Good news for shopaholics: The understated It Belgian leather goods maker and well-loved British fashion house will be part of the hipper, even more international line-up at the refreshed Scotts Square mall.
It looks to be a promising year if you’re into fashion and shopping. Independent, conceptual boutiques like that of local designer Max Tan have started to open at the work-in-progress, multi-use complex Capitol Piazza on Stamford Road. Insiders tell us Ion Orchard will reveal a refresh towards the year’s end. The latest retail shake-up to fist pump over: A new tenant mix at Scotts Square that has all the makings of IFC in Hong Kong.
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2015
Announced yesterday evening, the revamped line-up includes the first standalone Alexander McQueen boutique in Singapore. Socialites and fashion fiends have been getting their fix of the brand’s edgy accessories – and couture-esque ready-to-wear – from multi-label luxury retailer Club 21, which will continue to carry the label. No word on the store’s size or what it’ll carry, but we can only hope it means more of its consistently dreamy, confectionary-like gowns.
Delvaux seen on the streets of Paris Fashion Week
Upping the hip quotient is luxury leather goods house Delvaux (say “dell-vow”). If it sounds exotic, it’s because the Brussels-based label has never been sold in Singapore. Think of it as Belgium’s answer to Valextra: 186 years old, used by the country’s royals, always handcrafted, and defined by an understated yet hip aesthetic that’s made it a growing street style favourite. (Case in point: its writing-scrawled Brilliant top handle was everywhere at Fashion Week last year – see above).
From left: Olympia le Tan clutch, Charlotte Olympia platform sandals, and Shourouk earrings from On Pedder.
The biggest addition, however, is also a first-of-its-kind concept from On Pedder – taking up a whopping 20,000 sq ft within the mall. The Hong Kong luxury group’s most daring project in Southeast Asia, it’ll be broken down into six zones to the effect of one kick-ass, accessories-oriented department store. They include On Pedder, that focuses on trendy designer names like Charlotte Olympia and costumer jeweller Shourouk; the accessible in-house shoe label Pedder Red, known for its fun, weekend-friendly styles (see below); a new-to-SG men’s department; as well as sections geared towards sports, kids and pop-ups. Now why travel to Hong Kong when you can shop the same way here?