IMAGINE if Euro-Disney were a fashion theme park. The Germans might have stark, blindingly bright-lit booths, the Spaniards would have video-screens that showed somber-faced models slinking down the runway to disco music, the Italians would definitely have their own ersatz mini-cappuccino bar, and the Bavarians would just want to offer you some chocolate and cheese and hope that maybe you'd buy some woolly jumpers. Can't picture it? Well, for those of you who didn't attend last week's Europe Selection, which took place at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, over two days from the 14th, you'll just have to take my word for it. What was even better was that each company was segregated and identified by a coloured square. Italy was coral, Spain was chartreuse, Germany and Bavaria were both baby-blue. That really brings it home, doesn't it? And just like Euro-Disney, there seemed to be a conspicuous lack of crowds to fill the space provided at this 'first European Fashion Fair in Asia'. On the more positive side, however, during the two days I was there, I did notice that in almost every exhibitor's booth, there seemed to be a steady (if not overwhelming) flow of buyers and that business was being done. As for the 'Stars of Fashion' event , they weren't the sort of internationally trend-setting household labels one might expect with such a moniker, but on the other hand, there were some very interesting lines that might have otherwise escaped the attention of local buyers and the press had they not been exhibited. And despite the Disneyesque leanings, a European fashion fair is actually a very good idea for local buyers, who normally would have to fly to Europe to see these collections, and especially the fashion press here, who normally don't get a first-hand look at many European labels until they make it to the shops. Here's hoping next year's turnout will be even more successful (and accompanied by a few more fashion shows).