Shopping In Singapore: MCM Pop Art Camo, SJP Sunglasses, Kiko Kostadinov Asics Collab & More
FALL IN LINE
It’s not just fashion brands like Miu Miu and R13 that have gotten into a military mood for Fall with their camouflage prints. Accessories brand MCM is falling in line too. Its rendition, called the Camo Lion, zeroes in on the label’s German heritage by mashing up the motif of the tarot diamond from the Bavarian flag and the lion which is the symbol of the city of Munich. The result is an abstract graphic print on nylon that is used for a range of unisex bags (from $650) like a backpack, weekender and tote. Not just limited to traditional khaki green, the print comes in blue and orange colourways too.
Sarah Jessica Parker has started plenty of trends. As Carrie Bradshaw, she made wearing tutus and name necklaces a thing. In Hocus Pocus, she became the poster child for goth chic. For SJP’s latest collaboration with Sunglass Hut which debuts at the end of this month, the actress looks set to make those large wraparound sunnies she rocked in the ’90s hip again. The four-piece goggle-like designs ($260) feature a lightweight nylon fiber boning and come in five colour schemes that include a bright blue with petroleum blue mirror lenses and classic tortoiseshell with brown gradient lenses.
ALL THE SMALL THINGS
For proof of how the demi-fine jewellery segment is going strong, one just needs to turn to Kuala Lumpur-based label Wanderlust+Co. The brand is branching into that territory which sits between accessible costume jewellery and precious fine jewellery. Its debut demi-fine pieces feature dainty vermeil pieces which are crafted from 925 sterling silver then plated thinly with 14K gold. Semi-precious gemstones like white topaz, freshwater pearls and cubic zirconia top off the designs. The collection (from $94, www.wanderlustandco.com) stick to the Wanderlust+Co’s signature organic and raw aesthetic and include the Starlit necklace (above) which is based on the brand’s popular crescent moon and constellation-inspired costume jewellery model.
BACK TO THE FUTURE
For a clue at just how Bulgarian fashion designer Kiko Kostadinov has become a cult name in fashion, one just needs to know how his earlier sneaker collaboration with Asics can go for a whopping US$1,000 (S$1,370) on the resale market. For his latest collection with the Japanese sneaker brand, the former Central Saint Martin alumn who is known for his functional-meets-futuristic high-end aesthetic has dubbed a pair of over-the-ankle kicks as the Gel-Nepxa. The design which is retailing at Dover Street Market Singapore ($379) riffs on the costumes of ’60s dystopian thrillers and features technical features like the Flytefoam midsole technology which is said to be 55 per cent lighter than the industry standard. In true Kostadinov creative style, translucent mesh overlays partially conceal the Asics stripes.
In a season of wearing many hats, Dior’s rendition is a cool tribute to the Teddy Girls of the ’50s who were known for their rebellious and dandy style. What it ends up with is a series of bucket hats designed by the British milliner Stephen Jones. The designs are available in materials that range from vinyl to cotton, and a mix of patterns like tartan and the maison’s Oblique canvas. As a final nod to Dior’s couture roots, the hats come with chic nylon veils.