Shopping In Singapore: A DVF Personal Favourite, Bauhaus-Inspired Jewellery & More
She may have revolutionised the way women dressed in the ’70s with the wrap dress for its versatile and flattering silhouette. Not many would know, however, that one of Diane Von Furstenberg‘s favourite frocks from the era is actually a shirt dress. For Fall, the designer is resurrecting a well-loved piece from the archives dubbed the Antonette. Made from silk crepe de chine, the midi dress ($650) has been modified for a more contemporary fit and features large utilitarian pockets, buttons up the front and a detachable belt and fully lined for extra coverage. And true to DVF’s philosophy for smart practical dressing, the dress can be worn in three ways: as a duster coat, layered over pants, or simply as it is. Available in solid green and black, the collection will include a bright yellow piece next month.
The Germans are marking the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement this year and that includes the country’s jewellery label Niessing. As an homage to the design movement that champions the principle of “form follows function”, the brand has launched the Bauhaus series (from $8,237) for its Niessing Ring collection which is known for holding a diamond solitaire wholly by tension of the band – sans any setting. The Bauhaus influence comes in the architecture of the band which melds the curvaceous lines of a circle and the rigid shape of a square. Even the diamonds did not miss out on the geometric treatment and come in the form of round brilliant-cut, square princess-cut or triangular trilliant-cut.
Sports have always influenced the sneakers aesthetic but Onitsuka Tiger’s take might be a little unexpected. For its latest drop, the brand takes a leaf from the kind of kicks used by athletes competing in Tai Chi competitions. Launching on Sept 2, the Tai-Chi-Reb leather sneakers ($129) come in a pared-down look with a narrower profile and enhanced sockliners for added comfort and solid colourways of yellow, black and white.
Thanks to the runway styling at brands like Miu Miu, Tory Burch and Celine for Fall/Winter, ’90s aviators are officially back in vogue. For something sleek and minimalist, consider the Fei model ($319) from Shanghai Tang’s Through a Chinese Lens collection. It features a trio of aviator frames with a top bar design that is moulded from lightweight stainless steel wire and finished with a lasered matte or metallic coating.