What happens when you combine a fashion parade with a dance battle? Well, it wasn’t an official fashion parade per se. But when it comes to a waacking battle, you’re in for a fashionistic treat!
Happened just last weekend, All Asia Waacking festival- Singapore selection crowned Melissa “Catlady” the champion to represent Singapore at the Asia finals happening in Osaka in April.
First up, Mel is not just another cool cat who is fly af in the style of waacking, but she’s quite the fashionista herself (having being featured in several local publications, and being a finalist in some fashion contest in SG). Check out her instagram (@meowissathecatlady) to see her dope style!
So as I mentioned, almost EVERY waacking battle is as good as a fashion parade. I mean, the style of dance has been closely tied with fashion since its beginnings- because it’s all about being a divaaaaa~ So what’s a diva without his/her style?
(Here’s PanPan “Pagina Heels” from Thailand. I can say he is the epitome of Waacking fashion i swear)
Hence most of the time, every dancer is dressed to the nines; even the most basic styles have some fashion element in it. Let’s see what these cats wore to AAWF this year!
1. Yellow is the new Gold
For the longest time ever, black/gold seemed to be the uniform of a waacking costume. But now everyone seemed to be exploring new colors and the yellow/black combi looks way more modern than its processor.
2. Shades of Red
How else to add some fierceness into that oufit but to add some red hues into it!
3. Black, is still the new black
I’ve gotta admit, I’m never much of a fashionista when it comes to my battle outfit- I prefer functionality over design when I dance (lol) But seriously, you can NEVER go wrong with black. Plus, it helps to “lengthen” your body lines
4. Sexy in Mesh and Lace
Nothing is as sexy as mesh and lace gets- less is more ain’t it?
5. Bling Bling Bling
Disco + bling = full-on Diva power!
6. Get vested
Long vest, short vest, formal, avant garde- no matter; but it seemed to be the prime choice of outerwear amongst waackers
7. Print explosion
For the bolder ones, print is their game.
So there we have it! Fashion edit for the first waacking event of the year is done! What’s in store for Singapore’s dance scene after this and what are the dancers wearing to it? Stay tuned!