CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENTS Date published: 21st June 2016

Mf Doty16 Online Submission 1

21 June 2016, Singapore - The submission for MEN’S FOLIO DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2016 is open.

The annual search for Men’s Folio’s Designer of the Year is back. As the authority in men’s fashion and luxury, we aim to discover Asia’s aspiring and most promising young menswear designers, by providing a platform to showcase their works at the event’s Award Night. Held in Singapore in November 2016, the event will see the winner walk away with $10,000 worth of cash and prizes.

Submissions are officially open, and here is how you can compete to become the next Designer of the Year. We encourage all contestants to read the guidelines carefully.

Entrants must be between 18 to 35 years old. Contestants will be required to submit 3 sketches of original menswear looks, never before showcased to the public, complete with footwear and accessories, along with a mood board of the inspiration behind each look via email tomfdoty2016@heart-media.com.

Design Brief:

The sketches are to be inspired by the British style of the mods within the Swinging London Era in the mid 60’s and early 70’s.

MFDOTY brief inspiration

– Mods congregated in Carnaby Street for a regular fashion parade. Pop music poured from the boutiques and men’s shops along the small, narrow street. Males were seen with the ‘Teddy boy’ look. Button down collar shirts, wool or cashmere jumpers, slim ties and winklepicker shoes (sharp shoes with a pointed toe) were worn. The modernist movement was heavily influenced by Italian fashion as the tapered trousers and thin lapels of the Italian style, became a new youth cult. Mods wore tight fitting suits, grew their hair out like the Beatles and zipped around town on motor scooters a Lambretta if possible.

Each submission must include the following:

  • Your full name (and alias if any),

  • Age and contact details

  • Your CV/resume and a profile picture

Submissions will close on September 9 2016, 6 p.m. Shortlisted contestants will have to physically create 2 out of 3 of their submitted looks for the runway showcase.

From the entries, 10 shortlisted finalists will be selected to showcase 2 out of their 3 submissions at the Awards Night, after which the winner will be selected by the judging panel.

The confirmed shortlist will be announced online on the 16 September 2016, and the finalists will have their sketches featured on our respective digital platforms (Men’s Folio Singapore, Men’s Folio Malaysia and Men’s Folio Indonesia). The winner will be featured in our December/Jan issue.

Contestants who are in the shortlist will have to comply with the following conditions:

Entrants(between 18 to 35 years old) must be able to attend the Awards Night event, and be responsible for their own transport and accommodation in Singapore, unless otherwise advised. Entrants must be able to arrange for their 2 complete outfits to be delivered to the Heart Media office at Haw Par Glass Tower, 178 Clemenceau Avenue, #03-00, Singapore 239926 by no later than 5 p.m. on the 15th of October 2016.

Decisions made by the selection panel are final. No objections will be entertained. Submissions must be original, and never before shown in public (i.e. at any event, exhibition, retail outlet and public places). Entrants must not be a member of the teaching staff of any school or organisation that teaches any subject relating to Fashion. Entrants must not have full nor partial ownership of any previously established, nor existing fashion brand or label

More details about the Awards Night venue, date and timing will be released soon. Any queries on the event may be directed to mfdoty2016@heart-media.com.



Men’s Folio was launched in 1997, and is Singapore’s first men’s fashion and lifestyle magazine. Available at all major bookstores across the island, it is also delivered to over 1,200 specifically selected high-end hair salons, clinics, marinas, golf, country and other member-only clubs.

Men’s Folio is published in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Visit Men’s Folio’s digital page, www.mens-folio.com, for leading news in men’s fashion & lifestyle. The tablet edition of Men’s Folio is also available for subscription on all Google Play and Apple Newsstands via Magzter, which is supported on all Android and Apple smart devices.  


HEART MEDIA, is the publisher of MEN’S FOLIO, L’OFFICIEL Singapore, L’OFFICIEL Malaysia, PALACE, ART REPUBLIK, WOW, WOW Jewellery, L’OFFICIEL HOMMES Singapore, FORM, ROOM magazines, as well as the luxury digital online portal LUXUO.com, and is committed to publishing market leading magazines and digital media which connect with the region’s affluent and brand-conscious consumers through their chosen lifestyle activities. Heart Media’s titles have established solid reputations in their respective sectors with illustrious track records. Each one has built a strong market presence across Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

With a vision to strengthen its regional growth and offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Heart Media is regarded as one of Asia's fastest growing media and publishing houses.

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