Boston-based New Balance Athletics, Inc. debuts the 247 Breathe pack in advance of summer. Designed with the modern urbanite in mind, the 247 Breathe pack combines New Balance’sOn April 27, 2017 / By Nookmag
Boston-based New Balance Athletics, Inc. debuts the 247 Breathe pack in advance of summer. Designed with the modern urbanite in mind, the 247 Breathe pack combines New Balance’s quality craftsmanship with performance-inspired details for a contemporary style. The New Balance 247 Breathe pack will be available locally at all New Balance Concept Stores beginning May 1 for a suggested retail price of SGD139.
An adaptation of the New Balance 247 Sport, the 247 Breathe pack offers a fresh look, fit and feel. The pack consists of four monochromatic colorways, including Sherbet, Black, Mint Cream and Grey/Blue. Tapping into New Balance’s reputation as a premier performance brand, the 247 Breathe pack features an ultra-breathable, performance- inspired mesh vamp, designed specifically with the summer months in mind. A reflective N logo and collar strap pay homage to New Balance’s performance running lines, while the silhouette caters to an urban, on-the-go lifestyle. The neoprene sock construction and lightweight RevLite midsole give consumers the superior fit and comfort they’ve come to expect from New Balance. #lifein247
Lacoste brings timeless athletic style to the street for Spring/Summer 2017 with the Men’s LT Spirit Elite. Created as an athletic statement for everyday life, the style createsOn April 18, 2017 / By Nookmag
Lacoste brings timeless athletic style to the street for Spring/Summer 2017 with the Men’s LT Spirit Elite. Created as an athletic statement for everyday life, the style creates a new interpretation of Lacoste’s tennis origins.
Made for busy lives on the move and filled with adventures, LT Spirit Elite take its cues from a casual approach to style with a pared-back silhouette and comfort-enhancing features for fast-paced lives.
LT Spirit Elite offers a reimagining of the classic Lacoste signature. The croc emblem is a proud symbol of the original Lacoste look as well as creating a statement for now. The LT Spirit Elite was made in an innovative new interpretation of the iconic Lacoste piqué first seen on the famous polo shirt. These are stylish of-the-moment heroes, informed by Lacoste’s heritage.
The LACOSTE LT Sprite Elite is available now at all Lacoste stores
Multi-label concept store STAR360’s reputation as a purveyor and aficionado of renowned lifestyle and street labels is bolstered by its constant update in styles. An unwavering pillar ofOn April 12, 2017 / By Gracie
Multi-label concept store STAR360’s reputation as a purveyor and aficionado of renowned lifestyle and street labels is bolstered by its constant update in styles. An unwavering pillar of the dynamic store is the medley of Japanese footwear labels that include Onitsuka Tiger, Patrick and Spingle Move and ASICS Tiger. Kicking off the year with a fresh range of designs, these star-studded labels are also fronting an upcoming STAR360 event that celebrates Japanese craftsmanship (more details below).
Boasting a dedicated fan base, Onitsuka Tiger is favoured for its iconic tiger stripes that are tantamount to sporting triumph. This season’s leading range is the non-conforming Mexico 66 Paraty, which has proven its popularity with consumers seeking a more laid-back style. With the laces removed and the tongue stitched to the inside panels of the upper, the Mexico 66 Paraty approaches design with a less-is-more attitude. All sneakers feature unique motifs at the heel and enhanced suede.
The latest collection presents the camouflage print as a distinct design at the heel, with an array of colours made available. The Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Paraty retails at SGD129.
Founded in France, made in Japan, Patrick owns a story like no other. Sporty, comfortable and functional, its footwear range exudes a casual glow. Designers explore beyond their boundaries by using colours not commonly found on sports shoes and a variety of materials. Instead of being influenced by trends, the footwear label pursues a timeless style.
STAR360 has both Cornwall and Marathon collections featured at its stores. A classic retro running model, Cornwall features thickened midsoles, nylon upper and enamel-coated letter ‘P’ on the sides.
Unlike the Cornwall collection, the Marathon range boasts brighter colours and is constructed with nylon fabric. The comfort of the shoes is derived from the soft and thick outsoles. Both Cornwall and Marathon retail at SGD219.
The essence of Japanese craftsmanship is reflected in the selection of shoes by Spingle Move. Its founders have an 80-year history of making rubber in their own factory in Fuchu, Hiroshima Prefecture. Delicately hand crafted by the Japanese, every pair of shoes has its unique markings and personalities.
Spingle Moves swears by the traditional vulcanised process that it employs to manufacture durable and high quality shoes. This uncommon method involves the application of high heat and pressure, and the addition of sulphur to create rubber soles that bond tightly with the shoes.
The featured khaki green and tanned leather models are made from kangaroo leather, which is light and durable, while the white striped model is made from cow leather, which is smooth and comfortable. All designs retail at SGD239.
A Japanese lifestyle legend that fuses heritage and modern flair, ASICS Tiger continues to reinvent classic silhouettes, create new styles and collaborate with like-minded artists and cultural connoisseurs. This season’s hero collection is the extraordinary GEL-KAYANO® Trainer Knit Low – a result of an artistic exploration where the traditional sneaker is deconstructed and reimagined. It features a stretch knit upper that surrounds the foot in a custom sock-like fit and a moulded TPU caged overlay that stabilises the structure of the low silhouette. It is not all technology as the sneaker retains its traditional lace system and heritage-inspired midsole.
This spring, ASICS Tiger introduces a fresh range of colourway that includes light green (Bay), orange-red (Peach) and off-white (Birch). Silver black and silver white versions were released to offer more versatility to the range. The ASICS Tiger GEL-KAYANO® Trainer Knit retails at SGD229.
A Special Treat Awaits!
As a special treat, STAR360 is also extending a 15% discount off regular priced sneakers to Nookmag readers. From 12 April to 10 May 2017, simply quote ‘STAR360xNookmag’ at any STAR360 stores to enjoy the offer. Terms and conditions apply in stores.
Event: Nippon Mania
Get personal with the stories of Onitsuka Tiger, ASICS Tiger, Patrick and Spingle Move at a STAR360 event on 29 and 30 April 2017. The session celebrates Japanese craftsmanship and their focus on sophisticated design and luxury details.
Personalise your shoes with TK Custom or get your kicks specially cleaned by Jason Marrk with any purchase! Enjoy attractive promotions exclusively from 2 – 5pm on that weekend too!
Date: 29 – 30 April 2017
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: STAR360 at Bugis Junction #02-11A
Follow STAR360 on Facebook and Instagram @star360global.
STAR360 stores are located at Bugis Junction #02-11A, Wheelock Place #02-07, Paragon #04-44A, Suntec City #01-458 and Novena Square #01-23.
UNIQLO is delighted to launch a women’s swimwear collection which was created in collaboration with French affordable luxury brand Princesse tam.tam, one of the global brands owned byOn April 12, 2017 / By Nookmag
UNIQLO is delighted to launch a women’s swimwear collection which was created in collaboration with French affordable luxury brand Princesse tam.tam, one of the global brands owned by UNIQLO parent company, Fast Retailing. The collection launches first online on 14 April, and will be available at UNIQLO Bugis+, Jem, Suntec City, and UNIQLO’s Global Flagship Store in Orchard Central on 24 April. Prices range from SGD14.90 for a pair of swim shorts to SGD49.90 for a one-piece swimsuit.
The collection aims to help women look and feel their most beautiful through the refined fashion sense and styling that is characteristic of Princesse tam.tam. Together with UNIQLO’s rich colour variations, outstanding quality and affordable price, the collaboration offers the best of both brands for wearers around the world. It also includes a number of additional non-swimwear items to fully complement the line-up, such as easy-going shorts and sandals.
The theme for the collection is “French Resort.” It features botanical patterns and border stripes reminiscent of summer holidays in France, where chic colour variations including turquoise blue and black are sported across the collection’s modern and enduring designs, with an emphasis on femininity.
The swimwear line-up comprises six variations, including this season’s trend of sporty high-neck bikini tops, triangle bikini tops, bandeau bikini tops with removable straps and one-piece suits in an adult design with crossed-back straps. Bikini tops and bottoms are available separately, so that wearers have the opportunity to select their favorite colour and design combinations to fit their destination or mood. Pareo and shorts are also available in the collection in a variety of colours to combine with any colour or pattern of swimwear, giving women greater freedom to express their individual style.
Nike releases the Flight Guy Air Jordan I and XXXI as a tribute to Michael Jordan’s legacy. The sneaker is defined by a mixture of black and royalOn April 2, 2017 / By Nookmag
Nike releases the Flight Guy Air Jordan I and XXXI as a tribute to Michael Jordan’s legacy.
The sneaker is defined by a mixture of black and royal blue.
This season’s styles and colors are a tribute to the original Flight Guy, MJ. In 1985, the iconic “Flight Guy” image was shot on a remote Oregon airstrip by famed sports photographer, Chuck Kuhn, where Jordan chose not to wear his team’s iconic red and black. Instead, he wore his personal favorite colors – royal blue and black.
Jordan soared beyond what was thought possible on the court. Likewise, Kawhi Leonard set aside the notion a dominant defender can’t simultaneously own the offensive end of the hardwood. The original “Flight Guy” photo has now given way to Jordan’s Brand’s “Flight Guy” pack, which brings the “Royal” back, alongside a similar Air Jordan XXXI colorway, connecting the past with the present – from Michael Jordan to Kawhi Leonard.
The Flight Guy collection celebrates the athletes who defy expectations and is inspired by how legends surprise us, often out of the blue.
Radiographic flowers are the key inspiration for GINLEE Studio’s Spring Summer Collection. X-ray photographs of flora by artist Steven N Meyers were deciphered and artistically reinterpreted onto garments.On March 30, 2017 / By Nookmag
Radiographic flowers are the key inspiration for GINLEE Studio’s Spring Summer Collection.
X-ray photographs of flora by artist Steven N Meyers were deciphered and artistically reinterpreted onto garments. Images of translucent florals gradually emerge from the delicate layering of silk chiffon, softly gracing the shoulders of tops and belted midi-length dresses. Skeletal plant stems emerge as abstract pin tucks on tops, while floral embroidered pyjama-styled shirts are recollective of Meyer’s solarised compositions. Digital prints take the form of ethereal watercolour petals on casual tops.
Experimental and multi-direction pleats are elegantly constructed into the Ivy Dress, a centrepiece of this collection. Tone-on-tone embroidery in varying densities quietly detail ankle-length dresses, exuding understated edge. Light summer knits complete the collection.
Spring tones of blush, pale blue, while classic neutrals gently color. Muted red and electric blue vitalise the collection, fashioned from silk and low maintenance fabrics.
The coalesce of radiographic arts, the brand’s signature relaxed silhouettes, and interesting textile techniques result in assemblage of styles, which charm with its feminine edge.
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Beauty and the sensual world are at the heart of H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection for 2017. Every piece is made from sustainable materials, including BIONIC® – a polyesterOn March 24, 2017 / By Nookmag
Beauty and the sensual world are at the heart of H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection for 2017. Every piece is made from sustainable materials, including BIONIC® – a polyester made entirely of plastics recycled from shoreline waste. It is a premium collection made for special occasions, available at H&M Orchard Building from 20th April.
“For this year’s Conscious Exclusive collection at H&M, we thought not only about the look of the pieces, but also how they feel and sound. It’s a collection to please all our senses, and also our desire to be sustainable in everything we do,” says Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Head of Design and Creative Director.
Each piece in the women’s Conscious Exclusive collection combines the freshness of spring with the soul of sustainability. One key piece is an ethereal gown of flowing pleats, entirely made from BIONIC® – a polyester made of recycled shoreline waste. Peonies and mimosa have been screen-printed then distorted to create dream-like prints, while the hand-drawn image of a dreaming woman is quilted into the softest jacket.
Conscious Exclusive captures the mood for the night, especially with the shimmer and touch of sequins that appeal to the senses on a short recycled polyester cocktail dress. Meanwhile the tuxedo is reimagined as a lounge jacket in organic silk and TENCEL® twill, with trousers that playfully flounce at the leg.
“H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection shows how the best style can be mindful of the planet, to help protect it for the future. It’s such a desirable collection, with pieces made in sustainable materials that you want to wear for seasons to come,” says Natalia Vodianova, the face of the campaign and founder of Elbi – a philanthropy digital platform connecting users with a global network of charities.
Accessories include a fishnet bag made entirely from recycled shoreline waste, as well as quirky and elegant earrings made from recycled glass and plastic. For the first time the collection also includes a selection of styles for kids, such as beautiful little tulle dresses, and the softest structured blazers and trousers with a charming street style feel.
Also for the first time, the Conscious Exclusive collection includes fragrances, with a set of unisex ecological oils that can be worn separately, or mixed together to create an individual unique scent.
Conscious Exclusive is a key part of H&M’s move towards a more sustainable future. Across H&M’s entire offering, 26% are now made from sustainable materials, with a goal each year to increase the share. H&M has set specific targets in every product range, for example by 2020 H&M aims for 100% of its cotton to be sustainable. It is all proof of H&M’s commitment to making sustainable, good-quality fashion accessible to as many people as possible.
Last week, Converse released a short film, “Forever Chuck” as part of its advertising campaign, paying homage to a new generation defining culture and style. Positioning itself asOn March 19, 2017 / By Jochebel Khong
Last week, Converse released a short film, “Forever Chuck” as part of its advertising campaign, paying homage to a new generation defining culture and style.
Positioning itself as a youth culture staple, Converse takes the task of connecting The Chuck Taylor with a new generation and there is definitely no better way to celebrate Converse’s 100 years than with rising stars such as Millie Bobby Brown, Vince Staples, Winnie Harlow, and more fronting the “Forever Chuck” campaign.
Taking over social media feeds and retails displays, the videos all told stories of Chuck’s diversity, consistency and its bright future as a cultural mainstay. From film and TV to the world of style and fashion, Chuck symbolizes a new generation of youths filled with dreams and desires.
Directed by Karim Huu Do, the “Forever Chuck” film is the crescendo of the campaign, with scenes of rising stars proclaiming bold aspirations: “I want to feel uncomfortable,” I want to “do it for myself.”
As the Forever Chuck campaign highlights the confident and daring spirit of youth, The Chucks still continue to inspire an individual style and a spirit of freedom even at its 100 years. This is a spirit that has defined Chuck Taylor in the past, is still doing so in the present, and will continue to do so in the future.
UNIQLO is delighted to announce the launch of the Disney “Beauty and the Beast Collection,” created to celebrate the release of the highly anticipated live-action version of theOn March 17, 2017 / By Nookmag
UNIQLO is delighted to announce the launch of the Disney “Beauty and the Beast Collection,” created to celebrate the release of the highly anticipated live-action version of the classic Disney film. This original collection is designed based on the styles and patterns of the clothes worn in the film by the heroine, Belle. The collection is part of the MAGIC FOR ALL project, a global UNIQLO collaboration with the Walt Disney Company to bring the dreams and delights of Disney to people around the world through clothes. The collection is available at selected UNIQLO stores, including the Global Flagship Store at Orchard Central and online.
Released in 1991, Disney’s animated film Beauty and the Beast remains a favourite around the world. This year, that excitement is being renewed with a live-action version. To commemorate the film’s release, UNIQLO used the pattern of the everyday dress worn by the heroine Belle in the film, along with original designs to create an original LifeWear collection including a Blouse, Long Shirt, Tunic, and T-Shirt. The collection was designed for the modern woman, retaining the film’s romantic mood while also expressing Belle’s wisdom and elegance throughout the story, in the way she lives life by her own values. Also included in the collection are T-Shirts featuring the classic animated Beauty and the Beast characters.
The designs retain the film’s romantic mood, while also expressing a modern, relaxed bohemian style. The lineup features casual items with a light, feminine silhouette, including a T-Shirt with trendy puff sleeves and a mix of silky cut-and-sew material and semi-transparent fabric, as well as a Long Shirt that can be draped like a gown. The main colours are summery vivid royal blues and reds, presented with feminine floral patterns. Certain items feature the same design in both Women’s and Girls’ styles, for coordinated mother and daughter outfits.
Vans, the original action sports and one of the largest youth culture brands in the world, today announces the release of its global campaign, This Is Off TheOn March 14, 2017 / By Nookmag
Vans, the original action sports and one of the largest youth culture brands in the world, today announces the release of its global campaign, This Is Off The Wall. Following up on Vans’ 50th anniversary series, which welcomed newcomers to the brand’s rich heritage and thanked decades of loyalists, the 2017 campaign focuses on what makes Vans “Off The Wall” – creative expression.
To demonstrate the breadth of activities and pursuits that define “Off The Wall,” Vans has developed a digital-based campaign utilizing a range of film techniques, from slow motion to time-lapse, focusing on the creative endeavors that Vans champions. Vans showcases the essence of “Off The Wall” through a diverse set of ambassadors within a hero montage and a series of shorter spots.
“The meaning of ‘Off The Wall’ is the very ethos of Vans, the very identity of our brand – its everything we stand for,” said Doug Palladini, Vans Global Brand President. “We’re really pleased to tell this inspiring and sincere, five-decade-long story through our family of ambassadors who have been brought together by their passion for action sports, art, music and street culture all over the world.”
This Is Off The Wall taps into Vans professional athletes, artists, musicians and style purveyors who have long and personal histories with the brand. Their stories are each unique and told through a variety of tones, but ultimately shine a light on the passions that Vans has always supported. The visual nature and the emotions that are evoked in each story are easily translatable around the world, showing that creative expression is inclusive and without borders.
VP of Global Marketing Fara Howard shares, “It’s hard to assign one definition to ‘Off The Wall’, so we wanted to deliver a campaign that truly shows that our mantra takes shape through various forms of creativity. Whether that’s through music, surfing, skateboarding or customizing a pair of shoes, the through line in all the stories we tell will communicate the distinct way in which Vans looks at the world.”
“Off The Wall” was a term coined when skateboarders in the mid ‘70s were landing new tricks in empty pools by literally skating off the wall. At that time, skateboarders were the outcasts of society that were expressing themselves through the style of their sport. These individuals were not only the pioneers of skateboarding but lived and breathed creativity through art, music, fashion and local culture. For more than 50 years, “Off The Wall” has been synonymous with that original spirit of rebellion and creative expression.
“I like that when I wear Chucks, I don’t feel like I have to be trying to make a statement,” Winnie Harlow commented. “I feel like myself whenOn March 12, 2017 / By Jochebel Khong
“I like that when I wear Chucks, I don’t feel like I have to be trying to make a statement,” Winnie Harlow commented. “I feel like myself when I’m wearing them.”
Converse Chuck Taylor – the symbolism of confidence and spirit of youth remains a timeless icon regardless of the ever-evolving fashion trends. The versatility of the classic silhouette has become the foundation for self-expression.
To showcase the adaptability of the icon, Converse taps into Winnie Harlow for its final installation of the “Forever Chuck” campaign. From London to Paris, haute couture to hip hop, she takes us on a journey to explore the iconic shoe’s lasting influence.
Winnie Harlow along with members of the Gucci Gang and rapper Rejjie Snow and others explore Chuck’s role in the global fashion scene. From runway to the streets, Chuck makes you look chic effortlessly – from day to night.
As a timeless fashion favourite, from rap culture to high-street fashion, Converse Chuck Taylor has been the go-to for the last century. Let the Converse spirit awaken your self-expression! #Foreverchuck
Air has been an integral part of Nike ever since it was first introduced in 1979’s Air Tailwind. For the first eight years it was hidden, felt ratherOn March 11, 2017 / By Nookmag
Air has been an integral part of Nike ever since it was first introduced in 1979’s Air Tailwind. For the first eight years it was hidden, felt rather than seen. Then, in 1987, it became visible with Air Max. The revolution had begun. It quickly spread, from running to basketball to training and tennis, at the same time becoming a coveted lifestyle product across the globe. After 30 years, Air Max continues to evolve.
On March 26, Nike observe Air Max Day by marking the 30th anniversary of the Air Max 1, the shoe that pushed Air Innovation to new heights.
To celebrate, a mix of retros, remixes and innovations will release through the month of March. This fresh line-up of Air, including the long-awaited Nike Air VaporMax, proves the potential of Air has never been stronger at Nike.
Nike Air Max 1 Anniversary
It’s the Air Max that started it all. Originally released in 1987, the Air Max 1 introduced the world to visible Nike Air cushioning. The Tinker Hatfield design was first released in three iconic colorways, including these classic white, red and grey and white, blue and grey combos. The icon returns with its coveted shape.
Women’s Nike Air Max Jewell
Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Flyknit
The Air Max 90 OG is quickly recognized, especially in its vibrant Infrared color. In the Air Max 90 Flyknit, two new innovations make this icon lighter: a Flyknit upper which also increases flexibility, and a cored-out midsole that decreases weight and increases comfort.
Nike Air Max 1 atmos Elephant
The Air Max 1 atmos was the undisputed winner of the Air Max Day 2016 Vote Back campaign. The collaboration spliced a staple Nike motif with meticulous color blocking to highlight the subtle jade Swoosh. Co-created by famed Japanese retailer, Atmos, this sneaker was originally part of the “Zoo Pack,” released in 2006.
Nike Air Max LD-Zero
Created for Air Max Day 2016 by legendary streetwear designer Hiroshi Fujiwara, the LD-Zero mixes a clean upper inspired by the 70s-era Nike LD1000 and the Boston with the 360 Air Max unit that debuted in 2006 and was updated for the Air Max 2014. The result is an original design that merges classic style with modern comfort.
Nike Air Max 1 Master
A combination of materials curated from the most coveted styles in Air Max history, this 30th anniversary edition of the Air Max 1 is many grails in one. Materials include original-red toe tips, the beloved “Safari” print, and nods to other classic details on the upper.
Nike Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 LE
To celebrate 30 years of Air Max 1, the Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 arrives. Recognized as the most innovative Air Max 1 to date, cored-out ultra-tooling helps make it one of the lightest Air Max models ever. The “3.26” placed on the tongue marks the anniversary of the original.
Nike Air VaporMax (exclusive on Nike.com)
Welcome to the rebirth of Air. With a flexible Flyknit upper atop a radically reinvented Air cushioning system, the Nike Air VaporMax reignites the Air Revolution, declaring in no uncertain terms that the state of Air is once again State of the Art.
Aesthetically striking and technologically innovative, the ECCO COOL 2.0 bridges the gap between function and style, in a move that solidifies ECCO as a market leader in premiumOn February 25, 2017 / By Nookmag
Nothing says Converse like the typical hi-cut design lined with white thread, marked with that all-too-familiar All-Star logo. Like a stamp of approval on the greatest fashion statementOn February 24, 2017 / By The Rainbow-Monger
Nothing says Converse like the typical hi-cut design lined with white thread, marked with that all-too-familiar All-Star logo. Like a stamp of approval on the greatest fashion statement to hit youth history, the Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker is the one that started it all for Converse.
As the first in a line of Forever Chuck initiatives, the sneaker’s classic cotton canvas upper, finished with a vulcanised rubber sole, is topped off with Converse’s iconic star-centered ankle patch, black sole striping, rubber toecap, and statement-making toe bumper.
Created in 1917, the Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker was considerably the original basketball shoe that began a trend. Although it has since swayed from its original path, it is still perfect in its simplicity, made for self-expression. Now recognised as a versatile fashion piece, this piece of the Forever Chuck series will remain forever a symbol, and never just a passing trend.
Just like the people who live in these kicks, the Converse spirit will reign eternal, while being #ForeverChuck.
It’s not an exaggeration to conclude that most of us owned at least a pair of Converse at some point of our lives and I can bet thatOn February 23, 2017 / By Nookmag
It’s not an exaggeration to conclude that most of us owned at least a pair of Converse at some point of our lives and I can bet that you probably have a pair tuck away somewhere right now.
With a 100-year history, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star is a timeless iconic brand. It has gone from the world’s most prevalent basketball sneaker to a lifestyle staple worn by countless artist, celebrities and fashionista.
Converse has been keeping itself relevant, constantly innovating but at the same time, staying true to its origin. Currently, there are four key models making up the Chuck Family. Each offering is an evolution from the previous, reiterating individuality and self-expression.
Chuck Taylor All Star: The Beginning
The one that started it all and created a legacy ever since. A classic cotton canvas with a vulcanized rubber sole and the timeless All Star ankle patch, this simple basketball silhouette was favorable with athletes in the mid-60s and it eventually grew into a style icon that signified creativity and an independent spirit. Till this day, the classic canvas sneaker is still a hit and can even be found on the feet of the biggest names in art and music.
Chuck Taylor All Star ’70: The Throwback
With a vintage touch, the throwback sneaker draws on modern details to celebrate the original All Star from the 1970s. Built from 12oz and 100% organic canvas, the sneaker features an updated Ortholite cushion for extra comfort and a thicker rubber sole to bring this classic to the present.
Chuck Taylor All Star II: The Sequel
A sequel to the classic, the Chuck Taylor All Star II has the same silhouette you know and love; what differs is that the Converse All Star patch is no longer stamped but embroidered, even the shoelace eyelets are not silver but monochrome without the shiny effect. Combined with the Nike Lunarlon insole, the user experience is definitely unparalleled.
If you are looking for something as good as the original but with a minimalistic contemporary finish – then look no further.
Chuck Taylor All Star Modern: The Evolution
Adding a modern, elevated twist to the original, the Chuck Modern is a look into the future, without altering the All Star heritage. The lightweight build of the sneaker is prefect for those who are gone all day long and need comfort with the updated full-length Phylon sole unit.
The monochromatic colour scheme adds an elegance and premium take to the otherwise simple sneaker – an instant classic that Converse can build its All Star legacy on.
Converse Modern Lux are available at selected Converse Store Singapore from now.
Our older readers will remember Dakota Fanning’s impressive performance in I am Sam, and our younger ones will know her as a Watcher in the action flick PushOn February 22, 2017 / By Jamie Lee
Our older readers will remember Dakota Fanning’s impressive performance in I am Sam, and our younger ones will know her as a Watcher in the action flick Push (or a Volturi in The Twilight Saga or Cherrie Currie in The Runaways, depends on what movies you like).
Besides being a good actress, Dakota Fanning is also turning heads in the style department. Both her streets style as well as effortlessly chic get-ups on the red carpet is putting her on the list of fashionable “it” girls.
Elle Fanning, albeit with a slightly different wardrobe style, is also on the sartorial list. The younger fanning has starred in Coppola’s Somewhere and Disney’s Maleficient, and might just be the more fashionable of the two, as Dakota .
If you’re into a sweeter, vintage or even whimsical look, take a peek at Elle’s quirky sense of style. Fans of a darker colour palette and who appreciate a more wearable wardrobe (because let’s face it, most times we will never be able to pull off what these celebs wear) will like Dakota casual outfits.
Let’s see how different, but equally stylish, they can be:
Prints and cropped tops come out to play in the summer heat — even for Dakota, who seems to really like her share of darker hues. Elle has a vintage-esque look; check out the oval sunglasses and 70s denim halter.
Girl, do you even layer?
Layering is fashion’s top formula; know how to layer and your drab wardrobe will look amazing. Elle is your go-to guide when you’re trying to figure out how to mix and match colours, be it cotton candy blues and pinks or a bright moss green. Dakota’s city girl vibe comes through here, and we love her all-black ensemble which she completed with a red lip.
On the red carpet and events…
Both Elle and Dakota have made bold choices on red carpets (I mean, look at Dakota’s sparkly blue Miu Miu number and Elle’s eclectic Marc Jacobs dress!) though we’d say Elle tends to dress in florals and funky designs. Dakota, on the other hand, opts for sleeker silhouettes.
Designer Raf Simons debuted his fall/winter 2017 collection at Gagosian during Men’s New York Fashion Week. Raf Simons partnered with The Woolmark Company for the development of theOn February 20, 2017 / By Nookmag
Designer Raf Simons debuted his fall/winter 2017 collection at Gagosian during Men’s New York Fashion Week.
Raf Simons partnered with The Woolmark Company for the development of the collection which features fine Merino wool jersey, wovens and knits sourced from some of the world’s best fabric and yarn manufacturers including Manifattura SESIA and Olimpias Group.
The partnership marks the beginning of a longstanding relationship where The Woolmark Company will continue to work closely with Raf Simons’ design team to support with innovations and sourcing of Merino wool.
Converse has again partnered with fragment design, Head Designer Hiroshi Fujiwara – this time, joining forces for a premium collection on the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star ’70On February 17, 2017 / By Nookmag
Converse has again partnered with fragment design, Head Designer Hiroshi Fujiwara – this time, joining forces for a premium collection on the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 silhouette. Aptly named the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 x fragment design “Tuxedo Pack,” the defining feature across the four styles is an upper made of premium suiting twill to mirror that of a tuxedo.
As Hiroshi mentioned about the design inspiration, the collaboration this time offers “the sneakers that go with your tuxedo and dress”. Additional nods to the men’s formal wear staple include a satin heel and a singular black stripe on the lace aglet, representing the sneaker equivalents of both a tuxedo lapel and bow tie. For a “hers” option, the white colorway features subtle lace detailing on the heel stay, mimicking the material of a wedding gown. Other product attributes that round out the collection include a co-branded sock liner and license plate, as well as a canvas interior paying a nod to Converse’s heritage.
Self-described as a “cultural DJ,” Hiroshi Fujiwara is synonymous with sophisticated style and cool. Already regarded as the Godfather of Harajuku – a Tokyo neighborhood he is credited for transforming through this work in youth culture and streetwear – Hiroshi continues to define youth culture worldwide., this latest collaboration between Converse and Hiroshi is no expectation, fusing sophistication and craftsmanship with everyday streetwear sensibility.
The new Converse x fragment design collection is available in Striped, Black, Grey and White colorways. The sneakers launch today exclusively at Limited Edition Vault @ 313 Orchard for SGD189.90
Undeniably British, indisputably Fred Perry. The Authentic collection celebrates the spirit of originality by offering classic product without complication – A modern interpretation of our iconic pieces. OurOn February 16, 2017 / By Nookmag
Undeniably British, indisputably Fred Perry. The Authentic collection celebrates the spirit of originality by offering classic product without complication – A modern interpretation of our iconic pieces.
Our Authentic collection is a current interpretation of our icons, underpinned by recognisable details that reflect and respect our lineage.
Men’s Authentic Collection
An elevated smart-casual look is created for the modern man, built with a refined colour palette while discreet texture provides subtle detailing adding to this contemporary look.
Bold and dynamic detailing, borrowed from our sports lineage, gives a directional update to our classic pieces in a way that is both fresh and familiar. A modern, sharp aesthetic is provided with understated texture and pattern elements.
The recognisable monochrome chequerboard motif of the Ska era is revisited and reinterpreted in a pared back way. Polka dot and stripes make bold graphic statements on our Oxford shirts and knits.
Sport remains at the heart of our Authentic collection, with key details amplified for spring as we look to our archive as well as current influences.
The Fred Perry shirt was the first piece to carry our legendary 5-4-4 tipping, and it remains at the core of everything we do. Made from our 100% cotton pique, definitive features include the two- button placket and embroidered Laurel Wreath. Streamlined versions in solid colours keep the look smart.
Women’s Authentic Collection
Vintage Fred Perry pieces continue to provide inspiration for both silhouette and graphic patterns across Women’s Authentic for spring 2017. Gingham and tartan, part of the modernist’s uniform since the 1960s, give a timeless spin to our contemporary styles.
Further exploration of the gingham print results in oversized chequered squares on the collar and main body of shirts, adding both interest and texture. A collection formed of modern wardrobe building pieces is streamlined using tonal colours such as black and grey for gingham prints and navy and black in our fine knitwear.
As ever, the twin-tipped shirt sits at the centre of the Authentic collection. It was the first piece to carry the legendary 5-4-4 twin-tipping, and it remains at the core of everything we do. Other pique shirts in the collection take inspiration from the G3600, as well as our sporting heritage. The button-placket is replaced with an exposed zip, a nod to vintage cycling shirts and an obvious synergy with our Men’s Authentic collection.
Shirt dresses remain a key part of our Women’s Authentic collection, with styles playing on our sports lineage, such as the ringer T-shirt dresses.
Our pique shirt dresses evolve for spring to include a zipped placket, a gentle nod to our sporting heritage and a new way to style the dress. Smarter options, with button down collar and concealed button plackets reference the Oxford shirts.
With reference to the original military parka jackets that were adopted by the mods in the ‘60s, our Parka detail shirts and shirt dresses have been influenced by the detailing typically found on this iconic outerwear product.
The A-line tennis skirt is a modern take on an original Fred Perry sportswear shape. Made from tricot fabric, it comes with a matching track jacket. Tonal zips and Laurel embroidery replace the typical white features and elevate the piece for a more refined take on a sportswear icon.
The Fred Perry Authentic collection will be available at both Fred Perry Authentic Shops at Cineleisure Orchard #03-07A and ION Orchard #B3-01.
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to introduce a collaboration with Hong Kong-based street fashion brand Madness; A footwear collection that combines Vans Classics with founder, ShawnOn February 9, 2017 / By Nookmag
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is proud to introduce a collaboration with Hong Kong-based street fashion brand Madness; A footwear collection that combines Vans Classics with founder, Shawn Yue’s, fine sense of style and design inspiration. Both brands share similar values that encourage and facilitate creativity. The collection leveraged two Vans iconic styles: the SK8-Hi and the SK8-Mid; which are personal favorites of Shawn’s as they cater to different styles and fit everyday urban life with styling ease.
Both the SK8-Hi and the SK8-Mid key elements include grey and blue tones in full suede upper, creating a low profile two-tone effect. The outsole features “all work and no play makes you mad” which comes from the tattoo on Shawn’s hand inspired by the movie “The Shining” – “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. The proportion and the detail of the tongue gusset are specifically made to fit Shawn’s style allowing you to rock with or without shoelaces and the SK8-Hi features an additional zipper in the rear for easy access.
The collection featuring the two different footwear will be exclusively sold at Vans Ion Orchard,#B3-60 and Limited Edition Vault, 313 Somerset. #04-13 priced at SGD129 each.