Bringing you this month’s hottest new looks, fabulous new collections, great new stores and cracking events – all hitting Singapore in March.
Aussie headwear and handbag brand Helen Kaminski has now launched its Spring/Summer 2014 “Kaleidoscope” collection at Club21 and Angels Accents at Takashimaya. It includes visors and “tie-up” hair bandeau visors, man-style fedoras and classic wide-brim shapes. Special skin-smart UPF50 styles provide protection from the sun. Influenced by the fusion of African and French culture in Madagascar, design themes were inspired by bustling bazaars and geometric patterns formed by the combination of manmade structures and natural forms.
If you work in the CBD, you’ll be interested to know that Singapore-based multi-label online store The Fashion Benefit is opening a 200-square-foot showroom on Amoy Street to shoppers every Wednesday to Friday from 11am to 3pm. This initiative is partnering with Project Battambang, a scheme dedicated to providing healthcare, education and support for students in Poipet, Cambodia.
US$5 from each purchase in the store or from thefashionbenefit.org will be donated to the cause. 115 Amoy Street, Level 4A
Samsonite’s new Spring/Summer collection continues its emphasis on high-tech materials with functional and durable designs for the active and the fashion-conscious. The three lines, Business Casual, Urban Casual and Young Casual, feature backpacks, briefcases and handbags in clean designs, as well as clutch bags to take you with ease from day to night.
#B3-30 ION Orchard
Pantone Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid
The experts at Pantone have spoken again: Radiant Orchid is women’s top colour of the year, and for that reason we’ve got our eye on all things purple-hued for fashion accents that pack a punch.
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From 13 March to 15 June, Espace Louis Vuitton will be showcasing the works of one of China’s most popular contemporary artists, Gao Weigang, in collaboration with curator William Zhao. Expect a mix of paintings, sculptures and installations that explore themes such as society, the environment, desire and humanity.
Louis Vuitton Island Maison, 2 Bayfront Avenue #B2-36
For Spring/Summer ’14, Italian high-end accessory brand Furla’s iconic PVC Candy Bag has been reinvented in new colours and textures. The collection draws creative inspiration from the lightness and freedom of nature. Colour-blocked neutral, blue and pastel palettes are combined with luxe materials such as crocodile and goatskin.
#03-01 ION Orchard
For a fun alternative to nail polish, nail company NCLA Los Angeles has something new. Their funky nail wraps – which need no heat source for application and are simply sealed with a coat of clear varnish – are long-lasting and easy to use. Choose from bold animal prints and other patterns, or go for transparent wraps that can be worn alone or over any polish.
Each pack contains 26 self-adhesive nail wraps and a nail file for shaping.
The Spring/Summer ’14 collection from Iris & Ink – the Outnet.com’s own in-house label – just oozes tailored sophistication. Non-fussy, clean silhouettes and fresh colours, such as peppermint, rose, lemon and flamingo pink, are teamed with interesting textures such as croc-effect jacquard and brushed silk.
Shop now at theoutnet.com.
Following the opening of its first store in Singapore last November, Roger Vivier has now announced a new collection campaign with Russian fashion icon Miroslava Duma, photographed by Olivia Bee. Prismick, the brand’s accessories collection, offers shoes and bags in bold, lacquered or metallic colours, with a smattering of beaded embellishment and animal print.
View the collection at #02-12F, Takashimaya Shopping Centre.
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