Cool, comfortable and ever so versatile, it’s time to treat yourself to Uniqlo’s new collection of UTs (UNIQLO Graphic T-Shirts), which will be available in stores and onlineOn January 28, 2017 / By Nookmag
Cool, comfortable and ever so versatile, it’s time to treat yourself to Uniqlo’s new collection of UTs (UNIQLO Graphic T-Shirts), which will be available in stores and online as early as the end of this month!
The LINE FRIENDS are back again with another UT collaboration! Whether you’re a fan of cool BROWN, expressive CONY, round faced MOON or all of the above, take your pick from the series of UT designs, which will be available online from now and at all Uniqlo stores on 30 January! LINE FRIENDS UTs are priced at SGD14.90 each and are available in Extra Small sizes as well for petite fans!
P.S. Amp up the cheese factor this Valentine’s Day! Play dress up with your other half by sporting matching LINE FRIENDS UTs, which make for a perfect couple #OOTD on Instagram!
The adorable Doraemon UT collection from Uniqlo features the cat-type robot from the 22nd century as well as his younger sister, Dorami. Each UT costs SGD12.90 and the collection will be available on 6 February at all Uniqlo stores and online.
Ladies, be sure to check out the new women’s-only MOOMIN UT Collection at Uniqlo! The Moomins, who are characters in a beautiful fairy tale by Finnish author Tove Jansson, are introduced in this fun UT collection! Featuring loveable Moomintroll, his best friend Snufkin as well as Little My, Stinky and Hattifatteners, this is one collection not to be missed! UTs are sold at SGD14.90 each and will be available at all Uniqlo stores from 6 February onwards.
Enjoy the new LEGO® UT collection from Uniqlo, which showcases delightful designs that capture all the fun of LEGO® bricks! Prices range from SGD14.90 for a Boys’ UT to SGD19.90 for a Boys’ Sweat Pullover and the collection officially hits stores on 6 February. UTs will be sold at all UNIQLO stores, while the Boys’ Sweat Pullovers will be available at selected stores including Uniqlo’s Global Flagship Store at Orchard Central, Suntec City, Bugis+ and Jem®.
Gift your beloved sister, girlfriend or mother with a quirky UT from the Lisa Larson collection, which includes the Swedish ceramic designer and artist’s signature designs such as “Mikey the Cat” and new original sketches as well. The collection will be sold at all Uniqlo stores on 6 February, with prices ranging from SGD14.90 for a Girls’ UT to SGD19.90 for a Women’s Graphic Tunic.
Mandarin Gallery ushers in a prosperous new year in style with two new pop-up stores. This Chinese New Year, shoppers will be spoilt for choice with the offeringsOn January 25, 2017 / By Nookmag
Mandarin Gallery ushers in a prosperous new year in style with two new pop-up stores. This Chinese New Year, shoppers will be spoilt for choice with the offerings at Mandarin Gallery, ranging from modern qipaos inspired by the Peranakan culture, as well as high street looks fresh off the runways in Milan.
Known for its feminine lace numbers and modern qipaos in flattering cuts with its signature fine stitching of lace applique, local fashion label Fuchsia Lane is one of the latest additions at Mandarin Gallery. Founded by Vivienne Ong-Lin, Fuchsia Lane is perfect for ladies looking to dress to impress this festive season, with beautifully modern pieces inspired by the Peranakan artistry and also impeccably handmade by dedicated artisans since 2007.
Also popping-up at Mandarin Gallery is Marcelo Burlon by Surrender, which will run from now to April. Known for its visually bold and culturally-layered image, shoppers can expect to find the full range of the Milan-based fashion brand SS17 collection in store now at its Mandarin Gallery boutique.
From now till 12 February, shoppers who spend a minimum of SGD388* can stand to win SGD800 worth of shopping vouchers in their Festive Draw and also redeem a set of festive red packets and an orange carrier bag. They can also redeem an exclusive Year of the Rooster candy box with a minimum spend of SGD488*.
Lastly, usher in the festivities on a high note by catching a special lion dance performance at Mandarin Gallery on 4 February, Saturday at 1pm.
Fortune Takes Flight will take place from now to 12 February at Mandarin Gallery.
*Up to 3 combined same-day receipts; redemption is to be made on the same day of purchase. Voucher and gifts are limited to 1 redemption per shopper per day. Gifts are while stocks last only.
IN GOOD COMPANY (IGC) kicks off 2017 with the introduction of its first Menswear capsule collection. Similar to its womenswear line, these streamlined wardrobe staples for men carryOn January 23, 2017 / By Nookmag
IN GOOD COMPANY (IGC) kicks off 2017 with the introduction of its first Menswear capsule collection. Similar to its womenswear line, these streamlined wardrobe staples for men carry the same clean-cut aesthetic, quality and finishes that IN GOOD COMPANY is already known for. With its roots grounded in womenswear, IGC’s first menswear capsule is almost gender neutral and modern in its form. These are updated classics that are polished enough to wear more than casually, and fabricated to last many wears and washes.
Rethought functionality and re-invented proportions form the backbone of this smart, modern wardrobe for the urban creative. Their silhouettes and styles are classic but far from basic. Playing with new proportions, certain design elements are accentuated while others that look too familiar are eliminated.
“The ideas behind the designs are instinctive”, says Sven Tan, creative director and co-designer. “As womenswear designers, we’ve always embraced classic design with a twist, but bringing subtlety into menswear requires a different precision. In terms of getting the right proportion and shape, every centimetre matters in the cut. Too much and the style appears ‘off’, too little and the design becomes pedestrian. It’s a challenging balance that is less obvious in womenswear, but a standout trait in our interpretations of a relevant and modern City wardrobe,” shares Sven.
The Basic Blocks
Clean-cut T-shirts and crisp shirts form the foundations of the collection. More than the everyday T-shirt, the functional staple has been reworked with subtle details that stand out without fanfare. Short sleeves are made longer in some, while shoulders are dropped in others; V-necks are sharper, and raglan lines are cut wider. Made largely in fine cotton jersey, these T-shirts feature IN GOOD COMPANY’s signature heat bonded hem for a sharper, cleaner and more refined finish.
On shirts, the commonplace and casual ‘live-in’ shirt is eschewed for crisp, pristine shirts done up with minimal details. Made from three different qualities of cotton poplin of different densities – with stretch for comfort, or with a matt sheen for a modern look – the shirts feature a paper-like tactility in its finish and is almost crispy to the touch. Variations in sleeve lengths and collar styles feature throughout the shirts but they all retain a consistent boxy, modern cut. The day of the slim-fit shirt is over.
Also in the capsule are tailored shorts in Japanese denim, linen or light summer wool – some elongated, some tailored, some more casual; relaxed cut drawstring trousers, cotton gabardine tailored crop trousers, and utilitarian pants with ankle straps; bomber jackets in wool crepe and lightweight cotton gabardine that feature minimalist details; a single drawstring haversack completes the capsule.
Colours are neutral foundations such as white, black, melange grey, navy, and khaki, and balanced by off-beat accents divided into soft and hard tones. Soft, warm shades of blush, mauve, nude, sand and tangerine, achieve a sharp overall look when paired with ‘hard’ intense tones such as military, cement, charcoal, teal, steel blue, and chocolate.
The IN GOOD COMPANY Menswear collection launched on 6 January, with a second drop delivering in March. Prices range from SGD109-139 for t-shirts; SGD119-169 for shirts; SGD89-189 for shorts; SGD159-289 for trousers; SGD189-279 for jackets.
Collaboration | IGC x NOTA
Following a philosophy that is embodied in its very name, IN GOOD COMPANY has collaborated with custom footwear label, NOTA (None Of The Above). Launched in December 2015 and headquartered in Sydney, NOTA is helmed by three friends with a passion for shoes and dressing well. Embracing a design philosophy similar to IGC’s, NOTA offers custom-made sneakers and dress shoes for individualists with a discerning taste for minimalist designs and refined quality at sharp price points. The IGC x NOTA sneaker features clean lines, a streamline toe box, thin waxed laces finished with custom metallic lace caps for a luxe finish. Crafted in full grain calf leather with lightly cushioned linings for additional comfort, the exclusive sneakers are available in Chalk White, Nude, and Navy. IGC x NOTA Leather Sneakers retails at SGD239.
IN GOOD COMPANY Menswear & IGC x NOTA shoes are available exclusively at ION Orchard #B1-06.
H&M is proud to reveal its 2017 Chinese New Year campaign images featuring actor and actress, Li Chen and Fan Bingbing. Captured by iconic fashion photographer Chen Man,On January 21, 2017 / By Nookmag
H&M is proud to reveal its 2017 Chinese New Year campaign images featuring actor and actress, Li Chen and Fan Bingbing. Captured by iconic fashion photographer Chen Man, fans can finally preview the full campaign images portraying love and joy from the celebrity couple. Combining oriental aesthetics with a contemporary twist, the campaign illustrates the celebration of the Spring Festival. The collection is selling exclusively in 9 selected markets in Asia, including Singapore.
“It’s great that a global brand like H&M has curated a special Chinese New Year collection for fashion lovers in Asia and I am very honoured to shoot and be a part of the creative process of this year’s campaign. Expressing Chinese cultural elements with a modernistic approach is what I have always pursued in my work. Shooting Li Chen and Bingbing in the collection against a traditional backdrop was a modern way to express the festivities of this special Chinese Holiday,” says Chen Man
Fronting a fashion campaign for the first time as a couple, H&M’s Chinese New Year campaign captures the happiness and love between the couple Li Chen and Fan Bingbing. Through Chen Man’s unconventional art direction, the couple was photographed at a Chinese courtyard in Beijing dressed in contemporary outfits, fusing the long-established culture with fresh and modern fashion.
As Chinese New Year preparations such as spring cleaning are underway, H&M continues its commitment to social and environmental responsibility by offering a convenient solution for customers to leave their unwanted garments or home textiles of any brand and in any condition at H&M stores across the country. Customers will receive a 15% discount voucher for every bag of unwanted garments or home textiles they bring. Terms and conditions apply.
Celebrate The Year of The Rooster in style at H&M
To usher in the new year, H & M has also introduced the 2017 Chinese New Year collection, showcasing a wardrobe of contemporary and sports influenced designs, with culturally significant shades of red and gold. The range includes an assortment of fashion-forward pieces for ladies, men and kids. The collection will be sold exclusively in 9 selected markets in Asia from January 12, 2017.
“We want to celebrate the essence of the Chinese New Year, interpreting the festivity with a contemporary collection. Mixing femininity with the effortlessness of the urban woman, while the enthusiastic colour palette nods to the traditional Chinese holiday,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.
“It’s about creating a fresh new take on the Lunar New Year attire with refined sportive styles. The menswear collection elevates classic pieces into smart and relaxed looks, making each piece effortless and long-lasting throughout the season,” says Andreas Löwenstam, Head of Menswear Design at H&M.
Bridging the resonance of traditional culture with effortless chic designs, the collection is infused with festive colours – red and gold, and Spring Festival inspired prints on modern silhouettes. Sophisticated feather patterns, symbolic of the Rooster year, are printed onto a bold red flare dress. Elevate your style by mixing gold accessories inspired by Chinese motifs, such as the ruyi knots, with an earthy tone knit top and a pair of denim pants. Complete your look by dressing up with a pair of rose red pumps with frill details, or dressing down with a pair of gold sneakers.
The menswear collection presents a cross between contemporary and sportive designs. The bomber jacket – fashion’s latest must-have in grey can be perfectly paired with the red sweater. Colour balancing is key this Lunar New Year; pull off the look with a pair of black slim-fit joggers and sneakers. The collection which is also inspired by oriental styles, features cranes intricately embroidered on a sweater and the back of a jacket. Men’s essentials such as the box-tee or shirts are available in versatile tones making it easy to mix and match.
For girls, a strong palette of bright red with prints and sequin embellishment dominate the collection. Dress up for this joyous occasion with the ballerina inspired tutu dress or opt for a more casual look with the heart-shaped pattern knitted sweater and matching skirt.
For boys, it is all about the casual dapper style; match the stripe shirt with a red bow tie or the red rooster pullover on a white shirt. Mix-and-match the style with essential apparels such as a pair of denim pants and sneakers for a more relaxed finish.
Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand and retailer, is excited to announce the extension collection of StudiøGrand which debuted in August 2016. As the newOn January 15, 2017 / By Nookmag
Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand and retailer, is excited to announce the extension collection of StudiøGrand which debuted in August 2016.
As the new season approaches, Cole Haan presents a new iteration of dress and casual footwear through several new styles for the pre-Spring 2017 season. Featuring individualistic styles that are made to move, StudiøGrand is the new collection for women who make the most of every step, from studio to street and beyond.
Every day is its own workout, and now there’s a collection to match the hustle. StudiøGrand represents the meeting of femininity, form, and function in minimalist silhouettes with extraordinary flexibility.
Introducing the StudiøGrand Pack & Go Trainer for this season, this versatile women’s footwear is designed with Grand.OS Energy Foam that brings all day standing comfort, together with adaptive flexibility that enables the sole to move with more agility.
With its slimmed down sole, the StudiøGrand Pack & Go Trainer is an astonishingly lightweight shoe. It is also designed with engineered upper materials to promote airflow for rapid evaporation and cooling, allowing the shoe to be dynamically breathable.
StudiøGrand Pack and Go Sneaker, SGD299, available in stores from 17 February onwards:
StudiøGrand Knit Sneaker, SGD359, available in stores now:
StudiøGrand Perf Sneaker, SGD359, available in stores now:
StudiøGrand Weave Sneakers, SGD399, available in stores now:
The StudioGrand collection will be available in stores at:
Suntec City, North Wing, 01-473
ASICS brings its technology and footwear expertise to inspire a new audience of fitness enthusiasts as it gears up to roll out a full range of fitness solutionsOn January 13, 2017 / By Nookmag
ASICS brings its technology and footwear expertise to inspire a new audience of fitness enthusiasts as it gears up to roll out a full range of fitness solutions from head-to-toe in 2017. In addition to a collection of stylish, layering gym wear, ASICS launches FIT YUI and CONVICTION X footwear as part of its new flex and power training collections. Both products will be available in January, to kick-start the New Year. The FIT YUI will retail for SGD159 a pair while the CONVICTION X will retail for SGD179 per pair.
Advanced Technologies That Work Best When You Put Them To Work
Designed for two very different workouts, FIT YUI and CONVICTION X use advanced technologies and materials that adapt to the body’s natural movements during training as they work to optimize individual workout results.
Uniquely designed to support women’s studio workouts, FIT YUI’s individual fit and flexibility provides total freedom of movement whilst delivering superior comfort, support and style:
GEL Cushioning improved cushioning for comfort and protection
CONVICTION X is engineered to help men and women improve performance under the most intense conditions during their power workouts. Made possible by the scientists at ASICS Institute of Sport Science, it uses proprietary technologies and materials for more breathability whilst maintaining stability grip and durability:
“FIT YUI and CONVICTION X mark a series of new innovations for 2017, as we take our expertise and technology in footwear to create all-round fitness solutions,” comments Paul Miles, Senior General Manager, Global Marketing Division, ASICS Corporation.
“Throughout the year, we aim to engage and motivate fitness enthusiasts as we invite them to try on these new products for themselves and put them to the test through the ASICS ‘What Matters Is You’ conversations.”
Our tech works best when you put it to work, What Matters Is You. To join in or follow the ‘What Matters is You’ conversation online, use the hashtag #WhatMattersIs now.
For more information on ASICS Training visit this site.
Converse announces the release of a limited Chuck Taylor All Star “PHANTACi”edition in partnership with PHANTACi, to commemorate their 10th anniversary. With Mandopop superstar Jay Chou, the creativeOn January 13, 2017 / By Nookmag
Converse announces the release of a limited Chuck Taylor All Star “PHANTACi”edition in partnership with PHANTACi, to commemorate their 10th anniversary. With Mandopop superstar Jay Chou, the creative director of the fashion label, the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star high top sneakers have been transformed with PHANTACi’s famous shark camouflage print, coupled with some pop detailing using their brand’s signature pink colour.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star has grown to become a world-renowned lifestyle label amongst any street culture-kids/trend-setters. To celebrate PHANTACi’s 10th year anniversary, a collaboration plan was rolled out to create this special edition with PHANTACi’s famous shark camouflage print, coupled with a pink sock-liner, and heel license plate to give a soft touch. In addition, the heel of the sock-liner is embedded with a print stating “NEVER GIVE UP”, PHANTACI’s brand slogan which conveys the conviction of the brand that they hold on to since 2006 hence achieving what they have become today.
PHANTACi was founded in 2006 by Asian pop icon Jay Chou and his team. With a goal to infuse fantasies into day to day life, from Taipei to the rest of the world, and to encourage people to pursue their own fantasy journey, PHANTACi aims to spread the “NEVER GIVE UP” brand spirit around, regardless of the difficulties encountered.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star PHANTACi will be available at the PHANTACi Singapore retail store and Converse select retail stores at Ngee Ann City and Vivo City, from 18 January 2017 at a retail price of SGD129.90.
PUMA Singapore has launched two new concept stores in Paragon and Bugis+. Introducing the new Forever Faster 2 concept, both stores are conceptualized to mirror PUMA’s brand ethosOn January 11, 2017 / By Nookmag
PUMA Singapore has launched two new concept stores in Paragon and Bugis+. Introducing the new Forever Faster 2 concept, both stores are conceptualized to mirror PUMA’s brand ethos of weaving sports into lifestyle and will house the widest selection of the latest offerings from PUMA’s athletic fashion and fitness categories for lifestyle wear or for training purposes.
Starting at the facade, with the campaign of the season, the consumer experiences the PUMA brand DNA throughout their entire journey. Showcased through 360 package across clearly designated sections in accordance to categories and clearly split by gender, the layout is strategised to facilitate ease and aid customer understanding of the products – all with the intention to offer an enhanced purchasing experience for all shoppers. With PUMA’s strong heritage as a footwear company, the impressive selection will also be showcased on an extensive footwear wall that will be one of the key features in the store.
Situated along Orchard Road, in the heart of Singapore’s shopping district, the PUMA store at Paragon mall is a 979 sq ft. concept store, and is now opened. The 1,712 sq ft. concept store in Bugis+ is strategically housed in the vibrant youth enclave, and will be opened in January 2017.
“With the rise in sporting habits and the convergence of athletic wear and fashion across the globe, we saw an opportunity to highlight our unique offerings to better cater to the needs of consumers”, says Gabriel Yap, Head of Marketing at PUMA Southeast Asia. “The launch of the FOREVER FASTER 2 stores has been a really exciting venture for us and I am confident that this new platform will heighten the brand experience with a more focused and distinct curation of our key products”, he adds.
Store Opening Promotion
In conjunction with the opening of the new PUMA Forever Faster 2 concept stores, shoppers at PUMA Paragon will enjoy a free PUMA Backpack with transactions over SGD150, and shoppers at PUMA Bugis+ will enjoy a free PUMA Cross Body Bag with transactions over SGD150. Both promotions are available while stocks last.
PUMA Forever Faster 2
#04-43, 290 Orchard Road
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily
#02-18, 201 Victoria Street
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 10pm Daily
New Balance 247 Luxe Boston-based New Balance Athletics, Inc. is excited to release a brand new lifestyle silhouette, the 247. Designed with the modern, urban lifestyle in mind,On January 1, 2017 / By Nookmag
New Balance 247 Luxe
Boston-based New Balance Athletics, Inc. is excited to release a brand new lifestyle silhouette, the 247. Designed with the modern, urban lifestyle in mind, classic New Balance quality and craftsmanship is fused with modern performance-inspired details for a truly new, contemporary silhouette. The New Balance 247 Luxe will be available at Leftfoot Entrepot and Limited Edt Vault from 7 January for a suggested retail price of SGD169.
The New Balance 247 offers a new look, feel and fit, but draws inspiration from iconic New Balance models to remain grounded in the brand DNA. Tapping into the sophistication of New Balance’s reputation for premium leathers, quality and craftsmanship, the 247 Luxe is done in full-grain leather with asymmetrical engineered perforation details that are combined with a stretch synthetic nubuck sock construction for enhanced fit and a contemporary look. Inspiration from heritage models includes the asymmetrical detail on the toe vamp that is a subtle reference to the 1300; a collar strap design taken from the 574 and 576; and, a sleeker more lightweight version of the 998 midsole.
“The Luxe pack is what New Balance does best – premium, quality materials and craftsmanship in combination with sophisticated styling and superior comfort,” said Brian Lynn, Senior Product Manager, Global Lifestyle. “Their versatility means they look just as good in a more formal setting as they do in a casual one – the perfect 24/7 companion.”
“We are incredibly excited and proud to introduce our latest lifestyle offering – the 247. The 247 is the first new model created as part of our commitment to create footwear designed for our evolutionary concept, ‘Style of Your Life’. A nod to our iconic styling but a major step forward in representing the intersection where sport and life meet,” said Shinichi Kubota, Vice President, Global Lifestyle. “The cutting edge 247 design combines the craftsmanship, technology, comfort and fit New Balance is legendary for and offers the versatility needed for the modern style seeker consumer and their round-the-clock lifestyle.”
The New Balance 247 was designed to be suitable for all occasions and versatile for the always-on-the-go lifestyle. To celebrate the style and its relevance to a modern lifestyle, New Balance will be hosting seven events in global cities that highlight local culture and community. Events will take place in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul on Saturday, 7 January.
UNDFTD x New Balance Trailbuster “Unbalanced”
Also new in stores this season, the latest in New Balance’s Trailbuster series features a joint effort with UNDFTD to release the “Unbalanced” collection, which includes the classic New Balance Trailbuster and Trailbuster Re-engineered. Both styles are now available for a
suggested retail price of SGD209 exclusively at Limited Edt Vault.
The UNDFTD x New Balance Trailbusters were designed to combine function for outdoor athleticism with a sense of counter culture. The classic UNDFTD x New Balance Trailbuster is done in full black leather with pops of white suede on the N logo and debossed UNDFTD leopard printed foxing.
Additional details include a perforated leather tongue; leather lining; branded leather memory top insole; reflective lace and N underlay; and, splatter- printed midsole. The all black leather design on the original silhouette remains authentic to the classic design concept.
The UNDFTD x New Balance Trailbuster Re-engineered upper is done in white no-sew overlays with pops of black suede on the N logo and debossed UNDFTD leopard printed foxing. Additional details include a splatter-printed midsole; reflective N logo and white lace; and, a branded leather memory top insole. The white design was reworked with accents of black to speak to the new materials and technology found in the sport style Trailbuster Re-engineered.
Both styles represent the UNDFTD lifestyle and ethos as they appeal to all demographics, across all ages and cultural backgrounds. Designed as an all-inclusive product, the shoes speak for the qualities of athleticism, fashion, and culture that remain timeless.
A$AP Rocky is as gifted in fashion as he is in rapping. Known not to mince his words — Lord Flacko says whatever Lord Flacko wants, be itOn December 31, 2016 / By Jamie Lee
A$AP Rocky is as gifted in fashion as he is in rapping. Known not to mince his words — Lord Flacko says whatever Lord Flacko wants, be it in interviews or his songs — the Harlem-born rapper, producer, and actor also expresses himself wildly through fashion. We pick out 7 style elements from this fashion killa’s wardrobe.
GRAPHICS: A$AP Rocky likes his prints, and does it on the overload. Google him — some of it might blind you, but he doesn’t give a damn.
FEMME: Leopard prints and wooly pink coats — you’d think these belong to a girl, but a confident man knows how to rock feminine (or oft-associated to be feminine) styles.
LEATHER: Check out the photo on the left: A$AP Rocky injected some edge into this otherwise formal number with ripped jeans and a leather jacket. Leather can easily transform an outfit from ordinary to bad ass.
BOLD EMBROIDERIES: A$AP Rocky is the perfect example of the Mark Twain quote, “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” On paper, a dog-embroidered bomber jacket or a plaid sweater with fruit (?) prints sound like a tacky disaster, but he manages to look effortlessly chic in these. (Also, he’s wearing the same pair of jeans in both outfits — he’s just like us!)
PLAID: Everyone has plaid in their wardrobes. You’re now one step closer to looking like Lord Flacko.
SNEAKERS: On the left is Rick Owens for Adidas running sneakers, and on the right a classic Jeremy Scott Wings for Adidas. Dress as shabby as you want folks, just stun your audience with a sick pair of sneakers.
SUITS: This handsome rapper looks immaculate in any suit he puts on, be it a sharp Topman number (right) or a loose Acne wool suit. Find a suit that is proportionate to your frame, and you’re good to go.
Put your best foot forward this summer with the Singapore debut of EMU Australia, a premium Australian footwear brand! Pronounced ‘eem-you’, the brand is styled after the AustralianOn December 25, 2016 / By Nookmag
Put your best foot forward this summer with the Singapore debut of EMU Australia, a premium Australian footwear brand! Pronounced ‘eem-you’, the brand is styled after the Australian national bird known for its resourcefulness, and takes inspiration from its unique Australian heritage and ever natural surroundings. Made from the finest natural materials, EMU Australia features a diverse range of fashion-forward footwear designed for the modern millennial woman who demands comfort and style.
EMU Australia’s Spring Summer 2017 Collection includes classic styles that have been reinterpreted with new materials. Strong bursts of colours, exotic palm prints and metallics are spliced with sports-inspired elements to create a feminine yet bold statement, delivering luxurious chic to the modern woman.
Whether it’s an ankle boot, chic wedge or summer flat, this new collection, designed in Australia, focuses on functional fashion with a sense of adventure. Kicking off with 60 different shoes across five key themes, EMU promises the modern woman a collection that takes them from day to night, and from work to play.
Tropical vibes and daytime glamour, drawing inspiration from all things fern and jungle, this exclusive print exemplifies the tropical balmy hues of summer. Anchoring this collection is an espadrille range with breathable canvas uppers, the Agonis and Gum shoes also come with an EVA foam insole for extra comfort and a traction outsole for durability.
Using the finest leathers that have been hand-dip dyed, EMU Australia presents a mix of classic silhouettes in this collection. The perfect addition to her summer wardrobe, raw leather is employed for long lasting support and comfort while exotic perforated leather and high shine metallic detailing add to the finishing touch.
Made for city adventures, the heels in this collection deliver elegance with comfort integrated at every turn. A leather-wrapped insole boarding with an EVA foam top layer allows for a softer step, giving the modern woman the extra spring she needs in her footsteps. Each shoe comes with a 3-inch stacked leather heel that has a lightweight core, making it the perfect companion for women on the go.
Sport an effortless off-duty look with a hint of athleticism. Using a mix of premium perforations in earthy shades and metallic accents, Lorne and Numerella are decked out with super lightweight soles, giving the modern woman the ability to traverse anywhere and everywhere in comfort and style.
Channel a relaxed, insouciance vibe with Iris, Yarra and Juniper. Crafted with a lightweight and flexible Phylon midsole and a wrapped contoured memory foam foot-bed, these shoes are so comfortable that they allow the modern woman to lounge about all day without a care in the world.
Known for its fun and adventurous approach, the spring range of EMU Australia’s Littles collection sees some of our kids’ favourite animals, reinterpreted in sneaker form. Indulge your child with a variety of animal sneakers featuring a memory foam insole that lends superior support and comfort! From swampy lagoons to the delicate rainforest wildlife, Littles offers something for every child.
EMU Australia’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection will be available at Takashimaya, Metro and Robinsons departmental stores from February 2017. Prices start from SGD79 for the women’s collection and SGD59 for kids.
This December, The WYLD Shop introduces Nana Judy, a premium street wear label from Melbourne, to Singapore for the very first time. The brand embraces design aesthetics inspiredOn December 3, 2016 / By Nookmag
This December, The WYLD Shop introduces Nana Judy, a premium street wear label from Melbourne, to Singapore for the very first time. The brand embraces design aesthetics inspired by the confident, carefree attitude of the young and free.
Mirage, the latest collection by Nana Judy was derived from the origins of the word – Latin term mirari – meaning “to look at, to wonder at”. “Free spirit” is the core essence of this collection’s design, and is apparent through its range of easy to wear pieces and styles set for the festive season through embracing innovative details, prints and fabrications that take on the mirage ethos.
The arid Californian desert landscape and its distinctive natural Earth tones have influenced the colour palette of this collection. The feel is applied through the use of acid washes including the tones Sand, Burgundy and Camouflage. The Mirage collection has Liberty inspired prints along with our renowned design aesthetic of innovation with new design lines, and new details forming the must see Mirage Collection.
Nana Judy: The Mirage Collection is priced from SGD59.90 to SGD119.90 and is available in limited pieces only at The WYLD Shop.
Our tastes are some of the greatest indicators of who we are – the films we watch, the clothes we wear, etc. What we choose to entertain ourselvesOn November 15, 2016 / By Nookmag
Our tastes are some of the greatest indicators of who we are – the films we watch, the clothes we wear, etc. What we choose to entertain ourselves with is a reflection of our personality. As a brand that has shunned conventional watch industry standards since 2012, SEVENFRIDAY understands the need to stand out and stand up for who they are. Its industrial avant-garde watches aside, SEVENFRIDAY’s love for all things different has led to several global lifestyle elements. From a bistro lounge that doubles up as a watch gallery in Jakarta, to a full-on punk rock gig in London, SEVENFRIDAY has embodied the philosophy that different is better.
This year, the brand delves deeper into the world of sub-cultures and music, presenting SEVENFRIDAY LIVE, an experience like no other. A music experience for the discerning tastemaker, SEVENFRIDAY Live was born out of the same passion for music that one can find in underground secret gigs – a do-it-yourself attitude laced with a rebellious streak for all things commercial. Kicking off the inaugural experience in Singapore, SEVENFRIDAY Live saw Singapore’s most underrated musical export Xhin (pronounced “sheen”) take the stage.
Best described as a “sound futurist”, the multi-instrumentalist has dabbled in several sub-genres from progressive metal to minimal tech and played in high-profile clubs all across the world. Xhin’s set took guests into the industrial world of distortion and electrical riffs, a reflection of SEVENFRIDAY’s unique design philosophy.
Alongside Xhin onstage was local singer-songwriter Anise on her violin, bringing a unique live experience, by fusing progressive metal with jazz, classical and electronic elements. In a set that showed off the diverse influences of both artistes, Anise proved that the violin need not be pigeonholed to classical music.
SEVENFRIDAY Live was inspired by founder Daniel Niederer’s love for music. “Music is, in my opinion, one of the most emotional artforms, with different styles appealing to different moods and/or personalities. It can easily unite people of different cultures, religions and races and is a possible powerful tool to spread a message of freedom.”
At the transformed Cherry Discotheque, SEVENFRIDAY Live also saw the artwork of visual designer, FrankNitty3000, bringing guests on an alternative journey. Pushing the boundaries of conventional norms, Frank describes his artwork as the “deformation and juxtaposition of familiar existing still imagery” that has been given a second moving life.
The visceral experience of senses is just the first step for SEVENFRIDAY Live. In taking SEVENFRIDAY Live on a global tour, the brand hopes to bring together fans of the brand and immerse them in the ever-bold world of music. As SEVENFRIDAY believes, “Show me, don’t tell me.” What other form of passion is as hard to describe as the love for music? So show us, don’t tell us what the reflection of your personality is.
Xhin (pronounced as “sheen”) has been crafting ominous cuts of cutting-edge electronic music since 1997. Building a forte in sound design, he is best described as a sound futurist. His identical rhythmic structure and compositional techniques which incorporate elements of techno, tight sub bass, ambient and IDM delivers a hint of chaotic soundscape amidst artistry. Xhin is now signed to Berlin-based techno label, Stroboscopic Artefacts to release his dark, intense and experimental side of things. This will be yet again the beginning of an old new direction for him to explore and experiment sounds even deeper for his future releases.
Singer-songwriter Anise writes about her hometown Singapore and the heartbreak her situation sometimes brings; and occasionally also about the rough terrain of love and loss. Her soft vocals have been described as ‘feathery’ and ‘misty’, and her stage presence lures the audience into her cocoon of nervous energy. Anise pairs off-kilter chords with tender lyrics and poignant storytelling into her songs.
Starting his dynamic career in The Netherlands, Frank graduated from the esteemed Design Academy Eindhoven in 2005. In a few short years, Frank has developed a unique visual aesthetic and fervent enthusiasm in all of his work. He has worked in Europe, Tokyo, creating films and ads for brands like Adidas, Reebok and Heineken. Frank’s work can be described as vibrant & energetic yet poetic at times. His experience with short and long format as well as his technical expertise allows him to push the boundaries of conventional norms. He is a multi-faceted talent with a keen eye for detail and polished execution.
For its annual “Holiday Collector” Edition, Lacoste takes us on an unusual journey, an idea that came about after Felipe Oliveira Baptista, the house’s creative director, met Jean-PaulOn November 13, 2016 / By Nookmag
For its annual “Holiday Collector” Edition, Lacoste takes us on an unusual journey, an idea that came about after Felipe Oliveira Baptista, the house’s creative director, met Jean-Paul Goude. The former gave the latter carte blanche to design not only the logo on limited-edition items – polo shirts and tote – but also their packaging and ad campaigns for Christmas.
The Lacoste crocodile as seen through the eyes of Jean-Paul Goude
The imaginary Africa of his childhood, his love of dance and his infatuation with the Bauhaus.
Jean-Paul Goude, “graphic artist” as he likes to term himself, left his indelible mark on the 80s and 90s through his work with his muse, Grace Jones, and the various TV spots he did for brands such as Chanel, Perrier and the Galeries Lafayette.
In this edition, dressed-up and sophisticated are two parading saurians, straight out of Jean-Paul Goude’s imaginary world, embroidered upon the items of a capsule collection comprised of men’s and women’s polo shirts, as well as a tote bag.
The short or long-sleeved heavy cotton piqué polo shirts for men and women come in 4 classic and timeless colors: white, navy, green or red. As for the tote bag, one of the 2 graphics that characterize this edition is embroidered on the navy small leather piqué of a tote from the “Chantaco” line.
The Lacoste by Jean-Paul Goude collection will only be available at Lacoste Wisma Atria and Lacoste Vivocity from 14 November 2016.
Airtime with Jean-Paul Goude (JPG) & Felipe Oliveira Baptista (FOB)
How did the LACOSTE by Jean-Paul Goude project come about?
I admire Jean-Paul’s work and I knew he esteemed LACOSTE and was ready to do something with us, in his main field of activity, which is communication. But we had this “LACOSTE collector” project, which gives carte blanche to designers and artists, so I seized the opportunity. This project looked rather well suited to his strong universe.
Felipe came to visit one day and there was a moment of grace. We were happy to meet. It happened very simply, almost as if he had told me: “We are playing tennis this afternoon. Wanna join us?”
A carte blanche to an artist does not normally lead to such a spectacle.
With time, the project grew bigger and bigger, until we decided to do a mini-performance. For this project, Felipe would be Diaghilev, LACOSTE would be the Ballets Russes and I would be Tamara Karsavina, no less.
The great thing with Jean-Paul is that he immediately took a very personal route. He was already bonding with the crocodile. This collaboration ends with a campaign, which is exactly where Jean-Paul wanted to start.
Everything happened spontaneously.
Did you give Jean-Paul Goude precise instructions?
It was not a commission. It was an invitation, a real carte blanche. It was Jean-Paul who was to express his vision, to make decisions, and give his interpretation of the crocodile. I didn’t say: “I want it to look typically Jean-Paul in this or that way”. It was all pretty organic. My role was to choose someone I admire, whose work I find interesting, and whom I could help express his vision. I was personally involved, almost to support this expression. There was no brief. These cartes blanches are little windows of freedom.
Was it easy to reinterpret the LACOSTE logo?
I didn’t know what to do…crocodiles are sort of funny… What if we dressed up as crocodiles? That is better suited to my aesthetic. We would craft them in paper, very simply. It would have to look effortless. That is real elegance! I had no idea how difficult making simple things could be. To make the process agreeable, I added in some personal themes, as I often do in my work.
For you, the crocodile is the “Bad Boy” of the jungle, away from the discreet sportswear image of the brand.
When I was a child, the LACOSTE crocodile was already very famous. He was not alone: There was also the Michelin Man, the Laughing Cow, and I was going to say the Kodakettes, but they came much later! In the first sketches I showed Felipe during our first meetings, I always added in writing “The crocodile is man’s best friend”. But in the collective unconscious, the crocodile is generally seen like this [He shows a sketch. Out of the crocodile’s closed mouth comes a pair of legs that the animal is trying to swallow alive]. I was never to refer to this kind of imagery, although the brand itself has already done in the past. There are photographs showing René Lacoste at home in his living room, holding a dangerous stuffed crocodile with a leash.
The brand must allow itself to take liberties with its logo and what it stands for. Taking the crocodile to Africa, which means to a different geographical area, sets the brand, as well as in motion.
The fact that the logo is discreetly worn by LACOSTE fans, does not mean we shouldn’t tell a story that has nothing to do with discretion. “Crocodile” was the nickname given by an American journalist to René Lacoste, in the 30s, as a reference to his tenacity on the courts. He would never let go of its prey.
What will the crocodile ballet be about?
A wedding dance between two extremely sophisticated saurians. A ballet of automata, a bit like the one I showed during my exhibition at the 21_21 museum in Tokyo in 2014. I have always loved dance. Whenever an opportunity arises, the choreographer in me awakens and tries to mount a ballet. The Bicentennial parade was nothing else but that. I have done the same thing forever. I dance and I draw pictures. That is all I can do.
What about the costumes?
So… for ladies, we have this wedding dress in folded origami paper, optical fiber and corrugated fiberboard, and for gentlemen, there is the same thing, plus a penile sheath, also in folded paper. The cotton embroideries on the polo shirts illustrate the costumed characters.
So everything always starts with drawings?
Yes, because I am primarily a graphic artist like they say, a “photographic designer”, just to remind that photography is also graphic design.
Is it also about animation?
Yes. Once the drawing is done, all animations are possible, provided of course you master them. TV spots, social networks, etc…
What do the mask and pointed hat worn by your characters stand for?
These are recurring elements in my work. The Bauhaus is one of my favorite references, especially Oscar Schlemmer and his “triadic ballet”. My own ballet has more to do with an oversized music box whose costumed characters glide while turning on themselves, like at a fashion show.
What about the music?
It is purely rhythmic. A kind of incantation. It is about reviving the ghosts of the Palais de la Porte Dorée and making them come back for a night. That is the underlying idea behind the project.
The Vincennes Zoo holds a great place in your imagination.
Yes, and for the same reasons that I am fascinated with the Palais de la Porte Dorée. With its gigantic concrete rock, the Vincennes Zoo was so close to where we lived with my parents that when it was hot during summer, we could smell the scent of stable litter from miles away. At night, like in a fairytale Africa, under shining stars, you could hear wild beasts roar.
Was occupying the Palais de Porte Dorée a dream for you?
It contents has changed many times: today Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie, Musée de la France d’Outre-Mer, Musée des colonies and still his Aquarium tropical with crocodiles; for me, it will always be the Palais de la Porte Dorée. I have dreamed about it since my childhood. This place is the inspiration of my life.
TC Acoustic has launched the Erato Apollo 7 (SGD499), a truly wireless stereo earphones – purely earbuds and with no cable between them. With a barely-there feel atOn November 9, 2016 / By Nookmag
TC Acoustic has launched the Erato Apollo 7 (SGD499), a truly wireless stereo earphones – purely earbuds and with no cable between them. With a barely-there feel at 4g, Erato Audio uses the most advanced 4.1 Bluetooth technology that supports multiple codecs – aptX, AAC and SBC – to bring you the clearest CD-like audio quality, wirelessly. The Apollo 7 was first funded as a Kickstarter project and its design has since won the 2015 Red Dot Honourable Mention Award.
Unlike most other similar sized earphones on the market today, the dMEMS omnidirectional microphone with an input sensitivity of -42dB (+/- 2dB) allows for a crisp, clear hands free solution on the go. With a single multifunctional button, you can power on/off, take a call, play music, skip tracks, change volume or even access Siri and Google Now easily by tapping, holding, or double-tapping on the button. With no dominant earbud and both acting as antennas, the Erato Apollo 7 provides a stronger and more stable connection.
The Erato Apollo 7 provides great sound isolation as its foam tips not only seal ear canals from environmental distractions, but the heat-activated memory foam also expands and moulds to every unique ear canal shape, creating a custom secure fit. Waterproof, the earphone nano-coating offers excellent liquid protection.
The earphones offer 3hrs music play time and 4hrs talk time and are available in space grey, silver and gold. It also comes in an aluminum charging case that provides the convenience of two full earphone charges even with the case unplugged. The case also features a clear LED indicator to show battery status.
Each full Erato Apollo 7 package comes with the following :
Two earbuds (L & R Channel)
Silicon Earpieces (S, M, L)
Comply T600 tips (S, M, L)
Stabilizer Pairs (S, M, L)
Portable Charging Case (Built-In battery)
Micro USB Charging Cable
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Transcend style with Pedro throughout the seasons in the culmination of emblematic looks from a rising brand of modern luxury. Currently operating 93 stores in 16 countries includingOn November 7, 2016 / By Nookmag
Transcend style with Pedro throughout the seasons in the culmination of emblematic looks
from a rising brand of modern luxury. Currently operating 93 stores in 16 countries including China, Indonesia, Morocco, and Singapore, PEDROSHOES.com celebrates its 1st anniversary this year on 11 November.
The brand has successfully built a strong online presence in 9 different countries – Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Australia, United Kingdom and the United States of America – making it one of the major milestones the brand has achieved.
Lauded for its sophisticated style in its line of footwear for men and women, the brand launched its first line of men’s footwear in Singapore back in 2006. Subsequently, it expanded into the women’s line 3 years later. With international influence for both men and women, the brand is the embodiment of sophistication and style.
With a strong retail presence, PEDROSHOES.com aims to be a one-stop online destination to satisfy all the expectations and demands of the modern fashion elites. The brand is committed to constantly adapting to the ever-changing digital environment to be in line with what’s new to ensure that customers are able to experience the best digital interactions while shopping at PEDROSHOES.com. It is fast in adapting to the changes in order to enhance its products and services online by keeping abreast with the market demands and consumer’s behaviors.
For a personalized shopping experience online, the brand also consistently stays engaged with its valued customers via its live chat service. Also, its passion for fashion is reflected in the creative content which aims to inspire all fashion enthusiasts.
In celebration of its 1st Anniversary, PEDROSHOES.com has designed an exclusive denim tote bag to be given out to online customers with a minimum purchase for a month. A versatile accessory, fashionistas would use it to carry daily essentials for a casual dressy weekend look.
Pedro Retails Outlets in Singapore
200 Victoria Street
#01-03 Bugis Junction
Tel: (65) 6338 0538
68 Orchard Road
#01-03 Plaza Singapura
Tel: (65) 6338 0536
391 Orchard Road
Tel: (65) 6339 8173
2 Orchard Turn
#B3-10 Ion Orchard
Tel: (65) 6238 2067
1 HarbourFront Walk
#02-186 Vivo City
Tel: (65) 6376 5012
3 Temasek Boulevard
#01-338 Suntec City
Tel: (65) 6338 3976
370 Alexandra Road
#01-29 Anchorpoint (Outlet Store)
Tel: (65) 6472 6963
50 Jurong Gateway Road
Tel: (65) 6734 8041
435 Orchard Road
#B1-32/33/34 Wisma Atria
Tel: (65) 6835 9517
1 Raffles Link
#B1-30 Citylink Mall
Tel: (65) 6835 9511
2 Bayfront Avenue
#B2-100 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Tel: (65) 6634 9454
2 Jurong East Street 21
Tel: (65) 6563 9019
UNIQLO is proud to lend its support towards the Purple Parade this year, a movement that supports the inclusion and celebrates the abilities of persons with special needs!On November 4, 2016 / By Nookmag
UNIQLO is proud to lend its support towards the Purple Parade this year, a movement that supports the inclusion and celebrates the abilities of persons with special needs! The Purple Parade, which takes place on 5 November 2016 from 3pm to 7pm at Suntec City, will see up to 20 UNIQLO staff volunteering for the annual event as well as special in-store activities organised to raise the awareness of this meaningful movement.
As such, a photo booth will be specially set up at the entrance of the CSR exhibition at UNIQLO Suntec City, where shoppers are encouraged to snap a photo at the booth and hashtag #GoPurpleSG on their social media platforms to spread the word and lend their support towards this initiative. The store display windows beside the sidewalk will also be decorated with Purple Parade tapestry in commemoration of the event.
In addition, shoppers dressed in purple on 5 November 2016, who are also users of UNIQLO’s mobile app, get to enjoy a special price of SGD7.90 for Men’s and Women’s AIRism innerwear which are originally sold at SGD14.90.
Likewise, mobile app users are encouraged to search “UNIQLO SG” in the App Store or Google Play to stay connected to UNIQLO right in your palm. UNIQLO’s mobile app is filled with useful info such as e-catalogs, exclusive offers, newsletters and UNIQLO Life tools, with many more surprises to come!
Capping off Vans’ landmark year of heritage celebrating 50 years “Off The Wall”, the original action sports brand and #1 skate shoe manufacturer resurrects the most revered footwearOn November 3, 2016 / By Nookmag
Capping off Vans’ landmark year of heritage celebrating 50 years “Off The Wall”, the original action sports brand and #1 skate shoe manufacturer resurrects the most revered footwear icons of skate history this holiday season to send off the final installment of the Vans 50th Anniversary Pro Classics Collection, available worldwide now.
Legendary in skate shoe design and an icon in its own right, the unrivalled Full Cab returns to the Vans Pro Classics lineup. Originally released in 1989, Steve Caballero’s namesake style revolutionized skate footwear history by inspiring street skaters with the clever innovation to customize the shoe by cutting its collar in half, and thus spawning the “lighter, better, faster” Half Cab® in 1993. In its full form, the Full Cab honors a true original, representing the foremost modifications in performance skate footwear of which Vans is known for today.
Alongside the Full Cab Pro follows a trifecta of timeless silhouettes worn by three undeniable skateboarding legends including Ray Barbee, John Cardiel and Geoff Rowley. These influential skaters equally brought persona, style, and performance to an untouchable skate shoe trio highlighting the Old Skool Pro, the Chukka Pro, and the inimitable Rowley Pro, reintroduced this season in the original colorways of their time.
Breathing new life into the skate shoes we remember, know and love — and worn by true idols and innovators who made the industry — the Vans 50th Anniversary Pro Classics collection is enhanced with innovative performance features that provide upgraded cushioning and durability, featuring supportive ULTRACUSH HD sockliners for resilient cushioning and advanced comfort, and DURACAP reinforced underlays in high abrasion areas for premium durability and consistent fit.
The iconic Full Cab joins new colorways of the Old Skool Pro, Chukka Pro and Rowley Pro for the final release of Vans’ 50th Anniversary Pro Classics Collection. The collection is now available in all Singapore Vans retail stores, including the latest store located at VivoCity (#02-68/69), at a price range of SGD93 – SGD139.
From tomorrow onwards, customers will also receive a free Vans Illustrated DVD with any purchase of Pro-Classic footwear (while stocks last).
Design born and reborn…. Sketched and resketched. From hand painted with a brush, to heat pressed, to fix the paints and then off to market to clothe humanOn November 2, 2016 / By Audrey Chiang
Design born and reborn…. Sketched and resketched. From hand painted with a brush, to heat pressed, to fix the paints and then off to market to clothe human beings in art. Isn’t that crazy? Absolutely, but we love it!
On 14 October, TRASHOLD pulled together old and discarded jackets and reinvented them into a creative sewing work of fashionable art. A collaboration between Tell Your Children and contemptcreations, these pieces were put up on display and were also for sale at the Far Out! Gallery along Tanjong Katong Road.
The final products were all beautiful. Before stepping in, we were expecting a gallery full of clothing. But as we entered, it feels like we’ve accidentally stepped into an art museum. Walking down through the corridor, we’re regaled with futurist artworks by these invigorated pieces. These designers and artists used fashion as a canvas for artwork, allowing us to wear art on our sleeves.
Most of the time, fans of this kind of fashion are seeking something no one else has. These apparels are unique because they were hand-painted and carefully crafted in the style of each designer.
Tell Your Children has taken part in several art initiatives and has shown a distinctive voice through their medium – paint. Collaborating with contemptcreations, they embarked on an apparel based project and upcycle old clothes by taking old jackets and remaking them into incredible art pieces.
Each vintage jacket tells their own story; in each tear, stain and crease of the fabric. The use of unexpected materials and the subdued palette are all aspects of their creations and reflect much of the project itself.
The gallery certainly embedded the pieces of bygone days, and marketed them to a style-besotted public as never hipper or more “now”. It also provided us with more insights on how we can be more efficient with leftover materials and give new life to them.
Tell Your Children
Tell Your Children (TYC Studios) is a creative collective of four based in Singapore. Since starting out in 2014, the group has worked with a multitude of clients and projects from Southeast Asia and North America such as MTV Asia, Facebook, New Balance and Uniqlo. Aside from curating and organising art exhibitions and various events catered to building the creative community in Singapore, TYC has also been featured on different Southeast Asian print and online publications. View more of their work on Instagram.
Based in Singapore, contemptcreations is a duo of visual artists with a penchant for in-depth storytelling; creating and directing focused looks in every series of images. They specialise in styling, photography, light crafting, set design, art direction and conceptualising. View more of their work on Instagram!
Cara Delevigne — ex supermodel, actress, and owner of crazy amazing eyebrows. We love her for her devil-may-care attitude, her unadulterated sense of humour, and of course, herOn October 31, 2016 / By Jamie Lee
Cara Delevigne — ex supermodel, actress, and owner of crazy amazing eyebrows. We love her for her devil-may-care attitude, her unadulterated sense of humour, and of course, her fashion sense. Cara looks good off and on the runway, so we’ve turned to her for style tips.
#1 Print on print layering
Cara has mastered the art of layering and is not afraid to wear print on print. The trick is to break it up with block colours that match the layering piece, so that the look is more cohesive. For this grungy outfit by Cara, the olive green tee prevents the camo from clashing with plaid. You won’t look so OTT (over-the-top), this way.
#2 Bend and break the rules
Cara received a lot of schtick for wearing sneakers to the White House — but that didn’t stop us from loving this outfit! Now that sportswear has entered the realms of fashion, it’s easier to get away with casual pieces, such as sneakers, during formal events. To be on the safe side, we’ll keep the rest of the outfit pretty polished, so as not to appear too informal. Try pairing pressed pants with a tee-shirt, or blazer with sneakers.
At first look, you’ll go: “What is going on with this outfit?” But let it sink in, and you’ll realise this mismatched outfit is actually pretty cute! Cara is no stranger to quirky ensembles — to match her personality! — and we love the summer colours and prints here, which she has so effortlessly matched with thigh-high socks and high-top sneakers. It teaches you to experiment, and let it sit before deciding it doesn’t work — because sometimes, crazy does win!
#4 Denim on denim
Yup, with denim on denim, you’re either for or against. But Cara shows us how to pull it off with one super simple rule to live by: one light shade, one darker shade. With two distinctively different shades, they look like two different pieces altogether, so don’t let the denim element intimidate you.
#5 Be playful
Sometimes, it’s okay to dress like a kid. Cara matched her planet-motif bomber jacket with a playsuit, and finished the look with chunky sneakers. The playful motif, together with a cute romper, makes for a 90s throwback; with confidence, you can pull anything off.
#6 Stick to one colour
You want to look put-together, without all the fuss? Stick to one colour, in different shades. Whether it’s blue, or shades of cream, wearing an ensemble made up of only one colour helps elevate the look. Think of it as a similar concept to the suit, but casual.
#7 Wear head accessories
Cara is a big fan of head accessories, from headbands to beanies. It helps complete a casual outfit (we love that she wore her overalls down and paired it with a midriff-baring crochet top — very summer vibes!), as well a more high-street and girly look.