Whether you’re a fan of eye-catching prints or clean and minimalist designs, there’s a stylish find for every fashionista at the Blueprint Emporium.

Held at the Suntec City Convention Center from May 19 to 20, the Blueprint Emporium returns bigger than ever: expect to browse an eclectic trove of over 100 Singapore and international labels this weekend.

Just be sure to get there early, before the best buys are all snatched up. Here, we pick 15 labels and their stand-out items to look out for:

72 SMALLDIVE (SINGAPORE)
WHAT:
Quality handmade leather bags
PRICES: $500 to 600 for the medium and large-sized bags

72 SMALLDIVE at blueprint 2012 72 SMALLDIVE bag at Blueprint 2012

These made-in-Italy leather bags are designed by a Milan-based Singaporean with a passion for artisanal craft. We’re fans of the L’Avventura design (featured above): lined with calf skin straps and gold leather zips, this soft suede bag is lovely to hold and behold.

ALL THINGS GREEN AND BEAUTIFUL (SINGAPORE)
WHAT:
Animal and floral motifs on necklaces and hairpieces
PRICES: $169 for the necklace featured here

ALL THINGS GREEN AND BEAUTIFUL necklace at Blueprint 2012

Be green and stylish too, with one of these nature-themed accessories by All Things Green and Beautiful. Add a quirky pop of colour to a simple dress with a necklace made from various upcycled materials: we like the floral stitching and the hummingbird silhouette on this particular piece.

ARRANZ (PHILIPPINES)
WHAT: Quality basket-weave straw bags and luggage
PRICES: To be confirmed

Straw bags are perfect for summer: look ever the stylish beach-goer by toting a basket weave bag with your summer dress. Pick this boxy and roomy luggage for a weekend trip.

BAGGU (USA)
WHAT:
Simple chic bags for the
PRICES: $38 for the foldable eco-bags, $52 for the canvas backpack and upwards

Baggu at Blueprint 2012

Been wanting to get your hands on a Baggu bag pack? Now you can, and with a cool 20 per cent discount too at the Blueprint Emporium. Check out Baggu’s eco-friendly designs for foldable shopping bags that’s both travel-friendly and kind to the environment. Grab one of Baggu’s soft milled leather line for a weekend out; the bright and fruity hues will chase any remaining weekday blues away.

DEPRESSION (SINGAPORE)
WHAT:
Fun and chic fashion buys
PRICES: From $20

Depression shoes at Blueprint 2012 Depression Fall 2011 tees

Super cute, chic and at wallet-friendly prices too. Grab past season items from this Singapore label at 50 to 70 per cent off. On top of that, Maybank cardholders will receive an extra 10 per cent discount from 10am to 11am too. Be tempted by the platform shoes (with detachable studded bows too!) and other quirky designs by Depression. While the new season shoes sadly aren’t for sale, we think cute tees like these (above, on the right) will make you anything but depressed or glum-looking.  

ESTHER PERBANDT (GERMANY)
WHAT:
Zippy wood-carved vest and other edgy pieces
PRICES: To be confirmed

Esther Perbandt vest at Blueprint 2012

Just look at it: you’ll definitely be the talk of the night, with this unusual vest from Esther Perbandt.

HEOHWAN SIMULATION (KOREA)
WHAT:
Motorcycle leather vests and modern, minimalist designs
PRICES: From $200 to $300 for leather vests and upwards

Heohwan Simulation leather vests at Blueprint 2012 Heohwan Simulation dress at Blueprint 2012

With their oh-so-soft lamb leather, we think that these biker chick chic vests are a steal for the price. This multi-way white dress (on the right) is a fab find too: wear it loose as is or zip it up at the sides for a slimmer silhouette. The Korean designer has even created pieces specially for Blueprint, so keep an eye out for lightweight blazers and blouses that are fab for Singapore’s weather.

L’ILE AUX ASHBY (SINGAPORE)
WHAT:
Kaleidoscopic prints in bright shades
PRICES: To be confirmed

For the fashionistas who love graphic prints, L’ile aux ashby’s colourful geometric prints will fulfill your need for attention-grabbing partywear. Be it slinky leggings, dresses or boxy clutches, shop for this label’s fun-loving designs to add kaleidoscopic bursts of colour to your wardrobe.

L’ILE AUX ASHBY clutches at Blueprint 2012 Jonathan Simkhai at Blueprint 2012

Featured here: Clutches from L’ile aux ashby and a dress from Jonathan Simkhai

JONATHAN SIMKHAI (USA)
WHAT:
Comfortable and stylish sportswear-inspired clothing
PRICES: To be confirmed

As the designer explains, he creates clothes that you’ll look good and feel comfortable in. Always a perfect pairing we say. You won’t have to hunt for the right lingerie with this stunning dress (featured above); its cut-out design shows off sexy shoulders while keeping bra straps carefully hidden.

JUMA (CANADA)
WHAT:
Digital prints on sleek dresses, cropped tops and scarves
PRICES: From USD200 to USD300 (S$254 to $380) for scarves, selected dresses and upwards

Juma dresses at Blueprint 2012 Juma dresses at Blueprint 2012

There’s nothing like a fab digital print to make an outfit look instantly contemporary. So go for clothing and accessories in Juma’s artsy, edgy abstract prints; stand-out designs inspired by the travels of sibling co-designers Alia and Jamil Juma.

MARIE TURNOR (USA)
WHAT:
Soft leather ‘paper bags’
PRICES: From $180 for small leather clutches and up to $700 for the larger bags

MARIE TURNOR paper bags at blueprint 2012 MARIE TURNOR bag digital cut out at Blueprint 2012

Exclusive to Nana and Bird in Singapore, these soft leather buys look adorable as paper bag-shaped clutches. The best part about these? The bag looks best when worn-in; the more that you carry it, the better it looks, whether you’re toting it to lunch or out about town. There’s an extra luxe cut-out version too (featured above, on the right).

OSTWALD GASON (UNITED KINGDOM)
WHAT:
Quirky clothes for the kooky bold dresser
PRICES: To be confirmed

Ostwald Helgason at Blueprint 2012Ostwald Helgason at Blueprint 2012

Think bold use of stripes and shapes, for women who aren’t afraid to experiment. Up your quotient of cool with Ostwald Gason’s funky skirts and dresses, or go for something cute but just as quirky; like this blouse with inverted hearts.

RI BY CARRIE (HONG KONG)
WHAT: Unique prints on dresses, leggings, stockings and more
PRICES: From $47 for a pair of stockings, $75 for leggings and upwards.

RI by Carrie leggings at Blueprint 2012 RI by Carrie stockings at Blueprint 2012

Whether it’s the tattoo-like nude coloured stockings or the sleek geometric print leggings that you’ll pick, you’re set on making a statement with these fun designs from RI by CARRIE.

ROUGE ROUGE (THAILAND)
WHAT:
Clutches and handbags in all unusual shapes
Prices: To be confirmed

Rouge Rouge prism bag at Blueprint 2012 Rouge rouge clutches at Blueprint 2012

Get an eyeful of these surreal designs for fun accessory buys at Blueprint. Be it a book-shaped bag, the lashy eye purse or the bowler hat wristlet, you’ll make your friends look twice at the clutch you’re holding.

TIMO WEILAND (USA)
WHAT:
Feminine and modern clothing perfect for work and high tea
PRICES: To be confirmed

Timo Weiland dress at Blueprint 2012 Timo Weiland skirt at Blueprint 2012

Look closer and you’ll spot skull motifs on this lace dress that caught our eye. Cute. Or pick this skirt for a touch of summer. You won’t be accused of looking too prim and proper either, with a design that pairs abstract paint brush strokes with yellow broderie anglaise.

The Blueprint Emporium is held at Suntec City, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Ballroom 1, 2 and 3 from May 19 to 20. Visit blueprint.sg for more information.