David Hockney and Anish Kapoor are names you’d associate with art, and rarely fashion. David is a British painter who dedicated his paintbrush to the pop art movementOn March 20, 2014 / By Nookmag
David Hockney and Anish Kapoor are names you’d associate with art, and rarely fashion. David is a British painter who dedicated his paintbrush to the pop art movement and is now considered to be one of the influencers of 20th century art. Anish’s work is more tangible, though no less whimsical than David’s. His visions come to life through its mix of architecture and sculpture. These two men have indirectly contributed to the fashion market, having inspired Club Monaco’s Caroline Belhumeur, the brand’s lead women’s designer.
The Toronto-founded, New York-based label is bringing the graphic simplicity of David and Anish to its Spring Summer 2014 collection. Coupled with a colour shift to tones of pink, peach, and hits of sea green, this collection is an evolution to Club Monaco’s usual palette of black and white.
Leather is a focal point throughout the Spring collection, and dresses and pants are constructed entirely from Italian leather. Mixed media patterns appear on the trims of skirts, sweaters, and the new spring shoe line. Summer on the other hand, focuses more on colour.
The men’s collection explores the idea of modernity and patterns in new updated classics. The colour palette consists of grey, evergreen, and navy, with hints of mint and pink. “We’re always inspired by doers, makers, artists, and musicians; this collection was no different.” said Aaron Levine, the lead men’s designer for Club Monaco. Imagining what some of their favourite doers wore back in their day, Aaron then modernized these concepts for Club Monaco’s customers.
The collection continues to tap into the creative scene, particularly London, with prominent photographer David Sims for their new campaign. Featuring Norwegian model Iselin Vollen Steiro and Mexican hotelier and model Nicolas Malleville, the campaign lets the apparel stand out against the use of minimal backgrounds and flat studio lights.
Visit Club Monaco at #B1-41/47/48 Takashimaya S.C., Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road.
Fred Perry is back with a capsule collection this Spring/Summer 2014. Bringing you Margate On The Run, this collection captures the spirit of the cool kids in theOn March 20, 2014 / By Nookmag
Fred Perry is back with a capsule collection this Spring/Summer 2014. Bringing you Margate On The Run, this collection captures the spirit of the cool kids in the past -skinheads and scooter boys -attending “weekender” rallies at British seaside towns where they listen to live music and dance in their Fred Perry shirts.
Back then illustrator, Paddy Smith, who has a penchant for scooters, began producing and selling commemorative “weekender” patches. The designs were hand-printed and exclusively available at each event. People who attended the weekender rallies wore the medals proudly as a proof of attendance and each patch was unique to the event and the design told a story about the date and destination.
This season, Paddy Smith has designed six exclusive patches for Fred Perry, illustrating the enduring relationship between Laurel Wreath and British subcultures. For guys, look forward to the key piece of the collection which is the Whitsun Weekend Print Shirt; in 100% cotton the repeat print on this shirt depicts the now infamous clashes of the mods and rockers on the beaches of Southern England. Camouflage has also been applied to Fred Perry shirts in this collection.
Ladies, gear up with a parka in fish-tail style in this collection. Camouflage has also been applied to Fred Perry shirt with red tipping and a vintage red shirt features a garment treated exclusive patch on the right breast are in this collection for the ladies. Shoes are also included with the Alma Penny Loafer that comes in both black and sand suede and features camouflage lining and a small platform sole.
This range is available at the Fred Perry Authentic Shop, ION Orchard #B3-01.
Reebok’s Pump Fury series has come a long way. 20 years after its debut, sneakerheads are still clamouring over the iconic footwear. To celebrate its anniversary, Reebok choseOn March 19, 2014 / By Nookmag
Reebok’s Pump Fury series has come a long way. 20 years after its debut, sneakerheads are still clamouring over the iconic footwear. To celebrate its anniversary, Reebok chose – without much thought – icons and much loved brands Limited Edt and Hypethetic. No surprise, as their design forte in this fashion market has earned them the loyalty of sneaker fans.
Limited Edt, whose boutique stores Vault and Chamber have been dubbed Temples for Sneakers, and Hypethetic, the clothing label and customising collective that many trust, have come up with the tenth of 27 unique designs that Reebok will be releasing from partnerships with acclaimed designers from all over the world this year.
For this collaboration, Limited Edt appointed Joe Cher, a.k.a Twistedjoe, founder of the Hypethetic, to give his artistic take on the Pump Fury classic. The result is a harmonious blend of Hypethetic’s signature colours and style elements, as well as the aesthetics of Limited Edt stores.
The ocean’s lethal Devil Ray was Joe’s inspiration for the pump’s mottled black and grey upper. With Reebok, Limited Edt, and Hypethetic logos in futuristic silver, two metallic silver stars representing the Fury’s 20-year legacy, a metallic chrome accent on the heel, and a blue inner lining, these rare pumps celebrate the well-loved Reebok Insta Pump Fury composure with an added sophisticated charm and a touch of “gangsta”.
Each pair will come with an individually numbered holographic box designed by art house WHALERABBIT. The exclusive shoe box is specially fabricated from polished translucent black acrylic, accented with a hexagonal holographic glow, and a magnetic lock with nickel-plated logos to boot. Adding to its exclusivity, a special-edition and not for sale t-shirt will also come with each purchase.
Loving this mash-up of artistic revelry? Keep a look out for more sneaker updates in April, when the next release of the next 20th anniversary design will be announced. For now, get the Limited Edt X Hypethetic X Reebok Instapump Fury 20th Anniversary from 19th March 2014, at S$249.00 nett. The shoes come in US sizes 4 to 12 and will be sold exclusively at all Limited Edt stores island-wide.
Casio’s new EFR-536 models have finally arrived in Singapore! This range of motorsports-inspired EDIFICE timepieces are the first in the EDIFICE series to be equipped with Casio’s NeonOn March 15, 2014 / By Nookmag
Casio’s new EFR-536 models have finally arrived in Singapore! This range of motorsports-inspired EDIFICE timepieces are the first in the EDIFICE series to be equipped with Casio’s Neon Illuminator technology. Squint no more, as this gives you the ability to read time in the dark using black light LED that gives the hands and dials a handsome night-time luminescence.
What’s special is that Casio’s Neon Illuminator technology uses a special coating that absorbs light during the day from a built-in black light. Sounds like solar energy, doesn’t it? How cool! The coating then illuminates the watch face with an incandescent glow. The indicators, including the dials and hands of the new EFR-536 range also radiate a subtle yet precise gleam, without the need to hold on to a light button in the dark or in low-light conditions.
This EDIFICE series is known for its concept of “Speed and Intelligence” proven by its distinctive indicators and dynamic movement of the watch hands, particularly great for professionals with an active lifestyle. Featuring chronographs and dials reminiscent of the dashboard of a high-performance sports car, the EFR-536 presents a sleek and polished look during the day and a luminous afterglow at night. Stylish during work and after!
The EFR-536 series is available at all G-FACTORY and G-FACTORY PREMIUM stores in Singapore and retailing from S$249 to S$299.
Musician, music producer, and fashion designer Pharrell Williams, with his age-defying face and saccharine voice, is adding “collaborator and spokesperson” onto his long list of accolades. Joining the UNIQLO UTOn March 13, 2014 / By Nookmag
Musician, music producer, and fashion designer Pharrell Williams, with his age-defying face and saccharine voice, is adding “collaborator and spokesperson” onto his long list of accolades. Joining the UNIQLO UT team for its 2014 Spring Summer collection, with the recently appointed creative director and street fashion icon NIGO, Pharrell lends his creative juices to “The New Model T”.
The UT 2014 Spring Summer collection comprises at least 30 themes in a variety of colors and patterns, and features a line in collaboration with Pharrell Williams’ “i am OTHER” creative collective. Pharrell will also appear in campaign images and a commercial for the UT 2014 Spring Summer collection. The collection will be available in 14 countries including Singapore.
The UT T-shirt brand celebrates its 12th year, and revisits its roots in an authentic
pop-style and a carefully selected assortment of graphics. The updated UTs are made from thicker material and feature a special torso with no seams. Under the meticulous eye of street fashion icon NIGO, the 2014 Spring Summer collection will include a variety of
colours and patterns for men, women, and kids.
In addition, the new commercial for UT slated for April will feature a song from Pharrell’s new album “G I R L”. The commercial, and video of an exclusive interview, will be available on the UNIQLO website (www.uniqlo.com.sg) from April 2014. The collection will hit Singapore stores in May.
We know how the “15 Singapore Homes so beautiful you won’t believe they’re HDB flats” article has been roaming around on Facebook. Admit it, you’ve been thinking aboutOn March 12, 2014 / By Nookmag
We know how the “15 Singapore Homes so beautiful you won’t believe they’re HDB flats” article has been roaming around on Facebook. Admit it, you’ve been thinking about your ideal home too, haven’t you?
Whether it’s a HDB flat, condominium apartment, terrace, or bungalow, you can always count on making your home beautiful with awesome interior design. But what if renovating your entire house costs a bomb? Fear not, an alternative to giving your home a new breath of life can be as simple as having new furniture or home décor items!
CB2 has came up with a new Spring Lookbook – think florals and pastels – that is perfect for adding some colour and prints into your dream home. Keep your eyes peeled as Nookmag shows you our favourite picks from CB2 latest Spring collection.
Hedgehog Tealight Holder
We like how cute this tealight holder is. It’s a hedgehog! Spring is also about cute animals right? Having it in a bright sunny yellow also adds to this quirky ornament.
Forget elegant pillows. Throw one of these onto your comfy couch and make friends with the very cool Mr Bruce.
Cheval Orange Wine GlassThis wine glass gives vintage a modern twist with a pop of spring that will look gorgeous in your new home. Besides, who wants boring ol’ wine glasses? It’ll be more fun sipping your red wine from this!
TPS File Cabinet
White furniture is overrated, and white cabinets remind us too much of musty old offices. Pink, however, is definitely a spring colour we love – look at how gorgeous this pastel shade is! Make your office look like a scene out of Wes Anderson movie with this cabinet. What’s better is that there are wheels, making it easy to be maneuvered around your house, wherever you want it to be.
Marble Floor Lamp
Sleek yet quirky, this lamp is definitely our favourite pick. It has an industrial and clean vibe that is quite popular these days. We wished it was available in pastel colours though. Still, we’ll pick this over a dull lamp any day.
Get these cool home decor items at Crate and Barrel 2 is available at 178A Orchard Road, Peranakan Place Complex (beside The Centrepoint).
As a brand that believes in encouraging everyone to get outside, be active and have fun, Merrell designs light and fast trail running shoes for Spring 2014. Merrell’s new AllOut CollectionOn March 10, 2014 / By Nookmag
As a brand that believes in encouraging everyone to get outside, be active and have fun, Merrell designs light and fast trail running shoes for Spring 2014. Merrell’s new AllOut Collection focuses on creating a shoe that supports the foot without inhibiting natural movement. Featuring a flexible underfoot wrap that mobilises the arch, the design creates continuous ground contact for increased mobility and efficiency for the runner in you.
Besides running, the collection features shoes for hiking too. Running styles include AllOut Fuse, a hybrid running shoe built to transition from road to trail; and AllOut Rush, for the trail or ultra runner looking for a training or race shoe to go the distance.
The Merrell AllOut Collection will be available at selected Royal Sporting House stores in March, 2014. Retail price starts from SGD $149.
Did you know that exercising the right muscles in your feet allows you to achieve small performance benefits, like adding millimeters to a vertical leap or shaving milliseconds offOn March 10, 2014 / By Nookmag
Did you know that exercising the right muscles in your feet allows you to achieve small performance benefits, like adding millimeters to a vertical leap or shaving milliseconds off a race time? This at the same time also strengthens key stabilizer muscles to prevent injury!
Especially important to athletes who wants to stay on top of their competition, minor details make major changes with the new Hurley Phantom + Nike Free Technology slippers.
Specifically designed to let your feet move more naturally and freely compared to traditional slippers, the freedom of Hurley Phantom + Nike Free Technology slippers allows toes and feet to flex and grip, setting off a natural chain that exercises muscles normally neglected in traditional footwear. Over time, your feet get stronger because you’ll be using some muscles in your feet more than you might be used to.
The Hurley Phantom + Nike Free Technology is also built with a spacer mesh which create a breathable and washable solution while the soft EVA provides unparalleled comfort by molding to your foot.
The Hurley Phantom + Nike Free Technology is available at selected World of Sports stores only and it retails for $109.
As teens, we were probably in a hurry to push away anything that wasn’t very cool, too cutesy, or cartoonish. Ask a growing child to put on aOn November 7, 2013 / By Nookmag
As teens, we were probably in a hurry to push away anything that wasn’t very cool, too cutesy, or cartoonish. Ask a growing child to put on a Bugs Bunny tee and he’ll reject it, pointing instead to a slouchy raglan or plain black tee. Cartoon prints were for kids. Then adulthood rolled in and now we are just wishing for the days when we could frolick around in a Daffy Duck hoodie and eat cereal without a care in the world. With Lazy Oaf’s latest collaboration with Warner Brothers this Fall ’13 (they teamed up to do a Batman collection in 2012), your days of lounging in Looney Tunes apparel is back. Trust Lazy Oaf to make childhood cartoons cool again.
Celebrating designer Gemma Shiel’s love for the classic Looney Tunes cartoon iconography, the collection highlights the maniacal personalities of the Looney Tunes characters playing around with crazed prints of a puzzled Daffy Duck, cross-eyed Bugs Bunny and spaced-out Taz. The characters are blown up big or put in unexpected places – Sylvester and Tweety can finally be side by side with their prints on a bralet.
Inspired by 90s street wear, the Lazy Oaf men’s collection has an American sports twist with the That’s All Folks catchphrase printed across a short sleeved baseball shirt. The collection is also completed with the range of signature Lazy Oaf accessories such as beanies and caps with a Looney Tunes takeover.
The Lazy Oaf x Looney Tunes collaboration collection will be available in November at ACTUALLY, 313 Orchard Road, [email protected] #04-06 Singapore 238895 and price ranges from $39 to $155.
Spanking new on the shelves at Sup Clothing is Tosavica’s ladies apparel. Priding itself as a fresh alternative in a saturated market, Tosavica is an Indonesian labelOn December 27, 2012 / By Gracie
Spanking new on the shelves at Sup Clothing is Tosavica’s ladies apparel. Priding itself as a fresh alternative in a saturated market, Tosavica is an Indonesian label that creates high quality casual wear at an affordable rate.
Feminine yet edgy at the same time, the apparels are designed to be simple, playful and approachable with details that stand out from the crowd.
Tosavica is available at Sup Clothing (34 Haji Lane).