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Style news: Fresh trends, fashion collaborations and jewellers in Singapore

Want to catch up with the latest style trends and all the shopping in Singapore? Or get a peek at some cool designer collections? Read on for this month’s update.


It’s a trend: Culottes
Comfortable and universally flattering, culottes are back and we hope they’re here to stay. Pair yours with a fitted top in a solid colour, or a classic white shirt. Remember: flared bottoms paired with a higher waist have a slimming effect.

Timeless Treasures
Neo Collection, the latest launch from fine jeweller Larry Jewelry, blends design elements from the 1960s with current trends from international fashion catwalks. All pieces are crafted with high-quality diamonds, sapphires, rubies and other precious gemstones. Available at #01-21 Paragon.

Puma X McQ
For its latest collection, sportswear brand Puma has partnered with none other than fashion house Alexander McQueen. Inspired by the human anatomy, the shoe designs mimic ribcages and tendons to create cool, cage-like styles. Available at selected PUMA, Limited Edition and Leftfoot stores. Priced from $240 to $440.

Sustainable Style
Brazilian eco-friendly footwear brand Melissa has collaborated with not one, not two but five huge fashion names on its F/W 2014 collections, including Jason Wu, J. Maskrey, Gareth Pugh, Campana Brothers and Karl Lagerfeld. Made from a patented form of PVC called Melflex, Melissa’s flexible and comfortable shoes are hypoallergenic, odourless and 100 percent biodegradable. MDREAMS, #B2-03 Wheelock Place.

Singapore JewelFest 2014
A date to mark in your calendars: On 17 October, jewellers from all over the globe will gather for a ten-day exhibition in a lavish, custom-built Jewel Pavilion outside Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza on Orchard Road. Countries participating for the first time this year include Australia, Brazil, France, Lebanon, Portugal, Russia and Taiwan. Free entry from 17 to 26 October; opening times 12 noon to 9pm. For more information, visit singaporejewelfest.com.

Dark Glamour
Inspired by the film noir movement of the 1940s, along with style notes from 1920s jazz bars, this glamorous new collection from milliner Helen Kaminski reflects cool minimalism with a twist of contemporary chic, influenced by design icon Zaha Hadid, the renowned Middle Eastern architect. Stockists in Singapore include Angel Accents in Takashimaya, Club 21b in Forum the Shopping Mall, Inhabit in the Mandarin Gallery, and Latitude-11.

Icon Status
Carrera celebrates its range of iconic glasses with re-editions of two models that made fashion (or should that be “accessory”?) history: the Champion and the Carrera 6000. Both have been redesigned in an exciting blend of ultra-lightweight metal and stainless steel.

Contest alert!
For the races, a wedding or an extraordinary party, Hats Off can create something to make you look good and feel special. This month, they’re giving away a $250 voucher to be used on any stock or custom-made piece. To enter, visit our competitions page.

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