Last week in Singapore, eight fashion designers from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia came head to head at the BAZAAR New Gen finals. It was a close and tight competition, but it was William Utama from Indonesia who was crowned champion and awarded a scholarship to pursue a Masters degree at the Instituto Marangoni in London.
A man with a plan, he was the only finalist who had “a proper business plan that outlined the cost of his materials and the eventual price sheet for retail,” said Kenneth Goh, Editor-in-Chief of BAZAAR Singapore and Creative Director of BAZAAR Malaysia. Together with his bold use of materials and fresh street-luxe approach, William became the judges’ obvious choice for the competition.
Once again, BAZAAR would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to William Utama and wishes him all the best for his future undertakings.