Fashion fanatics: we’re bringing you the exclusive scoop on what’s got us excited in the Expat Living fashion department this month. From the latest collection launches to online shopping deals, cute boutique openings and new brands to know, here’s all you need to know about shopping in Singapore.
Inspired by the rich cultures of Southeast Asia, Forbidden Hill’s Silk Bangle Collection is top of our wish list this month. Featuring interchangeable inserts of pure Thai silk nested into precious metals, each design adds colour and character to whatever outfit you have on. The Huê range pays homage to the mesmerising lattice pattern found in the inner enclosure of Huê’s Purple Forbidden City in Vietnam, while the Lotus collection is inspired by the symbolic flower shape of the Sukhothai temple stupas. Priced from $195.
New location alert
New location alert! Formerly located at Dempsey, fashion and lifestyle boutique Rouge has moved to a cosy and convenient retail space in One Nassim (#02-04, 1 Nassim Road). Shop a stunning array of fashion wear by FrenchCambodian designer Romyda Keth, alongside striking accessories by other Southeast Asia-based designers.
Light and flowy summer dresses are a godsend in this tropical climate, and that’s why we’re excited about KOV, an online boutique offering super comfy, made-inBali dresses and shirts in unique, ocean-inspired batik prints. What’s more, the business dedicates five percent of its sales to ocean conservation efforts.
Based in Singapore, The Amber Loft caters to plus size petite women struggling to find dresses that fit. The online boutique stocks figure-flattering styles in fun prints that’ll take you from office to bar. Sizes start from UK 14.
Check out newly launched activewear brand Project Sora, which puts a unique twist on the traditional sports bra by offering interchangeable straps. Featuring sewn-in padded cups and a flattering crop top design, these sports bras are great for gym and yoga. $65 for a set that includes a bag.
On our radar
On our Radar We’ve got our eye on these gorgeous clutches from socially conscious label Frankitas , handcrafted by artisans from Indonesia and Malaysia using traditional ethnic textiles. Shop the range at The Wyld Shop’s spanking new boutique in the East, at 412 Joo Chiat Road.
A beautiful piece of jewellery can take your look to a whole new level. Suitable for both day and evening events, these versatile gold leaf pearl earrings ($90) from Maarz Pearls’ Classic Collection are a wardrobe staple. Wear them with a little black dress for a night out with the girls, or a breezy maxi for a fancy brunch in town!
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