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Feature: Nylon Magazine launches their Singapore edition



NYLON Singapore Launch Party at Zouk's

NYLON SINGAPORE Launch Party at Zouk's


NYLON heads East with their latest global issue.


By: Audrey Kang and Kang Hwee Young


Nylon — a tough and durable synthetic material.


Well, tough and durable certainly fits NYLON SINGAPORE’s description to a T! As Adele Chan — the reigning Editor-in-Chief  for NYLON SINGAPORE  — said about their latest global edition, “is going to be…wait for it… legendary.”


The famed NYLON magazine has skyrocketed in popularity since its humble beginnings with their American inaugural issue in April 1999. Now, the magazine has taken the world by storm, spreading its reach from New York to Mexico and finally, here in the sunny island of Singapore.




In Each Hand A Cutlass on stage



NYLON SINGAPORE is releasing its very first issue this April, and the good people at this mag, threw a bash to celebrate their launch in this metropolitan island state. Held at Zouk’s, the oldest and most popular nightclub in Singapore, the party sure boded well for the magazine.



Hosts of the evening, VJ Rich of MTV & Adele Chan, Editor-In-Chief, NYLON Singapore

Hosts of the evening, VJ Rich of MTV & Adele Chan, Editor-In-Chief, NYLON SINGAPORE


With a packed house of 300 VIPs in attendance, and 800 lucky guests from the public, the NYLON SINGAPORE Launch Party kicked off with MTV VJ Rich (Richard Herrera) who joined Chan in unveiling the cover girl of their premiere issue — home grown international mandarin-pop sensation, Stefanie Sun!




The premiere issue of NYLON SINGAPORE

The premiere issue of NYLON SINGAPORE


People always say “a good start is half the battle”, and the party definitely started off great, with an amazing rock instrumental performance by local band, In Each Hand A Cutlass. The band certainly didn’t fail to impress, their skill and enthusiasm was apparent as they played throughout the entire fashion show, courtesy of Topshop and Topman. Gorgeous ladies and hot hunks strutted down the runway, showcasing both Topshop and Topman’s Spring/Summer 2012 collections with layers and prints rocking the show.



IEHAC onstage with the models, during the Topshop fashion show

In Each Hand A Cutlass onstage with Topshop models during the fashion show


Topshop's Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show

Topshop's Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show




Topshop's Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show

Topman's Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show



Everyone was a winner for sure at this bash and the biggest ones were the two lucky Best Dressed Male and Female (and best catwalk!) guests who walked away with an LG Prada phone worth S$1,000 each, courtesy of SingTel. The first and second runner-ups for each category won a $300 Shiseido hamper and S$200 Topshop voucher respectively.


And that’s not all. Every guest then waited with bated breath for Chan to announce the winner of the lucky draw that will take home an Epiphone guitar! The night ended with a bang as local rock band, Caracal, put up a heart-stopping, ear-throbbing performance.




Caracal electrifies the stage

Caracal electrifies the stage



NYLON SINGAPORE prides itself on being a magazine that celebrates fashion, music, beauty and street style, and that was in full effect that night. With express makeovers courtesy of Shiseido, live acts by up-and-coming local talents, street style photography throughout the night, it was evidently clear that they weren’t just walking the walk.


Shiseido Booth

Shiseido Booth


One thing is for sure — NYLON SINGAPORE will indeed be as tough and long-lasting as their name suggests.


Oh, and one more tidbit: Did you guys know NYLON was actually a play on two of the most fashion forward cities in the world, New York and London? Exactly!


 Photography courtesy of NYLON SINGAPORE



*Singapore born and bred Audrey is a full time Media student and unabashed bookworm. Also has an unhealthy love for shoes (unhealthy for her wallet, anyway!) and an inclination to wandering around observing people, besides her love for New York City and wishing to make it her home someday. http://coloredglasses.blogspot.com


*Kang is a true blue Singaporean, down to his love for good food and bigger than life aspirations. Still undecided on the future, he decided to just dabble in a little of everything hoping to hit the jackpot somewhere along the way.

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