Shopping In Singapore: Burberry's New It Bag, IWC's First Pilot Watch For Lefties & More
Riccardo Tisci proves that studded hardware doesn’t necessarily mean punk. For Burberry’s newest It bag collection for Fall/Winter, its chief creative officer adorns the tote, clutch and shoulder bag variations with studs in a sophisticated way. Called The Title, each design features a triple-stud hardware that riffs on an archival military bag, while the clean lines of the bag is a nod to the lapels of trench coats. Available in an array of small, medium, large, mini sizes, each bag also comes with a one-of-a-kind metal bar technology that can be twisted and extended to accommodate for a detachable strap. Besides classic colours like malt and black, the brand is adding designs in stripes, faux lizard and a monogram print this month.
If Mary Quant was known for revolutionising the ’60s style lexicon with her mini dresses, then British designer Richard Allan was the designer that shaped the vibrant prints and patterns from that era. Just think of how his work punctuated the ready-to-wear designs for luxury houses that he created for such as Schiaparelli and Yves Saint Laurent. Now, H&M is rehashing some of the designer’s most famous prints as part of a special collaboration with the Richard Allan London label which was revived by the designer’s daughter and creative director Cate Alla in 2014. Launching August 22, the Mod-inspired collection includes scarf print mini dresses and pleated vintage skirts emblazoned with Allan’s prints from the ’60s to the ’80s like the Scott – an interpretation of early woven plaids from the Scottish lowlands,
Pilot watches are like the aviator jackets of the horology world and the ones from IWC has become a cult hit among female collectors who want a big statement-making style with a vintage and androgynous cachet. Now the brand has launched a limited-edition pilot watch for the first time just for lefties based on its popular Big Pilot’s Watch model. Called the Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right-hander”, this 250-piece collection sees the design of the 46.2 mm-wide stainless steel timepiece revised with a conical-shaped crown on the left-hand side of the case, making it more practical for those who wear their watches on the right.
Now that the third season of Netflix hit The Crown is set to debut on Nov 17, there’s no doubt that the Queen‘s frame bag-toting style will be in the spotlight. Loewe is already zooming in on the trend for Pre-Fall with its creative director JW Anderson‘s contemporary rendition. Called the Postal, this rigid frame design takes its cues from the look of postcards complete with the maison’s anagram logo on the top right corner to mimic stamps. Besides the sophisticated colourways like burgundy and powdery pink, the collection also includes a limited edition series that showcases illustrations of cities like New York and Paris produced via a leather marquetry technique.
From Cardi B’s little sister to a Japanese sneaker brand, everyone is latching on to the ’90s. So it’s about time that we see swimwear riffing on the decade’s aesthetic too. Enter Aussie brand Speedo. For its latest women’s collection, the brand which was founded in Bondi and made waves in the ’20s for its first non-wool swimsuit has launched a retro-inspired collection. The latter seems to take cues from the Baywatch generation (the Pamela Anderson original not the Dwayne Johnson remake) with its U-back designs and long-sleeve body glove style. The pieces ($65.90 to $99.90) are available at the Speedo pop-up store at Suntec City till August 18 and thereafter at Royal Sporting House stores in Suntec City and Ion Orchard.