Meet your top fashion bloggers for AFX 2011
Name: Hisyam Khalid
When did you first develop an interest in fashion blogging?
I have been interested in fashion since I was 11. I used to borrow my mom's fashion magazines and read them in school. Following which, I would dream about being in certain designer clothes, sitting in the front row next to Anna (both Wintour and Della Russo), Grace, Suzy Menkes, Hamish Bowles, Carine Roitfeld, Franca and etc.
I discovered the blog era when I was 13. After my trip to Sydney last year, I wanted to start blogging about something different and so, ended up buying domain names and etc. for my site hisyamkhalid.com.
What is the worst or some of the worst fashion disasters you have come across?
The worst fashion disaster occurred when John Galliano was fired from Dior due to his anti-Semitic remarks. It's sad. No one can replace his haute couture designs. You should see for yourself in the Spring Summer 2004/2005. It's mind blowing! Also, I personally think that Paris fashion is currently experiencing an era of change.
Who are your favourite designers?
I have so many favourites. My top five will be Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada, Marc Jacobs, Prabal Gurung, and Alber Elbaz.
Is this your first time in Singapore?
This is obviously not my first time in Singapore. I often commute here to buy designer goods (actually not that often). Haha. I love Orchard so much! Every retail store is available here from high end to fast fashion. I'm looking forward to be in Singapore again.
What are you most looking forward to in the Asia Fashion Exchange 2011?
I'm looking forward to Francis Cheong's Couture show as I've seen other shows like Ungaro, Missioni, Erdem, Antonio Berardi through live streaming. I can't wait to be there, watching the shows and feeling the art.