It was a grand night of glamour and glitz, themed “The Voodoo Ball” – the awards night, billed as the high spot of the 7 day fashion festival. Gracing the event was Formula One safety driver, Bernd Maylander. The Mercedes – Benz STYLO Fashion Awards celebrates the best in the local fashion scene through awards in various categories. The awards were presented in honour of distinctive individuals who stand out in their respective fields of expertise in the fashion arena. The night also witnessed the crowning of the much-awaited Emerging Designer of the Year 2013 winner. This year the winner wins the coveted title to showcase at the Mercedes – Benz Fashion Week in Prague in September and to travel with STYLO to showcase at various cities around the world. The night’s fashion showcase included designs by celebrated Czech designer, La Formela, all the way from Mercedes – Benz Fashion Week Prague and opening the show was top Czech supermodel, Vanda Knapkova. The list of award winners is as follows:


Designer of the Year 2013: Jovian Mandagie;


Emerging Designer of the Year 2013: Phuna Boon Yi;


Best Designer Showcase 2013: Tangoo;


Best Male Model of the Year 2013: Ahya Ulumuddin Rosli;


Best Female Model of the Year 2013: Rennee Chong Chia Wearn:


Make-up Artist of the Year 2013: Lisa Yap;


Hair Designer of the Year 2013: Faevien Yee;


Industry Award: Albert Chiang;


Most Promising Designer: Fairuz Ramdan


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