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Shopping In Singapore: A Second Alexander Wang Collab With Uniqlo, Danish Label Heliot Emil Debuts Here, New Hermes Straps For Your Apple Watch

Five of our favourite releases to snag before they're gone.
Unless you’re heading for a winter trip, the Heattech pieces from Alexander Wang ‘s first collaboration with Uniqlo last year would be of no use in your wardrobe. But the designer’s second outing with the brand, launching next month, is something you can wear 24/7 given how it revolves around the heat-regulating and sweat-wicking Airism fabric the Japanese fast fashion company is known for.   The 11-piece womenswear collection comprises items like seamless lingerie, undershirts and slips and is treated with Wang’s signature sleek urban aesthetic. Launching online and at the Uniqlo’s global flagship from April 12, the outing features the sheerest update and a new seamless rendition of the Airism fabric. Consider these pieces the perfect layering staples. A PRETTY PALETTE
PSA:  Apple Watch Hermes Series 4 owners, be sure to get the watchOS 5.2 update this week for a new screen display with a painterly ombre effect. To match that pretty facelift, Hermes has released two straps in pastel and colour-blocked finishes. The first features a rose sakura colour scheme while the other comes in a sky blue colourway. The bands ($519-$759) are available from the Apple and Hermes sites as well as the Apple store. KICKSTARTER PROGRAMME
If retro-tinged – not ugly dad – trainers are your thing, then the debut sneakers line by Italian label Furla is made for you. The collection ($260-$415) which hit stores today includes ’70s-era suede plimsolls given the girly treatment with floral embroidery and nylon ’80s-tinged track shoes in pastel colours. Told you they’re pretty. JAPAN HOUR
You can’t escape the sakura fever now. From our social media feed to Gardens by the Bay (news flash: the Sakura Matsuri floral display runs till Mar 31), they’re everywhere. One brand which has been celebrating this spring blossom in a big way is Japanese streetwear label A Bathing Ape which launches a sakura-themed collection of T-shirts annually. This year’s edition which drops on March 30 expands that repertoire ($139-$289) to include souvenir jackets, sweatshirts, shorts and caps – all of which are embroidered with motifs of the flowers and featuring kitschy calligraphy-style logo. NORTHERN EXPOSURE
If the dark, unisex and monochromatic aesthetic of Helmut Lang, Ann Demeulemeester, et al, speaks to you, then new-to-town Danish label Heliot Emil ($250-$1,090) should be on your radar. Stocked exclusively at multi-label store Surrender, the two-year-old label is founded by brothers Victor and Julius Juul. Their alt underground vibe span influences like aviation and techno and also mean you can expect pieces like a technical jacket with bag attachment and Japanese-manufactured custom hardware.