it was a reunion of singapore fashion veterans at the surprise birthday party of industry old-timer lionnel lim. from legendary fashion designer thomas wee to supermodel-turned-agency owner serena adsit , early-day editor of female magazine james siow, stylist vik lim and makeup maestros celestine sng and yuen sng , everyone showed up in their fashion finery to celebrate lionnel’s special day …

ImageImageImageImageImage …. which seems an appropriate moment to take a nice little catwalk down memory lane to relive some of lionnel’s greatest fashion moments on this solid gold sunday … Image

lionnel’s long fashion trek began when he was still an ACS boy, designing and supplying to a wide range of stores – including ( the now-defunct emporium holdings, klasse, galeries lafayette and yaohan), john littles, robinsons and tangs – from 1980 – 1984, juggling that as the contributing fashion and beauty writer for the singapore monitor and the contributing fashion writer and illustrator for the sunday times newspapers ImageImageImageImage he completed a year of contributing to cherie magazine ( where he interviewed japanese designer matsuda ) before enrolling for national service. after serving two years, lionnel ROD-d and became the fashion editor at shusse, interviewing a whole plethora of fashion luminaries the likes of karl lagerfeld, geoffrey beene, hardy amies and christian lacroix as well as musicians greg phillinganes and boy george for hot noveau and MAN magazines

ImageImageImageImage lionnel has worked with the best models during his tenure at the magazines … have fun revisiting the styles of the 80’s , and see how many of the early-day supermodels you can spot in his fashion spreads … ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage  ImageImage check out this lionnel-lim-styled ad from eons ago !!! Image in his long and colourful career, lionnel has styled some of the top names in the industry, including valeria mazza, alex lundqvist and singapore supermodel jessie leong ImageImageImageImage … as well as hong kong actor ekin cheng Image how many of you remember actress madeline chu, one of the hottest faces in the early nineties … Image lionnel recently styled asia’s next top model cycle one’s sofia wakabayashi for the cover of T3 magazine Image 20 years of experience extending from fashion design to retail, journalism to creative direction, and public relations and he’s still going strong … ImageImage

Image happy … er … 30th birthday, lionnel !!! here’s to many many more !!!


One thought on “solid gold sundays : lionnel, unzipped

  1. SO happy to see lionnel work with Valeria!! Good job. Thanks for sharing your world to the world, love your blogs!!!

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