dresscamp to Singapore. They brought a fresh flavour to what has become a very regional fashion week.
The clothes were so empowering that they had models storming down the catwalk almost faster than we could catch them. But thanks to a last minute front row shift and a steely determination to bring you the decadent streetwear, we captured a few moments for those who didn’t make it.
Ironically, I never used the word ‘decadent’ until I picked it up from a Japanese TV show, but it’s perfect to describe the Japanese label’s latest. The collection is inspired by Italian baroque, but takes a very modern perspective: think big gold chains, animal prints, thin moustaches, faux fur highlights and an absolute bounty of flowers.
My favourite would have to be a tie between the gothic flowergirl (with flowers literally sewn in between the layers of tulle that make up the skirt) and a tartan marching band outfit (splattered with lovehearts all over the shirt) which came in girls and guys versions.