ROITFELD FOR UNIQLO
Influential fashion editor Carine Roitfeld will be collaborating with Uniqlo on a womenswear collection that will be released towards the end of this year.
The Parisian is in a good position to do this, given her eye for style. As the global fashion director of Harper's Bazaar, she creates content for all 31 global editions of Harper's Bazaar.
She was formerly the editor-in-chief of French Vogue for 10 years and has also styled campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Chanel and Tom Ford.
It will be interesting to see how much of Roitfeld's personal style, characterised by sharp tailoring, form-fitting skirts and a touch of sex appeal, makes its way into the collection.
Uniqlo's design director Naoki Takizawa will oversee the collection of 40 items, which will range from stylish outerwear to feminine innerwear. It will be a very French season at Uniqlo.
The affordable Japanese brand had earlier announced a collaboration with Christophe Lemaire, the former Hermes creative director, and his design partner Sarah-Linh Tran, on a menswear and womenswear capsule collection.
It will also be released in the later half of this year.
In this electronic age, American stationery brand Rifle Paper Co. has managed to stay afloat and thrive on its playfully illustrated paper products.
From next month, its whimsical designs will appear on a selection of LeSportsac bags.
Prices range from $55 for a cosmetics pouch to $320 for a backpack. LeSportsac is at B1-12A Ion Orchard.
OBJECT OF DESIRE
Made in Italy, this pair of glitter-finished Raoul shoes will put a glamorous spin in your step.
Its block heel will help keep you steady.
From now till the end of the month, get 20 per cent off your total bill with any shoe or bag purchase at Raoul Paragon.
The shoes cost $490 (before discount) and are available at 02-49 Paragon
FUTURE OF FASHION
A group of local fashion designers have come together for an exhibition that showcases their interpretation of the future of fashion.
The five designers involved are Francis Cheong, Max Tan, Chiang Xiaojun, Pauline Lim and Kenny Lim.
The SG Next50: Fashion Futurism showcase, which is part of the Samsung Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2015 event, is on from now till May 24 at Paragon Atrium 1.
For all your basic needs, check out new-to-market label American Vintage that has opened at 03-13B Takashimaya Shopping Centre.
Despite its name, the 10-year-old label is actually French. And in true French style, its business is in selling chic classics that can be dressed up or down.
There is an assortment of T-shirts made of Supima cotton, soft maxi dresses, and button-down shirts for both men and women. Prices range from $60 for a tank top to $800 for a leather jacket.
Shoe label Aldo will be holding a photography exhibition from April 30 to May 6 at the Ion Art Gallery.
The exhibition features celebrities, such as model Wendy Jacobs, singer Nathan Hartono and aesthetic doctor Georgia Lee, wearing their favourite Aldo shoes.
These photographs will be available for sale at $1,800 each during the exhibition and all proceeds will go towards Action for Aids Singapore.
If you have missed the previous Boutiques at The Pit Building shopping events because they were held on weekdays, you will not have to this time.
The event, which promotes Singapore-based businesses and designers, will be on again tomorrow and on Sunday, from 10am to 6pm at the F1 Pit Building.
Expect an eclectic mix of items such as Spanish-style sandals from Ria Menorca, cotton sarongs, silk shirts and home accessories.
For more information, go to: www.facebook.com/BoutiquesSingapore.
This article was first published on April 24, 2015.
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