Accessories report Fall/Winter 2020

AirPods, cellphones, water bottles, cameras - all the essential gear of the active 21st century man and woman. Dior Men started the trend for leather AirPod cases - now Bottega Veneta and Tom Ford make their own versions too. But what tops it all is an unexpected leather water bottle carrier by...

Style

Fall/winter 2020 trend report

Queen Victoria popularised the puff sleeve in the 18th century and even today, the XXL sleeve lives on.

BEAUTY

All cleared up

IT seems like the most basic skincare routine to wash your face twice a day, followed by toner and moisturizer. But with the mind boggling array of beauty products and aesthetic treatments available in the marketplace, it's not quite as straightforward as we may think.

Retro Revival

WITH SUSTAINABILITY BEING the latest buzzword and fast fashion speeding its way out of relevance, there seems to be one direction that fashion is headed - to the past.

Local Pride

The T-shirt is the most hardworking piece in your wardrobe, so make sure you invest in long-wearing T-shirts with superior quality. We recommend these Made in Japan vintage-inspired 1950s American T-shirts from menswear label Biro Company as your fuss-free Election Day choice.

Style - Best of Both Worlds

Complete your wardrobe with these gender neutral basics from the Pre-Fall 2020 collections

Beauty: Essential Self Care

AFTER A two-and-a-half month wait, Phase 2 came into effect and all beauty businesses were allowed to resume operations.

Fashion: Trial Run

LAST FRIDAY, I scheduled my appointment at Louis Vuitton through their online in-store appointment service. On the way to the store in Ngee Ann City at 10.12am, the Chanel boutique on the same floor was already filled with customers even though it had just opened at 10am.

Father Figures

For the impeccably stylish dads who prefer classics and little insouciance in their everyday ensembles just like the multi-disciplinary artist Serge Gainsbourg.

Fashion's Helping Hand

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC has left no industry unscathed and that includes fashion. Rather than wait it out, luxury brands such as Gucci and Prada took the initiative to limit production of their high-end goods, and pivot towards making masks and hospital wear as their contribution to the fight...

Pre-Fall 2020

Designers from Stella McCartney to Virginie Viard from Chanel continue to reference the classic craft of quilting this pre-fall season. Consider a quilted outerwear your next winter investment. For now, just wrap yourself up in this luxurious fabric in air conditioned comfort while you Netflix...

Outlook on luxury: Fashion gets real

ON THE GROUND, there are reports of spending sprees in all its various guises. Chinese consumers, who have been shopping-deprived for months, are snapping up goods within their country while global travel restrictions remain in place. 

Stay home in Style

Designer Anna Heinrichs was tired of looking for a pair of well-made pajamas so she decided to start a clothing line. Horror Vacui, a womenswear label from Munich, Germany is known for its pretty day to night gowns and intricate tops in patterned silks and crisp Egyptian cotton.

Online Presentation

DRESSING UP in a time of a worldwide pandemic may sound frivolous, but in aiming for some sense of normalcy in a time like this, do we really want to be in our pyjamas all day?   

Keep calm and carry on shopping

FOR OVER TWO months, production flow at Singapore fashion brand Akinn practically ground to a halt due to the lockdown in China to contain the raging Covid-19 outbreak. Its creative director Wykidd Song says that its supply chain was disrupted in January and while things are more or less back to...

Spring Summer Accessories Report 2020

From an explosion of feathers at Dries van Noten and Giambattista Valli to pearly headbands at Simone Rocha, these headbands add wow to any outfit.

The Great Explorer

WHEN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Augustin De Buffévent acquired 302-year-old French heritage brand Fauré Le Page about a decade ago, his mission was to give a sense of freedom to all its designs and creations.

SPRING/SUMMER 2020 TREND REPORT

Spring Summer Trend Report

Goodbye streetwear, hello street smart. 

Suit Up

It may be a Wall Street favourite but the pinstripe suit this Spring/Summer 2020 season takes on a more casual appeal by way of wraparound suits at Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani and Chalayan. 

Working Relationships

Aesthetic doctors Kevin and Iroshini Chua first met some 25 years ago, and have been together ever since, and they would not have it any other way. A mutual friend had introduced them, when the Chuas were both studying at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

New Wave

VIRGIL ABLOH - BETTER known as the founding father of luxury streetwear - recently told Dazed magazine that the days of sweatshirts and hoodies were over - an irony considering that the menswear artistic director of Louis Vuitton is the creator of overpriced logo-centric streetwear label Off-...

Qipao Power / Bling In The New Year

THE QIPAO MAY no longer be a common sight on the streets of China. But fashionistas across the world are embracing the dress as a way to affirm their Asian heritage, celebrate global multiculturalism and, well, make a splash in a slinky form-fitting garment. 

Crowd Pleasers

Slick your hair back, throw on some gold hoops and shine in this sparkly sequinned top from Vilry - perfect for an all-night dance party.

Tis' The Season To Sparkle

Christmas is a time to shine, with a perfect gem for every personality.

Labour of Love

The name Missoni is synonymous with its colourful chevron-patterned clothing. But beyond clothes, Missoni is also known as a tightly knit family business.