“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.
America’s go–to sneaker brand Keds is back with their latest Spring/Summer Collection 2017; featuring clean and streamlined sneaker silhouettes, vibrant prints and wearable soft pastels and nude tonesOn February 4, 2017 / By Nookmag
The collection includes the brand new version of the Keds iconic Champion silhouette; Canvas topped and rubber-soled, the design was one of the first footwear options to provide ladies with accessible, fashionable shoes. The silhouette remains as one of the popular styles to date and fans will be pleased with the new trendy pastels perfect for the season.
The collection also features a wide range of Triple Decker sneakers as seen on Keds ambassador Krystal Jung; perfect for ladies who want the boosted confidence from elevated platforms without suffering the pressure of high heels.
Ladies will also be happy to know that style can be pursued without compromising comfort. All SS17 styles feature the new Ortholite soles that ensure long lasting cushioning and comfort in every step.
Keds x Kate Spade New York
The popular collaboration collection is back with 7 new designs this season. The new collection offers a unique mix of floral-infused prints for a preppy date and tassel stripes for the nautical loving.
No matter the style, the Keds x Kate Spade New York shoe collection will have ladies dressed up with regardless of location and occasion.
Both collection ranges from SGD69 – SGD129. The Keds Court Classics Collection will be launched in stores from mid February and Keds x Kate Spade New York collection in end February.
FURLA unveils its new S/S 2017 campaign, shot by Gregory Harris under the artistic direction of Fabien Baron. The images feature a very elegant, modern woman; strong andOn February 3, 2017 / By Nookmag
FURLA unveils its new S/S 2017 campaign, shot by Gregory Harris under the artistic direction of Fabien Baron. The images feature a very elegant, modern woman; strong and authentic with an effortless allure. The ads were shot in a minimalist studio in New York, set against a clean backdrop of vivid colour, for a collection full of graphic impact. Joyous, captivating and colourful, FURLA is the essence of vitality, with an optimistic spirit melding energy and passion.FURLA’s S/S 2017 collection is a magnificent tribute to a journey of boundless discovery, expressed in a harmonious lineup of varied shapes, materials and decorative details. Every piece is unique with its own special design, an icon of Italian design and craftsmanship that effuses a sense of exquisite luxury, bold charm and a touch of wit.
Field Of Imagination Spring/Summer 2017 Jungle Capsule Collection
In a contemporary urban metropolis, FURLA dives into an unexpected corner of lush green, filled to the brim with flowers, colours and animals who bring the S/S 2017 collection to life.
FURLA Metropolis Jungle features the faces of six of the animals that populate a fantastic forest of prints, where each creature represents a specific characteristic: there is the elegance of the panther; the strength of the lion; the intelligence of the monkey;
the zany irony of the zebra; the confidence of the wolf and the joy of the parrot.
The FURLA Vittoria bucket bags, which are simple and elegant, are available in calfskin with brightly coloured prints representing FURLA’s imaginary flora and fauna. Their sinuous prints create a pleasing contrast with the bags’ clean lines and designs.
The dynamic, multifunctional and incredibly soft FURLA Icaro backpacks are the perfect accessories for adventure, whether in
faraway lands or in the middle of the city. They can be easily transformed into a hobo style with a simple switch of the closing mechanism.
The Poetry Of Everyday Wanderlust Spring/Summer 2017 Men’s Collection
The S/S 2017 men’s collection is developed around three product families, each of which represents a stop on the FURLA man’s imaginary quest.
In the Leisure series of bags, each accessory features a special, iconic blue detail. The Icaro backpack in hammered calfskin is a standout piece and the ultimate emblem of travel. It is an indispensable travel companion designed to adapt to the body’s movements, as well as to the individual style of the man wearing it.
FURLA has devised the Business line for everyday use at work and out and about in the city. With their clean, simple and well- structured lines, these bags are also available in an ostrich pattern. All share an unusual feature: a strap made of rope.
It is a singularly poetic detail, evocative of a great journey that lives on in memory. The bags are designed to be filled with experiences and stories, which are perfect for any international foray.
State Of Mind Spring/Summer 2017 Women’s Collection
In this collection, strength and beauty appear as clashing forces which nevertheless meld and complement one another. These seemingly incongruous concepts are the inspiration underlying FURLA’s S/S 2017 women’s collection. The uniqueness of every experience, the inner wealth that is gained through travel, the euphoric feeling of discovery, all come to life in a line-up that plays extensively with shapes and materials. This is a collection that emphasises detailed embellishments, with a masterful use of embroidery, lace, laser-cuts, and prints on lighter-and-more-supple-than-ever leather. All of these accessories were designed to follow the wearer’s natural movement. Tassels, fringe and knots are intertwined like memories, highlighting each product’s artisan touch while also revealing the best modern leather-working techniques.
The newest it-bag of FURLA’s S/S 2017 Women’s collection is the Amazzone bag. It is a shoulder strap bag designed like a portable trove for storing treasures collected on this boundless journey. The bag features smooth edges, and comes in three different sizes: mini, small and medium, with practical handles in addition to the strap.
This season, the iconic FURLA Metropolis features an array of cultural references tied to international travel, from tribal- influenced floral prints on leather to the embroidery of the Girandola line, as well as the all-over Vergolino, which is a type of
precious woven textile.
The collection also puts significant emphasis on backpacks, travel totes and reporter bags: these are accessories for people on-the-go. The tote bag dominates the line-up, from the classic, streamlined Aurora, available in an animalier version, to the new Lucky, a minimalist-chic handbag with stark, elegant lines, metal details and micro studs.
The new Vittoria captures the collection’s contemporary flavor: it stands out for its sliding handle, which is made of Vit.Fleu Soft – an even more delicate version of the classic Vit.Fleu vegetable-tanned leather – and slips easily into the bag’s main compartment.
Brilliant citrus colour fairly explodes on the saffiano leather of the Stacy bucket bags, which are available in a new, laser-pierced calfskin in the S/S 2017 collection. Stacy is the most joyful bag on FURLA’s journey, simple, yet also spirited and youthful in appeal. It can be personalized with new spring charms: hearts and stars decorated with fringe, as well as a range of fun travel souvenirs.
Boston-based New Balance Athletics, Inc. is excited to release the 247 Sport. Designed with the modern urban lifestyle in mind, classic New Balance quality and craftsmanship is fusedOn February 1, 2017 / By Nookmag
Boston-based New Balance Athletics, Inc. is excited to release the 247 Sport. Designed with the modern urban lifestyle in mind, classic New Balance quality and craftsmanship is fused with modern performance-inspired details for a contemporary new style. The New Balance 247 Sport will be available at New Balance, and global retailers beginning February 4 for a suggested retail price of SGD139.00.
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 New Balance’s reputation as a premier performance brand, the 247 Sport combines an engineered mesh upper with a neoprene sock construction for a performance inspired technical look, fit and feel. A reflective welded N logo, reflective collar strap and rubber “sport” tongue label were borrowed from New Balance performance running, but designed for a 247 lifestyle. 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 247 Sports pack is a nod the brand’s innovation and performance running product,” said Brian Lynn, Senior Product Manager, Global Lifestyle. “Lightweight engineered mesh, neoprene bootie, synthetic overlays and reflective hits work in conjunction with vibrant colour pops for a more technical and eye catching look. The style is ideal for those consumers that want to make a stylish statement on their daily commute.”
“The 247 is the first 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 Sport will be available at Limited Edt Vault 313, Limited Edt Chamber Marina Bay Sands, Leftfoot Entrepot The Cathay, Seek Ion, The Social Foot Suntec and Orchard Central.
Springtime is right around the corner and the festival season is definitely upon us! A carefully curated collection of floral dresses from Australian high street brands MINKPINK, Somedays’On January 31, 2017 / By Nookmag
Springtime is right around the corner and the festival season is definitely upon us!
A carefully curated collection of floral dresses from Australian high street brands MINKPINK, Somedays’ Lovin, Jaase and Indikah have landed at The WYLD Shop, just in time for your metamorphosis into a garden nymph, or the devil may care bohemian lass around town. Nothing brings about the carefree spirit more than loose flowing midi and maxi dresses, along with kimonos. These favourites are the double splits from Somedays’ Lovin, the come hither cold shoulders by Indikah and the detailed yet exotic print on MINKPINK that transports us right into the jungle.
The WYLD Shop’s Springtime collection is now available here.
Urban Revivo (UR), China’s leading fashion lifestyle label, has opened its first international store in Singapore. A perfect union of high – fashion quality (in finish andOn January 30, 2017 / By Nookmag
Urban Revivo (UR), China’s leading fashion lifestyle label, has opened its first international store in Singapore. A perfect union of high – fashion quality (in finish and fit) and trend-focused design, UR presents inspirational styles across Womenswear, Menswear, and Accessory categories at easy on the pocket prices. The 7,330 sq. ft. store at Raffles City marks its first entry into international markets. UR invites everyone to tell their own story through pieces that Incite, Inspire, and Intermesh: a style lexicon that is encapsulated in the idea of “Play Fashion”.
Fashion is not made up of a singular style, and UR provides you with lasting wardrobe treasures that present endless styling choices within a wide price range. Design-alert shoppers will be inspired by the diverse lines that UR offers – from feminine chic to masculine tailoring; from streetwear inspired youth fashion to stylish and trend-driven accessories.
The focus is always on design and quality in terms of the fabrics, fit and finish. Merging design flair with top-notch quality at attainable prices, UR aims to break the stereotype that affordable fashion is badly made and throw-away. These are immaculately produced fashion perennials: incorporating trendy designs with modern-edge tailoring, and cut specifically to fit the Asian physique. UR offers extensive fast-changing collections of up-to-the-minute fashion trends with new designs added to the retail floor every week. The brand introduces up to 12,000 new styles every year.
Beyond the ultimate race-you-to-the-rack appeal, the new UR retail space entice customers into a luxurious and seamless shopping environment. The expansive store features a minimalist open concept of space and freedom, and is punctuated by industrial accents such as steel and metallic finishes. With sleek interiors acting as a multi-sensory backdrop, the immersive space invites the customer to look, touch, and interact with the merchandise. The opening of UR’s first international store in Singapore highlights UR’s prominent global expansion plans.
The inaugural Raffles City store will be followed by two more UR stores in 2017, and 10 more stores in emblematic retail locations from the Orchard Road shopping belt to the heartlands by 2020. With Singapore acting as a springboard, UR’s expansion agenda will include new store openings in Southeast Asia, a London store in the third quarter, and subsequent stores in Europe as well as the Middle East. Urban Revivo officially launched in Singapore on 13 January.
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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