In just four years, Colombian designer Edgardo Osorio has turned his shoe label Aquazzura into one that is highly sought after by fashion trendsetters.
Recognisable for the sexy, strappy styles that are also comfortable, shoes from the Florence-based label have been seen on the feet of model Claudia Schiffer, actress Emma Watson and socialite Olivia Palermo.
Osorio is currently in town to launch his spring/summer 2015 collection and a selection of classic lace-up styles, including the Belgravia (photo), at a private event hosted by On Pedder tonight.
While it may be a closed-door event, you can still get a piece of the Aquazzura magic at On Pedder (Scotts Square and Takashimaya Shopping Centre). The collection launches today and prices range from $650 to $990.
BEST OF +J
Uniqlo is releasing selected past hits from its successful +J line for the spring/summer 2015 season. The +J line was a collaboration with designer Jil Sander, which began in 2009 and lasted five seasons.
This is the second time the Japanese brand has re-issued pieces from the popular minimalist line, the previous being for the fall/winter 2014 season.
This round of +J hits, which covers both womenswear and menswear and has a special focus on shirts, will be available in Singapore from today at 01-382 Suntec Mall as well as online at www.uniqlo.com.sg.
Items are priced from $59.90 for a shirt to $249.90 for a jacket.
OBJECT OF DESIRE
Sneaker fanatics will love this Alexander Wang masterpiece.
It is a sneaker and clutch rolled into one for good fun. You will recognise the air bubble details found in running shoes, which have been married with luxe pebbled leather and bits of stingray skin. $1,890, 02-03 Hilton Hotel Singapore.
Fashion label Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet has collaborated with lingerie brand Empowered By You to launch a line of seamless panties. Wear these and say goodbye to visible panty lines under sheer clothing.
Each pair costs $33 and 20 per cent of net profits will go towards helping underprivileged women.
Available at 03-17 Ion Orchard.
Cinderella's glass slipper may be the star of the story, but this pair of Cinderella Cendrillon ballerina flats from Repetto is equally stunning.
From now till April 20, take a photo of the flats, which are hidden somewhere in Repetto's Ion Orchard boutique (03-15B Ion Orchard).
Upload the photo to Instagram with the hashtag #Repetto_ SG and a tagline centred around Cinderella and the ballet flats.
The winner will be contacted on April 30.
PARTY FOR THE GUYS
Men's clothing store Marcella is organising a men's shopping and grooming event tomorrow at Club Kyo, 133 Cecil Street, from noon to 7pm.
Look out for items from brands such as Controlled Commodity and shoe label LLYR, as well as services from the Sultans of Shave.
Twenty per cent of all proceeds from the event will go towards Aware, the Association of Women for Action and Research.
Admission to The Good Fellas event is free.
This article was first published on March 27, 2015.
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