Shopping In Singapore: Rimowa's Colourful Aluminium Luggage, Pringle Of Scotland Argyle Fashion & More
Find the iconic Rimowa aluminum luggage from the popular Original collection a little too plain in its usual silver shell? The folks at the German company have gotten creative and we’re not talking about stickers. Two new metallic shades have been introduced for the three luggage models in this collection ($1,500-$2,530) – the Cabin, the Check-In and the Trunk Plus – which are achieved by anodising vibrant pigments directly onto the aluminum body of the suitcases. The azure blue hue called Marine is a nod to the colours of the Mediterranean Sea while the fiery red Scarlet colourway is based on the plumage of the Scarlet Ibis which is a native bird of the tropical grasslands in Colombia and Venezuela. Talk about an upgrade.
THE SOFT APPROACH
The fashion press has dubbed it as the new Sacai. Some have noted how this label is reinvigorating the Japanese textile industry for its constant repurposing of traditional fabrics. Us? We think the new-to-town Nippon label Mame Kurogouchi is one to watch for its dose of quiet nostalgia and soft femininity. The nine-year-old label of Issey Miyake alumn and Nagano native Maiko Kurogouchi makes its debut here at Surrender this month. It features the designer’s trademark designs which are known for combining the work of rural artisans with a soft romantic flair. Think a cropped blouson made with silk and stitched Sashiko denim ($990) or a silk lame printed blouse with exaggerated bell sleeves ($1,050). Fans of Rochas and Dries Van Noten take note.
TRICK OR TREAT?
If you’re a member of the Tim Burton fan club, then the answer would be the latter. Vans has just released spooky-themed merchandise to coincide with Halloween month this October. The collection of 10-piece footwear, as well as apparel pieces, pays homage to Tim Burton’s cult classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. Fans of the show will definitely recognise designs such as the Pumpkin King’s ghostly suit which is appliqued on the Classic Slip-On loafers or a print of Jack walking through the Halloween Town cemetery that appears on the Sk8-Hi sneakers.
Molly Goddard, Gypsy Sport, and Y/Project have made the preppy argyle pattern something of an ironically cool fashion statement for Fall/Winter 2019. But nothing beats snagging this quintessentially Scottish motif from the OG of argyle fashion: Pringle of Scotland. While the label does not own a brick and mortar store here, you can own a piece of its heritage chic from the brand’s latest collaboration with H&M. The collection ($16.95-$64.95) spans autumnal staples like funnel-necked jumpers and cardigans and athleisure pieces such as sweater dresses and leggings. Available in a colour scheme of dove grey, biscuit brown and fluoro yellow, the collection also features items made from a blend of recycled polyester and organic cotton. And if you’re the kind who likes to match outfits with your pooch, there are mittens for our furry friends too.
If you think that bracelets and necklaces are the only types of jewellery you can personalise with charms, then Pandora is shaking up that repertoire with its latest offering. For Fall, the jewellery brand has introduced the Pandora Me Safety Pin Brooch ($39) which can be decorated with its charms to create a less predictable way of accessorising. The bonus: The pin-inspired jewellery falls right into the big punk movement that is sweeping fashion this season.