Designed by long-time Nike collaborator Hiroshi Fujiwara, Fragment Design and Converse collaborated for a special edition Chuck Taylor All Star. Reworking the classic Chuck Taylor All Star SE,On May 22, 2017 / By Jochebel Khong
Designed by long-time Nike collaborator Hiroshi Fujiwara, Fragment Design and Converse collaborated for a special edition Chuck Taylor All Star. Reworking the classic Chuck Taylor All Star SE, the sneaker collection retains characteristic Chuck Taylor All Star detailing, such as the classic All Star patch, but with a modernized, sleek minimalist vibe.
Alongside the classic All Star patch is the visible signature of Hiroshi on the left shoe imprinted through ghost stitch detailing. Subtle Fragment branding is incorporated into the heel and midsole.
If you are wearing it over extended periods, this collection features a fleece fabric upper for increased protection and support, moreover, with the addition of the Nike Lunarlon sockliner, the comfort of the wearer is unparalleled.
Available in high and low offerings, the Converse x Fragment Design Chuck Taylor All Star SE collection fuses the uniqueness of two influential streetwear brand to build on the foundation of the original All Star silhouette.
The sneakers are available from now at Limited Edt and selected Converse retail stores in black and white.
U.S. high performance sportswear label Under Armour launches its first lifestyle performance shoes, featuring the UA Threadborne Reveal, Threadborne Shift, Charged 24/7 NU, and Moda Run Low toOn May 19, 2017 / By Nookmag
U.S. high performance sportswear label Under Armour launches its first lifestyle performance shoes, featuring the UA Threadborne Reveal, Threadborne Shift, Charged 24/7 NU, and Moda Run Low to meet the rising demand of every day, around-the-clock use by urban rangers.
Local illustrator Lydia Yang (aka OakandBindi) fuelled the launch event with six custom paintings, inspired by the silhouette of Moda Run Low and urban athleticism. While DJ Eden, once dubbed as the most badass DJ to have graced the decks of Silver Bullet club in North London, took charge of the music throughout the evening.
With a mission to elevate the integration between performance technologies and style, the Under Armour lifestyle performance shoes stay true to the brand’s DNA, featuring hallmark innovations such as the Threadborne fabric, molded Micro G sockliner, Charged Cushioning, and more.
UA Threadborne Reveal – Feels like a sock. Fits like a shoe
The Threadborne Reveal provides a flexible yet secure fit at maximum stability, keeping the wearers in top form as they conquer the urban jungle. The midsole uses Charged Cushioning which absorbs the impact of every step for a superior ride while the Threadborne upper provides a sock-like fit that moves effortlessly with their feet.
Retail price: SGD179
The Threadborne Shift features a modern look, reinforcing the brand’s commitment to quality apparels with a touch of sleekness for those looking to take athleisure to the next level. With bold elastic bands in the forefoot to provide custom fit and infinite support, this pair blends the performance driven Charged Cushioning and Threadborne material into a shoe that is suitable and durable for pumping the dance floors and takin’ on the street.
Retail price: SGD159
Weighing at approximately 300g with a Charged Cushioning midsole, this is one lightweight pair that absorbs impact, converts it into responsive burst of power, delivering responsive comfort all day, every day. The Charged 24/7 is suitable for the urban ranger who is always on the go, yet wouldn’t compromise on style and comfort.
The UNIQLO SPRZ NY SUPERGEOMETRIC collection launched on May 15 and featured UTs, accessories, clothing items such as dresses and rompers, and geometric-inspired in-store installations. Each UT designOn May 17, 2017 / By Nookmag
The UNIQLO SPRZ NY SUPERGEOMETRIC collection launched on May 15 and featured UTs, accessories, clothing items such as dresses and rompers, and geometric-inspired in-store installations. Each UT design presents a re-envisioned geometric shape in abstract art and demonstrates the ability of these artists in pushing geometry’s most basic elements – line, form and colour – to new creative forms.
From the seven masters of geometric forms, UNIQLO SPRZ NY SUPERGROMETRIC is proud to showcase 67 unique UT designs and accessories including scarves, caps and tote bags- all inspired by the MoMA Collection. Available at UNIQLO’s Global Flagship Store at Orchard Central, online and select UNIQLO stores, prices range from $SGD9.90 for a Men’s or Women’s UT, SGD39.90 for a dress, and SGD9.90 for accessories.
In-Store Events: Local Interpretation Of SPRZ NY SUPERGEOMETRIC At Uniqlo Global Flagship Store
UNIQLO will be showcasing special installations in collaboration with homegrown artists at the UNIQLO Global Flagship Store at Orchard Central. Free and open to public during store operating hours.
STACKS BY DAWN NG (Exhibition)
With a background in studio art and journalism at Georgetown University and the UCL Slade School of Fine Art, Dawn Ng (dawn-ng.com) spent 10 years across Singapore. Paris and New York straddling art design and advertising. To date, Dawn has worked across a breadth of mediums, motives and scale ranging from collage, photography and illustration to light, space and ephemeral installations. She recently worked with Hermes and Odette to set up installations in their store and restaurant respectively.
SUPERTEMPLATE BY LEKKER (Shopper activity)
Templates are fun! Templates are super nostalgic! Using these radical stencils designed by Lekker, create your very own supermonster, superanimal, superocket, supercar, superobot, supergarden, supernoodle, superletter, superplanet, superkawaii, superface… the sky is the limit!
Lekker (Lekker.sg) is a Singapore-based multi-disciplinary design practice. Ong Ker-Shing and Joshua Comaroff met nearly two decades ago while studying architecture and landscape at Harvard. They have been living and working together ever since. Shing was raised in Singapore and the UK: Josh is from Chicago. Recent projects by
Lekker include buildings and landscape, retail scenography and interactive installations. Josh and Shing maintain a focus in educational, residential and commercial projects, as well as design for the arts.
With the coming of spring, Vans updates two of its core styles by way of the Blocked Pack, that reimagines color-block design. The Authentic DX and Old SkoolOn May 15, 2017 / By Nookmag
With the coming of spring, Vans updates two of its core styles by way of the Blocked Pack, that reimagines color-block design. The Authentic DX and Old Skool DX feature cotton twill canvas, UltraCushÔ HD insole for added comfort and rich color-blocking to create an assortment of footwear for men and women.
Vans designers juxtapose classic white canvas against, classic black and deep coral across the Authentic DX and Old Skool DX. The rich color tones on the Authentic DX begin at the vamp and transition to the heel friction and foxing. The color-block detail on the Old Skool DX is carried over the vamp, quarter panel and leather Sidestripe with a minimal appearance on the heel friction and foxing. The sophisticated color combinations result in an optical effect that gives color-blocking a clean look with a contemporary twist.
Showcasing how Vans are not just one thing, the Classics Blocked Pack remains true to Vans iconic design across heritage footwear silhouettes. The pack retails for SGD89 for the Authentic DX and SGD109 for the Old Skool DX and is available to shop at all Vans store from now.
Celebrate everlasting spring and summer months in Singapore with the versatileMelissa Spring/Summer 2017: Mash Up collection of bold sandals and flat-forms, feminine flats and easy slip on slippers.On May 12, 2017 / By Nookmag
Celebrate everlasting spring and summer months in Singapore with the versatileMelissa Spring/Summer 2017: Mash Up collection of bold sandals and flat-forms, feminine flats and easy slip on slippers. Express yourself with this range of shoes that encompasses both effortless edgy street chic and romantic girly elegance, in bursts of cheery colours and wearable basic hues.
Melissa Mar Melissa Flox III & Melissa Mar Heel
Add height comfortably with the Melissa Mar. Adorning the flat-form with a beautiful marble print, this minimalist design features a platform in a retro silhouette in three basic colours of pink, nude and black.
Melissa Flox III (SGD165)
The quirky flat-form trend is here to stay – find this season’s Flox, a Melissa classic, reimagined in a flat-form version. Boasting contemporary contrasting tones and a sleek matte finish, complete with a cushioned sole for extra comfort, the Melissa Flox III is bound to be your go-to pair of flat-forms for that perfect summer outfit.
Melissa Mar Heel (SGD105)
The classic Melissa Mar gets a facelift with an addition of a block heel and a platform front! Go from day to night seamlessly with this sleek open toed sibling to the flat-form version.
Melissa Sauce Sandal Melissa Classy
Inject a touch of androgyny and stand out with the Melissa Sauce Sandal. This variant of the Melissa Sauce adds a stylish back strap for that extra bit of comfort and convenience. Guaranteed to be the envy of many, the thick straps will pair suitably with any outfit styles.
Melissa Classy (SGD110)
Jump aboard the minimalist trend with this sandal characterised by clean lines, two double straps on the front – an interesting play of both thick and thin straps. A simple classic silhouette, the Melissa Classy is available in colourways of black, white and light pink.
Melissa Honey Melissa + Ipanema Melissa Harmonic Make A Wish III
For the quintessential lady of the 21st century, opt for this dainty open toe T-bar sandal embellished with a delicate bow atop the front strap. Pair it with a sundress for a charming weekend brunch date.
Melissa + Ipanema (SGD50)
Melissa Harmonic Make A Wish III (SGD95)
Delicate and feminine, add a classy touch to your outfits with this pair of chic slippers that are perfect for a day about town or for café hopping with friends.
The Mash Up collection is completed with the Mini Melissa range, suitable for babies aged from one to four years old. Delight your little ones and tickle their fancy with this adorable summery range of Mini Melissa sandals and flats.
Mini Melissa Aranha + Fabula Mini Melissa Aranha VIII Mini Melissa Ultragirl VI
Get ready for gush-worthy moments as Mini Melissa brings the adored mythical unicorn to life with this pair of T-bar sandals. Featuring the unicorn’s characteristic pointy horn on the upper, find the fabled horse printed on the insoles for that added magical touch.
Mini Melissa Aranha VIII (SGD95)
All equipped to tackle the summer heat, keep cool with this pair of sandals dressed up with a melted popsicle applique in four delectable candy colours while the clasp keeps the shoe comfortably secure on your tot’s feet.
The Melissa Mash Up collection is now available nationwide at MDREAMS boutiques, selected retailers and online.
Referencing her original designs for Fred Perry, the spring 2017 collection has Amy at its core. The collection remains rooted in the singer’s distinctive sportswear and pin-up silhouettes,On May 7, 2017 / By Nookmag
Referencing her original designs for Fred Perry, the spring 2017 collection has Amy at its core.
The collection remains rooted in the singer’s distinctive sportswear and pin-up silhouettes, each piece signed off with two love hearts above the embroidered Laurel Wreath: a reference to Amy’s tattoos.
The polka dot print references Amy’s rockabilly styling, and is used for the bowling shirt as well as the fitted cardigan and bucket bag.
Pegasus, the London based graffiti artist started collaborating with the Foundation when his stencilled piece, ‘Fallen Angel’ became an unofficial shrine for Amy’s fans. He designed the rose motif seen across the pique shirt and bomber jacket in this collection; another tribute to the musician.
Fred Perry continues to collaborate with the Amy Winehouse Foundation, making a contribution each season to support the charity’s work with young people from difficult backgrounds.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation Collection will be available at the Fred Perry Authentic Shop at ION Orchard #B3-01.
Gigi Hadid: If you’re wondering what makes Gigi’s outfit so damn chic, even though she’s literally wearing the worldwide uniform for sleeping, it’s because she looks polished ―On May 4, 2017 / By Jamie Lee
Gigi Hadid: If you’re wondering what makes Gigi’s outfit so damn chic, even though she’s literally wearing the worldwide uniform for sleeping, it’s because she looks polished ― check out the winged eyeliner, jewelled earring and high heels. No bed-hair, either. Not ready for a pyjama party? Pair your pyjama top with jeans, or pyjama bottom with a tight black turtleneck for starters.
Chanel Iman: While the thigh-high boots are a stunner, we’re really feeling the combination of a girly frock with edgy accessories more. It’s always fun to play around with two looks at once, and this baby blue lace dress iand black-gold body harness are polar opposites.
Alexa Chung: What can we learn from this masculine get-up, other than that Alexa Chung looks good in everything? If you’ve not tried this style yet, we suggest going for flared pants that cinch at the waist; this way you’ll still have the curvy silhouette even underneath an oversized blazer. Oh, we also love that she paired plaid with stripes.
Selena Gomez: Selena looks ultra cute (and very girl-next-door) with this baggy denim dungarees. It’s simple and comfortable ― perfect for running errands. While Selena paired hers with a tight cropped top, the versatility of dungarees mean you can also pair it with an oversized, long-sleeve top. Whatever rocks your boat, really!
Alicia Keys: Oh, we adore this look so much! From the geometric gold earrings to the skin-tight top with a tropical motif, Alicia shows us why you shouldn’t be afraid to push boundaries when it comes to colour and prints. There are no rules in fashion.
Halima Aden: Red is a vibrant colour that suits every skin tone, and stylish hijab Halima Aden (she made headlines for walking Kanye West’s fashion show) goes all out with the hue! To tone it down, she has layered the striking red with soft pink. We also like that the bomber jacket goes with something so girly like a flowy dress.
Chrissy Teigen: Witty supermodel and doting mum Chrissy Teigen wore this luscious golden brown dress in Marrakech, and the layers accentuate her curves perfectly. Did you notice that she matched her accessories to John’s jacket, too? Or perhaps it’s the other way around ― either way, the couple looks great! We’re writing this colour combination down in our notebook.
International footwear and accessories brand, ALDO maintains its momentum of ‘movement’ for its Spring/Summer 2017 Campaign with the portrayal of progress and positive action through the use ofOn May 3, 2017 / By Nookmag
Singapore-based fashion brand, Sects Shop released their Spring/Summer 2017 collection. There’s nothing predictable about Sects Shop, other than the obvious pun, which is a lot of fun whenOn May 2, 2017 / By Nookmag
Singapore-based fashion brand, Sects Shop released their Spring/Summer 2017 collection. There’s nothing predictable about Sects Shop, other than the obvious pun, which is a lot of fun when you’re asking for directions to the store. In conventional Singapore, Sects is all about rebellion, sometimes throwing light on sub-culture and punk fashion. The street luxe and brand-conscious might be disappointed, as there isn’t the usual fare of hyped street wear. Instead, find only up-and-coming plus off-the-radar labels that are too hip to be found on any mainstream stops. To find out more about Sects Shop, head over to their instagram, youtube and facebook page.
Keep your eyes peeled for Converse’s Spring/Summer ’17 collection; the brand’s new and first ever collaboration with Nike’s very own Flyknit Technology. It is designed and created toOn May 1, 2017 / By Nookmag
Keep your eyes peeled for Converse’s Spring/Summer ’17 collection – the brand’s new and first ever collaboration with Nike’s very own Flyknit Technology. It is designed and created to provide ultimate comfort for everyone. By incorporating their sneakers with Flyknit Technology, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star x Nike sneakers is designed to keep feet light and easy all-day long. For those who can’t decide if they prefer a Converse or a Nike Flyknit sneaker better, collaborations between the two brands make this the perfect pair for you.
The brand’s new collection does not forget it’s classic Converse high-cut that is paired with welded micro suede upper. However, specifically for this collection, Converse will feature the Nike Lunarlon sock liners, topped with a Flyknit upper – all designed to fit like a glove, keeping it airy and comfortable that even your feet will thank you for it.
For those who are concerned with racking your brains out when it comes to matching your outfit with the sneakers, fret no more. The new collection features four different colour choices to choose from. For those who are monochromic in their fashion pieces, Black and Cool Grey is the pair for you. Rhubarb and White Mono True Indigo will go with those who prefer colours in their outfits. No matter your fashion choices, there is a colour for everyone.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star x Nike Flyknit Collection is available from April 28, 2017 at selected Converse boutiques for SGD169.90.
Boston-based New Balance Athletics, Inc. debuts the 247 Breathe pack in advance of summer. Designed with the modern urbanite in mind, the 247 Breathe pack combines New Balance’sOn April 27, 2017 / By Nookmag
Boston-based New Balance Athletics, Inc. debuts the 247 Breathe pack in advance of summer. Designed with the modern urbanite in mind, the 247 Breathe pack combines New Balance’s quality craftsmanship with performance-inspired details for a contemporary style. The New Balance 247 Breathe pack will be available locally at all New Balance Concept Stores beginning May 1 for a suggested retail price of SGD139.
An adaptation of the New Balance 247 Sport, the 247 Breathe pack offers a fresh look, fit and feel. The pack consists of four monochromatic colorways, including Sherbet, Black, Mint Cream and Grey/Blue. Tapping into New Balance’s reputation as a premier performance brand, the 247 Breathe pack features an ultra-breathable, performance- inspired mesh vamp, designed specifically with the summer months in mind. A reflective N logo and collar strap pay homage to New Balance’s performance running lines, while the silhouette caters to an urban, on-the-go lifestyle. The neoprene sock construction and lightweight RevLite midsole give consumers the superior fit and comfort they’ve come to expect from New Balance. #lifein247
Lacoste brings timeless athletic style to the street for Spring/Summer 2017 with the Men’s LT Spirit Elite. Created as an athletic statement for everyday life, the style createsOn April 18, 2017 / By Nookmag
Lacoste brings timeless athletic style to the street for Spring/Summer 2017 with the Men’s LT Spirit Elite. Created as an athletic statement for everyday life, the style creates a new interpretation of Lacoste’s tennis origins.
Made for busy lives on the move and filled with adventures, LT Spirit Elite take its cues from a casual approach to style with a pared-back silhouette and comfort-enhancing features for fast-paced lives.
LT Spirit Elite offers a reimagining of the classic Lacoste signature. The croc emblem is a proud symbol of the original Lacoste look as well as creating a statement for now. The LT Spirit Elite was made in an innovative new interpretation of the iconic Lacoste piqué first seen on the famous polo shirt. These are stylish of-the-moment heroes, informed by Lacoste’s heritage.
The LACOSTE LT Sprite Elite is available now at all Lacoste stores
Multi-label concept store STAR360’s reputation as a purveyor and aficionado of renowned lifestyle and street labels is bolstered by its constant update in styles. An unwavering pillar ofOn April 12, 2017 / By Gracie
Multi-label concept store STAR360’s reputation as a purveyor and aficionado of renowned lifestyle and street labels is bolstered by its constant update in styles. An unwavering pillar of the dynamic store is the medley of Japanese footwear labels that include Onitsuka Tiger, Patrick and Spingle Move and ASICS Tiger. Kicking off the year with a fresh range of designs, these star-studded labels are also fronting an upcoming STAR360 event that celebrates Japanese craftsmanship (more details below).
Boasting a dedicated fan base, Onitsuka Tiger is favoured for its iconic tiger stripes that are tantamount to sporting triumph. This season’s leading range is the non-conforming Mexico 66 Paraty, which has proven its popularity with consumers seeking a more laid-back style. With the laces removed and the tongue stitched to the inside panels of the upper, the Mexico 66 Paraty approaches design with a less-is-more attitude. All sneakers feature unique motifs at the heel and enhanced suede.
The latest collection presents the camouflage print as a distinct design at the heel, with an array of colours made available. The Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Paraty retails at SGD129.
Founded in France, made in Japan, Patrick owns a story like no other. Sporty, comfortable and functional, its footwear range exudes a casual glow. Designers explore beyond their boundaries by using colours not commonly found on sports shoes and a variety of materials. Instead of being influenced by trends, the footwear label pursues a timeless style.
STAR360 has both Cornwall and Marathon collections featured at its stores. A classic retro running model, Cornwall features thickened midsoles, nylon upper and enamel-coated letter ‘P’ on the sides.
Unlike the Cornwall collection, the Marathon range boasts brighter colours and is constructed with nylon fabric. The comfort of the shoes is derived from the soft and thick outsoles. Both Cornwall and Marathon retail at SGD219.
The essence of Japanese craftsmanship is reflected in the selection of shoes by Spingle Move. Its founders have an 80-year history of making rubber in their own factory in Fuchu, Hiroshima Prefecture. Delicately hand crafted by the Japanese, every pair of shoes has its unique markings and personalities.
Spingle Moves swears by the traditional vulcanised process that it employs to manufacture durable and high quality shoes. This uncommon method involves the application of high heat and pressure, and the addition of sulphur to create rubber soles that bond tightly with the shoes.
The featured khaki green and tanned leather models are made from kangaroo leather, which is light and durable, while the white striped model is made from cow leather, which is smooth and comfortable. All designs retail at SGD239.
A Japanese lifestyle legend that fuses heritage and modern flair, ASICS Tiger continues to reinvent classic silhouettes, create new styles and collaborate with like-minded artists and cultural connoisseurs. This season’s hero collection is the extraordinary GEL-KAYANO® Trainer Knit Low – a result of an artistic exploration where the traditional sneaker is deconstructed and reimagined. It features a stretch knit upper that surrounds the foot in a custom sock-like fit and a moulded TPU caged overlay that stabilises the structure of the low silhouette. It is not all technology as the sneaker retains its traditional lace system and heritage-inspired midsole.
This spring, ASICS Tiger introduces a fresh range of colourway that includes light green (Bay), orange-red (Peach) and off-white (Birch). Silver black and silver white versions were released to offer more versatility to the range. The ASICS Tiger GEL-KAYANO® Trainer Knit retails at SGD229.
A Special Treat Awaits!
As a special treat, STAR360 is also extending a 15% discount off regular priced sneakers to Nookmag readers. From 12 April to 10 May 2017, simply quote ‘STAR360xNookmag’ at any STAR360 stores to enjoy the offer. Terms and conditions apply in stores.
Event: Nippon Mania
Get personal with the stories of Onitsuka Tiger, ASICS Tiger, Patrick and Spingle Move at a STAR360 event on 29 and 30 April 2017. The session celebrates Japanese craftsmanship and their focus on sophisticated design and luxury details.
Personalise your shoes with TK Custom or get your kicks specially cleaned by Jason Marrk with any purchase! Enjoy attractive promotions exclusively from 2 – 5pm on that weekend too!
Date: 29 – 30 April 2017
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: STAR360 at Bugis Junction #02-11A
Follow STAR360 on Facebook and Instagram @star360global.
STAR360 stores are located at Bugis Junction #02-11A, Wheelock Place #02-07, Paragon #04-44A, Suntec City #01-458 and Novena Square #01-23.
UNIQLO is delighted to launch a women’s swimwear collection which was created in collaboration with French affordable luxury brand Princesse tam.tam, one of the global brands owned byOn April 12, 2017 / By Nookmag
UNIQLO is delighted to launch a women’s swimwear collection which was created in collaboration with French affordable luxury brand Princesse tam.tam, one of the global brands owned by UNIQLO parent company, Fast Retailing. The collection launches first online on 14 April, and will be available at UNIQLO Bugis+, Jem, Suntec City, and UNIQLO’s Global Flagship Store in Orchard Central on 24 April. Prices range from SGD14.90 for a pair of swim shorts to SGD49.90 for a one-piece swimsuit.
The collection aims to help women look and feel their most beautiful through the refined fashion sense and styling that is characteristic of Princesse tam.tam. Together with UNIQLO’s rich colour variations, outstanding quality and affordable price, the collaboration offers the best of both brands for wearers around the world. It also includes a number of additional non-swimwear items to fully complement the line-up, such as easy-going shorts and sandals.
The theme for the collection is “French Resort.” It features botanical patterns and border stripes reminiscent of summer holidays in France, where chic colour variations including turquoise blue and black are sported across the collection’s modern and enduring designs, with an emphasis on femininity.
The swimwear line-up comprises six variations, including this season’s trend of sporty high-neck bikini tops, triangle bikini tops, bandeau bikini tops with removable straps and one-piece suits in an adult design with crossed-back straps. Bikini tops and bottoms are available separately, so that wearers have the opportunity to select their favorite colour and design combinations to fit their destination or mood. Pareo and shorts are also available in the collection in a variety of colours to combine with any colour or pattern of swimwear, giving women greater freedom to express their individual style.
Nike releases the Flight Guy Air Jordan I and XXXI as a tribute to Michael Jordan’s legacy. The sneaker is defined by a mixture of black and royalOn April 2, 2017 / By Nookmag
Nike releases the Flight Guy Air Jordan I and XXXI as a tribute to Michael Jordan’s legacy.
The sneaker is defined by a mixture of black and royal blue.
This season’s styles and colors are a tribute to the original Flight Guy, MJ. In 1985, the iconic “Flight Guy” image was shot on a remote Oregon airstrip by famed sports photographer, Chuck Kuhn, where Jordan chose not to wear his team’s iconic red and black. Instead, he wore his personal favorite colors – royal blue and black.
Jordan soared beyond what was thought possible on the court. Likewise, Kawhi Leonard set aside the notion a dominant defender can’t simultaneously own the offensive end of the hardwood. The original “Flight Guy” photo has now given way to Jordan’s Brand’s “Flight Guy” pack, which brings the “Royal” back, alongside a similar Air Jordan XXXI colorway, connecting the past with the present – from Michael Jordan to Kawhi Leonard.
The Flight Guy collection celebrates the athletes who defy expectations and is inspired by how legends surprise us, often out of the blue.
Radiographic flowers are the key inspiration for GINLEE Studio’s Spring Summer Collection. X-ray photographs of flora by artist Steven N Meyers were deciphered and artistically reinterpreted onto garments.On March 30, 2017 / By Nookmag
Radiographic flowers are the key inspiration for GINLEE Studio’s Spring Summer Collection.
X-ray photographs of flora by artist Steven N Meyers were deciphered and artistically reinterpreted onto garments. Images of translucent florals gradually emerge from the delicate layering of silk chiffon, softly gracing the shoulders of tops and belted midi-length dresses. Skeletal plant stems emerge as abstract pin tucks on tops, while floral embroidered pyjama-styled shirts are recollective of Meyer’s solarised compositions. Digital prints take the form of ethereal watercolour petals on casual tops.
Experimental and multi-direction pleats are elegantly constructed into the Ivy Dress, a centrepiece of this collection. Tone-on-tone embroidery in varying densities quietly detail ankle-length dresses, exuding understated edge. Light summer knits complete the collection.
Spring tones of blush, pale blue, while classic neutrals gently color. Muted red and electric blue vitalise the collection, fashioned from silk and low maintenance fabrics.
The coalesce of radiographic arts, the brand’s signature relaxed silhouettes, and interesting textile techniques result in assemblage of styles, which charm with its feminine edge.
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Beauty and the sensual world are at the heart of H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection for 2017. Every piece is made from sustainable materials, including BIONIC® – a polyesterOn March 24, 2017 / By Nookmag
Beauty and the sensual world are at the heart of H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection for 2017. Every piece is made from sustainable materials, including BIONIC® – a polyester made entirely of plastics recycled from shoreline waste. It is a premium collection made for special occasions, available at H&M Orchard Building from 20th April.
“For this year’s Conscious Exclusive collection at H&M, we thought not only about the look of the pieces, but also how they feel and sound. It’s a collection to please all our senses, and also our desire to be sustainable in everything we do,” says Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Head of Design and Creative Director.
Each piece in the women’s Conscious Exclusive collection combines the freshness of spring with the soul of sustainability. One key piece is an ethereal gown of flowing pleats, entirely made from BIONIC® – a polyester made of recycled shoreline waste. Peonies and mimosa have been screen-printed then distorted to create dream-like prints, while the hand-drawn image of a dreaming woman is quilted into the softest jacket.
Conscious Exclusive captures the mood for the night, especially with the shimmer and touch of sequins that appeal to the senses on a short recycled polyester cocktail dress. Meanwhile the tuxedo is reimagined as a lounge jacket in organic silk and TENCEL® twill, with trousers that playfully flounce at the leg.
“H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection shows how the best style can be mindful of the planet, to help protect it for the future. It’s such a desirable collection, with pieces made in sustainable materials that you want to wear for seasons to come,” says Natalia Vodianova, the face of the campaign and founder of Elbi – a philanthropy digital platform connecting users with a global network of charities.
Accessories include a fishnet bag made entirely from recycled shoreline waste, as well as quirky and elegant earrings made from recycled glass and plastic. For the first time the collection also includes a selection of styles for kids, such as beautiful little tulle dresses, and the softest structured blazers and trousers with a charming street style feel.
Also for the first time, the Conscious Exclusive collection includes fragrances, with a set of unisex ecological oils that can be worn separately, or mixed together to create an individual unique scent.
Conscious Exclusive is a key part of H&M’s move towards a more sustainable future. Across H&M’s entire offering, 26% are now made from sustainable materials, with a goal each year to increase the share. H&M has set specific targets in every product range, for example by 2020 H&M aims for 100% of its cotton to be sustainable. It is all proof of H&M’s commitment to making sustainable, good-quality fashion accessible to as many people as possible.
Last week, Converse released a short film, “Forever Chuck” as part of its advertising campaign, paying homage to a new generation defining culture and style. Positioning itself asOn March 19, 2017 / By Jochebel Khong
Last week, Converse released a short film, “Forever Chuck” as part of its advertising campaign, paying homage to a new generation defining culture and style.
Positioning itself as a youth culture staple, Converse takes the task of connecting The Chuck Taylor with a new generation and there is definitely no better way to celebrate Converse’s 100 years than with rising stars such as Millie Bobby Brown, Vince Staples, Winnie Harlow, and more fronting the “Forever Chuck” campaign.
Taking over social media feeds and retails displays, the videos all told stories of Chuck’s diversity, consistency and its bright future as a cultural mainstay. From film and TV to the world of style and fashion, Chuck symbolizes a new generation of youths filled with dreams and desires.
Directed by Karim Huu Do, the “Forever Chuck” film is the crescendo of the campaign, with scenes of rising stars proclaiming bold aspirations: “I want to feel uncomfortable,” I want to “do it for myself.”
As the Forever Chuck campaign highlights the confident and daring spirit of youth, The Chucks still continue to inspire an individual style and a spirit of freedom even at its 100 years. This is a spirit that has defined Chuck Taylor in the past, is still doing so in the present, and will continue to do so in the future.
UNIQLO is delighted to announce the launch of the Disney “Beauty and the Beast Collection,” created to celebrate the release of the highly anticipated live-action version of theOn March 17, 2017 / By Nookmag
UNIQLO is delighted to announce the launch of the Disney “Beauty and the Beast Collection,” created to celebrate the release of the highly anticipated live-action version of the classic Disney film. This original collection is designed based on the styles and patterns of the clothes worn in the film by the heroine, Belle. The collection is part of the MAGIC FOR ALL project, a global UNIQLO collaboration with the Walt Disney Company to bring the dreams and delights of Disney to people around the world through clothes. The collection is available at selected UNIQLO stores, including the Global Flagship Store at Orchard Central and online.
Released in 1991, Disney’s animated film Beauty and the Beast remains a favourite around the world. This year, that excitement is being renewed with a live-action version. To commemorate the film’s release, UNIQLO used the pattern of the everyday dress worn by the heroine Belle in the film, along with original designs to create an original LifeWear collection including a Blouse, Long Shirt, Tunic, and T-Shirt. The collection was designed for the modern woman, retaining the film’s romantic mood while also expressing Belle’s wisdom and elegance throughout the story, in the way she lives life by her own values. Also included in the collection are T-Shirts featuring the classic animated Beauty and the Beast characters.
The designs retain the film’s romantic mood, while also expressing a modern, relaxed bohemian style. The lineup features casual items with a light, feminine silhouette, including a T-Shirt with trendy puff sleeves and a mix of silky cut-and-sew material and semi-transparent fabric, as well as a Long Shirt that can be draped like a gown. The main colours are summery vivid royal blues and reds, presented with feminine floral patterns. Certain items feature the same design in both Women’s and Girls’ styles, for coordinated mother and daughter outfits.
Vans, the original action sports and one of the largest youth culture brands in the world, today announces the release of its global campaign, This Is Off TheOn March 14, 2017 / By Nookmag
Vans, the original action sports and one of the largest youth culture brands in the world, today announces the release of its global campaign, This Is Off The Wall. Following up on Vans’ 50th anniversary series, which welcomed newcomers to the brand’s rich heritage and thanked decades of loyalists, the 2017 campaign focuses on what makes Vans “Off The Wall” – creative expression.
To demonstrate the breadth of activities and pursuits that define “Off The Wall,” Vans has developed a digital-based campaign utilizing a range of film techniques, from slow motion to time-lapse, focusing on the creative endeavors that Vans champions. Vans showcases the essence of “Off The Wall” through a diverse set of ambassadors within a hero montage and a series of shorter spots.
“The meaning of ‘Off The Wall’ is the very ethos of Vans, the very identity of our brand – its everything we stand for,” said Doug Palladini, Vans Global Brand President. “We’re really pleased to tell this inspiring and sincere, five-decade-long story through our family of ambassadors who have been brought together by their passion for action sports, art, music and street culture all over the world.”
This Is Off The Wall taps into Vans professional athletes, artists, musicians and style purveyors who have long and personal histories with the brand. Their stories are each unique and told through a variety of tones, but ultimately shine a light on the passions that Vans has always supported. The visual nature and the emotions that are evoked in each story are easily translatable around the world, showing that creative expression is inclusive and without borders.
VP of Global Marketing Fara Howard shares, “It’s hard to assign one definition to ‘Off The Wall’, so we wanted to deliver a campaign that truly shows that our mantra takes shape through various forms of creativity. Whether that’s through music, surfing, skateboarding or customizing a pair of shoes, the through line in all the stories we tell will communicate the distinct way in which Vans looks at the world.”
“Off The Wall” was a term coined when skateboarders in the mid ‘70s were landing new tricks in empty pools by literally skating off the wall. At that time, skateboarders were the outcasts of society that were expressing themselves through the style of their sport. These individuals were not only the pioneers of skateboarding but lived and breathed creativity through art, music, fashion and local culture. For more than 50 years, “Off The Wall” has been synonymous with that original spirit of rebellion and creative expression.