THE CONCEPT OF a capsule wardrobe is not new - but its emphasis on streamlining and cutting out excess has become more relevant in a more environmentally conscious society.
Designers are doubling up. Chanel showed the double harness bags last season and this time round, there are more iterations of that trend. What can be better than getting two bags for the price of one?
Man Of The Moment
THE ROAD TO change begins with the first step. With its pedigree as one of the world’s top luxury brands, Ermenegildo Zegna is doing just that. In their new Fall/Winter 2019 campaign, the brand is taking a stand to eliminate masculine stereotypes and welcome vulnerable traits such as love and...
Fall/Winter 2019 Fashion Report
This season is a lesson in elegance and refinement whether you’re maximalist or minimalist
Conservative Party: Bourgeois style is back
THEY WERE HAILED as this decade's fashion outlaws - turning out highly successful collections inspired by youth subcultures from skaters to rock n' roll. But that was then. This season, Hedi Slimane, Demna Gvasalia and Riccardo Tisci have outgrown their insurgent punk lifestyle in favour of the...
SINCE 2010, LOVE, Bonito has been slowly building up its online presence among aspiring fashionistas and the working crowd. The local brand took a leap of faith with a brick and mortar store in 2017, opening the first Love, Bonito boutique at 313 Orchard.
Next Big Thing
As a Comme des Garcons alumnus, designer Fumito Ganryu has had the gold class of training in womenswear and menswear patternmaking.
Passion for Fashion
IF YOU WERE following fashion in the last 10 to 20 years, you would have heard these names - Song+Kelly, Ashley Isham, Hansel, and so on. In fact, they might well evoke a vague sense of deja vu as some of the brands that helped put Singapore on the international fashion map.
''A gentlemen of any age should try a trend-driven suit,'' says Steven Lam, managing director of Hugo Boss South East Asia. ''We believe in attitude over age. How a person feels in the suit is just as important as how he looks in it.''
TRUST YOUR NOSE, says Edouard Dorize, business development manager of Aura Prestige, the company behind the new fragrance store Amaris. “The only way to find out what you like or dislike is to smell as many scents as you can. It’s a similar process to wine appreciation, where you need to educate...
Ostrich feathers are having a big fashion moment so don’t just reserve it for after hours. Wear it loud and proud for a casual weekend or to the office.
Why browse: Affordably priced with a wide range of choices, Klarra is also a local label which designs their clothes with the average Asian customer in mind, so you can do away with the hassle of alterations. If you favour decorative blouses with ruffled sleeves or lace-trimmed dresses, this is...
Heart and Sole
GROWING UP in a shoemaking family, Gianvito Rossi never thought to do anything but design shoes. “It was very natural for me,” he says.
EVERY SEASON PRESENTS a lineup of designer bags to lust after - but how do we know if what we’re buying is really worth the investment?
The Logo Effect
THE MONOGRAM WAS the reigning status symbol in the 90s up to the early 2000s, thanks to an era of conspicuous consumption sparked by a booming US economy. That would change when the financial crisis hit in 2008 and suddenly, one person's branded bag became fashion's anathema. Flashiness was...
Riccardo Tisci may have been one of high fashion's streetwear pioneers but since he set foot at Burberry, he's been focused on the sophistication and heritage of Savile Row tailoring....
Gunning for Success
A TRIP TO PARIS isn't complete without a visit to cult brand Fauré Le Page's store on 21, Rue Cambon....
Women Of Vision
Miuccia Prada is up there with the likes of fashion greats such as Yves Saint Laurent and Coco Chanel. Known as a creative genius and radical thinker, Prada is an antiestablishment game changer who insists on being true to herself.