Shopping In Singapore: Linda Farrow Archive Pieces, Refracted Heels By Salvatore Ferragamo & Limited Edition Be@rbrick Toys
From Yoko Ono to Lady Gaga, Linda Farrow sunglasses have been spotted on some of the most famous faces through the decades. To mark the luxury eyewear label’s 50th anniversary next year. it is holding a retrospective at Pedder On Scotts from August 16-Sept 30. The premise is to fete the brand’s expertise for creating fashionable and witty statement-making designs that are seen on its current styles as well as archival pieces that were part of the longstanding collaborations it had with fashion brands like Jeremy Scott and Raf Simons. As a special treat, some of the iconic archival pieces from its past tie-ups with brands like Yazbukey, Agent Provocateur and Walter Van Beirendonck will be available for purchase on a limited-edition basis. Here, some of the styles that caught our eyes.
Clockwise from top left: Linda Farrow x Alexander Wang, $995. Linda Farrow x Agent Provocateur, $730. Linda Farrow x Yaz Bukey, $380. Linda Farrow x Jeremy Scott, $335. Linda Farrow x Walter Van Beirendonck, $295. Linda Farrow x Erdem, $495
IN LIGHT YEARS
Since becoming Salvatore Ferragamo‘s creative director in Feb this year, Paul Andrew is fast filling up the shoes of the maison’s founder who was legendary for his innovative and architectural heel designs. Andrew’s latest footwear collection, dubbed Refracted, features artsy faceted metallic heels that refract light to cast beautiful dispersions of light on the ground surface. The new geometric heel is a nod to an archival stacked column heel style that Salvatore Ferragamo designed specifically for the American market in1939. The Refracted heels are made of durable lightweight plastic have been coated with a galvanised metallic shell and come in three heights of 1cm, 5.5cm and 8cm. The collection comprises five different shoe styles like Mary Janes and ankle-strap sandals that come with uppers in materials like nappa leather, suede or silk satin.
The Be@rbrick by Japanese company MediCom Toy is not just one of the most famous toys around. The wacky and fun collaborations it has with artists and brands also makes it a popular collectable for pop art fiends. For its latest tie-up, the brand has teamed up with pewter specialist Royal Selangor to create a medieval-looking piece called the 400% Be@rbrick Royal Selangor Arabesque Black. The outing sees the surface of the toy covered with elaborate steel engraved motifs derived from the 19th century scrollwork from America and Europe. The design ($1,899) is available for pre-order now till August 11 at Royal Selangor stores and delivery is estimated to take four months.
TOUR DE FORCE
Is 2019 the year Ariana Grande is having her big fashion breakthrough moment? Fresh from her Fall/Winter campaign with luxury house Givenchy, the pop princess is now lending her name and face to a high-street collaboration. To coincide with the singer’s ongoing Sweetener World Tour, H&M has dropped a capsule line that comprises of T-shirts, hoodie sweaters, cropped tops and bodysuits – practically pieces from Grande’s wardrobe – that boast lyrics like “thank u, next” on hair clips and album art on a sweater.
Emerging Belgian-based Austrian fashion designer Flora Miranda, who is known for her avant-garde 3D-printed garments, is the latest name that has been tapped by Rado to give a new spin to the True Thinline watch. The automatic ceramic timepiece ($3,650) Miranda designed is called the Deep Web and comes in a limited run of just 1,001 pieces. The watch dial features two transparent discs sitting on top of one another and have metal web patterns laid on them. This one-of-a-kind design feature means that the watch hands are visible each time the web patterns overlap.