The house of deconstruction and distressed denim Pierre Balmain showcased their Spring/Summer 2014 collection which personified biker chic ‘Rock and Roll’ attitude which stems back to the age of rebellious punk. Strutting down the runway were models in Rocker stylised outfits from reinterpreted biker chic jackets, deconstructed long leather zips, sleeves large lapel structured formal jackets and sleeveless relaxed peacoat.
A favourite was an elongated leather jacket similar to a tuxedo design was the highlight of the avant garde denim presentation. The tough girl next door certainly would identify with the collection’s rugged yet feminine looks.
The punk attitude raged on for Menswear with tough denim pure white ensembles, blue washed out denim biker jackets and military inspired lightweight peacoats to boot.
The show transitioned to Pierre Balmain’s evening wear with luxurious charm of elegant Grecian gold silk gowns and figure hugging full lace dresses upped the ante.
VIP Fashion Night Out@The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is a 1 night only shopping event for all shoppers. The occasion was well thought out with live entertainment from roving fashion shows, exclusive discounts from retail boutiques, gift redemptions and attractive lucky draws. While shopping, guests were treated to champagne and popcorn and a free photo studio session.
The roving shows had models strutting throughout the whole stretch of The Shoppes with featuring participating brands like 6Five Barcode, adidas, Anne Fontaine, Evisu, Germain, Guess, Harley Davidson, Ferrari, iROO, Juicy Couture, Marisfrolg, Miss Sixty, MOISELLE, N.Tyler, Salon by Surrender, Tommy Hilfiger Denim, Pashma and Porsche Design. Guests were given a sneak preview of what is to come for Fide Fashion Week, with intricate couture dresses for the eye to behold.
British luxury fragrance house Penhaligon’s launched its new perfume – the Iris Prima. The Iris Prima is an elegant perfume scent that evokes an alluring depiction into the magical world of ballet. Visit Penhaligon’s to be indulged in the variety of scents, the intriguing stories and heritage behind each fragrance and their progressive evolution throughout the centuries.
A professional shoe shine service was made available to all shoppers to rest their tired feet and get their leather shoes back to pristine condition.
Fashion Week 2013, organised by FIDé Fashion Weeks, is presented by The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands from 9 to 19 October 2013. An 11-day spectacle of world-class fashion events will see over 30 inspiring presentations of the latest season’s Men’s and Women’s Prêt-à-Porter and Couture houses. The greatly anticipated FIDé Fashion Week 2013 is definitely one not to be missed, the highest show quality will elevate the local fashion scene yet again in the eyes of the global fashion industry.
New Prêt-à-Porter labels which will be showcased for the first time in Singapore, as well as several returning Couturiers and Haute Couturiers. Known for their thought-provoking awestruck masterpieces from the rarefied world of Haute Couture, they have essentially been the talk of town for discerning fashion critics ever since their debut in 2011. Participating retailers from The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands include Anne Fontaine, Bread & Butter, Germain, MCM, MOISELLE, Surrender, Pierre Balmain, Porsche Design and 6Five Barcode. Be sure to keep FIDé Fashion Week in your list of Must-Do events for the month of October 2013!
American luxury leather goods company Coach Inc. launched their first Men’s boutique store in Singapore, which boasts the widest range of the label’s Men product, at the third level of Japanese Department store Takashimaya.
Men would feel at ease with the clean, uncluttered bright space, well organised allocation of products which brings one to explore items from lifestyle products such as Ready to Wear leather jackets, leather sneakers and small satchels to formal full leather briefcases and messenger bags.
Coach Inc. collaborates with American Fashion Designer Billy Reid, who is known for his “low-fi Southern-bred luxury” designs with classic styles in high quality fabrics, but with unusual accents. His collection features a range of marvelous large structured leather totes and messenger bags materialised in supple Coach leather. COACH Men boutique will host exclusive collaboration pieces and limited edition pieces for the discerning Coach Men connoisseur.
Billy Reid’s exclusive collection of leather tote bags are roomy, timeless and refined, perfect for the daily commute to work or leisure. Available in both suede and leather, one is definitely spoilt for choice. I am particularly attracted to the Suede Warrior tote in deep blue suede (S$1,750).
An exclusive electric ocean blue leather Bleecker leather day bag (S$1,750) in COACH Men which stands out from the sea of black and brown leather bags.
I predict that the most favourited and sought after item from the Billy Reid range would be this large pebbled Coach leather messenger bag known as Pebble Florence Messer (S$1,580) which looks to be versatile with its many straps which certainly looks easy to carry with effortless charm. With COACH reinventing its products in splendid colour schemes and utilitarian chic designs while endearing to its fine leather house roots, COACH is definitely a brand to keep in mind for new affordable luxury bag purchases!
COACH does embossment of initials on leather tags for that personalised touch.
Be sure to head down to check out new creative collaboration launches!
The opening of Charles & Keith at Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City welcomed the epitome of the international celebrity stratosphere who arrived in glamorous pomp with a sea of patient fans waiting with bated breath for their celebrity icons.
Celebrities in attendance were from the likes of effortless chic local celebrities Zoe Tay and Fann Wong, and famous international faces such as celebrated Chinese supermodel Liu Wen, handsome gentleman Daniel Henney, and 3 members of Korean pop sensation SNSD Girls Generation. Besides celebrities, acclaimed editors and celebrity bloggers from Asia had arrived to support and mark the grand occasion.
A dazzling fashion showcase took place after the spectacular opening launch of charles and keith’s newly minted boutique. The label’s Fall Winter 2013 runway showcase was befitting of an elegant urban city dweller putting her best foot forward featuring the gorgeous footwear collection of knee high rugged leather boots, blushing red stilettos, metallic full gold tint leather high heels, black high heels highlighted with mirrored gold and silver metal heel finishes. Lets embrace bright metallic touches and stunning boots to enliven our ensemble for Fall Winter 2013!
Bonia debuted its magnificent pop up store boasting of 33000 square feet with a glamourous evening of star studded with celebrities and brand ambassador hailing from Taiwan the elegant Sonia Sui whose presence was well received. A spectacular upbeat runway like no other- Bonia’s runway show was an elaborate affair not to be missed, Bonia bag desiqns captured with 4 different moods. denim fabricated bags for rugged worn appeal. From rebel attitude, corporate road warrior to evening elegance Bonia’s designs certainly suit and complete each occasion to a tee.
Glamourous chic the sateen sheen bag embroidered with a whimsical Ballad poem complimented pastel colour dresses effortlessly.
The bygone era of steam trains come into mind when such suitcases are presented down the runway, reinvented in bright red, these are must have pieces for your classical traveller style.
A myriad of glamourous bright red and blue bags adorned the models strutting down the runway in lightweight resort dresses.
For evening wear, calf leather embossed with crocodile print bag looked to please the glitterati with its evening glam factor.
Men were not left out, with a whole collection of backpacks, totes and briefcases in Bonia’s signature and new check print- men would certainly desire to own a piece!
The celebrity Sonia Sui who wowed the crowd with her ethereal charm, wearing a canary yellow dress matched with a crocodile embossed leather bag in turquoise blue, she won guests with her heart felt speech as ambassador of Bonia.
Izzue’s eccentric and fashion style arrives in Singapore fashion scene well received by the industry trend setters. For Spring Summer 2013 Womenswear , Izzue’s mainline themed Weaving Romance embraces romantic soft silhouettes in chiffon, silk fabric intertwined with soft hues of beige, charcoal grey and navy blue.
Translucent layering of full skirts and knee length shorts were the highlight of SS 2013 to showcase a women’s feminine silhouette.
Izzue Jeans line looks to find ‘modernity twist’ with grunge elements and jewel appliqués of studs, bold stripes and geometric cuts on refreshing and eclectic colour blocking effects to embellish their collection.
Izzue men’s summer 2013 continues to exhibit high fashion design with a showcase of “Spring can really hang you up the most” Signature slim cut shirts, suit jackets and pans and in trend with a sporty chic high street designs. On the spotlight was the incorporation of Japanese martial arts robe inspired design matched with sports wear concepts. Draping was notably a key element seen on loose cut wrapped jackets with wide cut pant ensembles. Denim was treated with wash techniques which gave graduate colour wash effects to exude your rugged personality.
5 cm Spring Summer 2013 births the moody and nocturnal asthetics with high end men’s offerings that have a cult following attributed to its slender, blackened silhouette and grunge androgynous style. 5 CM’s sharp cutting showcases 3D cuts and drapery that are finely tuned over the years and are unique to its collection. SS13 menswear collection themed ‘Black America’ integrates military elements with avant garde camouflage and national flag prints in bold colours of date red and earth tones. Embellished with 3 dimensional rocker chic star shaped sequins complete its military grunge mix and match style.
Fabulous Celebrities in attendance:
Chua En Lai and Hossan Leong: