Here are just a few of the shots we managed to grab of fashion wunderkind Nicola Formichetti as he makes his presence known this week from May 14, 2012, as Singapore holds its annual fashion bonanza.

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Nicola Formichetti at the Audi Red Carpet Night 2012. Images: Wesley Kow

Speaking at the Asian Fashion Exchange opening day of seminars with Audi Fashion Festival creative director Colin McDowell, Formichetti came across as a man who not only loves what he does but is constantly excited to be where he is now.

Candidly discussing his past – and complete lack of a “fashion education” – the creative director of Thierry Mugler, Uniqlo and  fashion director of Vogue Hommes Japan, was wonderfully positive about the future of Asian fashion.

Attendees who were not already fans were totally converted; and his star quality made him the most photographed individual at the Audi Red Carpet Night gala event – and he bore the all the attention mostly with grace.

Stay tuned for our interview with Nicola Formichetti tomorrow, as well as our review of his Thierry Mugler show which Formichetti promises will be “something different” from its previous incarnations.

The Thierry Mugler Autumn Winter 2012 runway show will be held at the Tent @ Orchard on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. For more information about the Asian Fashion Exchange go to www.asiafashionexchange.com.sg and for more on Audi Fashion Festival go to audifashionfestival.com