NEW YORK SS16 TRENDS

London Fashion Week has come and gone like a tropical thunderstorm storm - out of the blue, brief and electrifying. Now that the dust can settle, I've finally been able to come to my senses and digest the incredible things that have happened over the past five days - which include meeting Shini Park, rubbing shoulders with Cara Delevingne, breathing the same air as Anna Wintour and being photographed by Scott Schuman. But I'm sure you knew all that, considering you're following me on Snapchat. You better get to it if you aren't already. You're missing out on a lot of exciting moments. Another thing I've been able to catch up on is NYFW - the most fun, bold and alive of the major fashion weeks. As per tradition (or one I'd like to commit to more often), I've picked out some of my favourite New York SS16 trends. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scrolling. Popcorn optional.       1. FRINGE BENEFITS   It may be almost a hundred years since flapper dresses were all the rage, but if you think fringe is dated - you're wrong. It's definitely here to stay. There couldn't be a better place than the runways of New York to see these dangly bits being reinvented. From a trailing train of mahjong tiles (Vivienne Tam) to a Cousin Itt trim (Givenchy), you'll find it all. Plus, fringe is fun. It adds so much more dimension and movement to a look. All you gotta do is shake, shake, shake.       {1. Dion Lee / 2. Givenchy / 3. Alexander Wang / 4. Prabal Gurung / 5. Christian Siriano / 6. Vivienne Tam /...

CLUB 21 – F/W 2015

Unless your name is Patrick and you hail from Bikini Bottom, you have no excuse not to know about multi-label boutique Club 21 (you know, because of living under a rock and all). From Marni to McCartney, they've got clothing, shoes and accessories from all the drool-worthy designers one could go gaga over. Just last week I popped by their gallery space to preview the goodies F/W 2015 has in store before they actually hit the store. While I've got my heart set on a certain white bag (looking at you, Jack and Lazaro), it occurred to me that this year it wouldn't be totally crazy to splurge – sorry, I mean invest in a good winter coat. After all, I do have to look stylish while piling on the layers back in London. But this shall remain just a thought until I can fully consider it, while a little less delirious from fasting and this muggy heat. Don't forget to head on down to Fashionide to discover the super adorable Cities loafers by Joshua Sanders, also available at Club 21. Club 21 Four Seasons Hotel 190 Orchard Boulevard #01-01/02 248646 Singapore Tel: +65 6304 1385 www.club21global.com 1. Calvin Klein 2. Issey Miyake 3. Stella McCartney 4. Proenza Schouler 5. Alexander Wang 6. Junya...

AN UNTAMED EXPERIENCE – SAVAGE BEAUTY

Every now and again, especially on despondent days when creativity and inspiration have run dry, I like to indulge myself in what I call a “McQueen Marathon”. This ritual consists of me visiting the Alexander McQueen website and revelling in the glory of the video archives of past collections. Alexander McQueen was not only a genius in designing clothes, he knew how to put on a show, invoking all sorts of emotions that were buried within the human psyche. He dissolved the boundaries of fashion, allowing inspiration from the realms of nature, art, music, history, religion and culture to flow in. Just watching these digital memories on a laptop screen was enough to send wonder surging through my veins. So one can only imagine the excitement and reverence I felt as I finally got the chance to experience firsthand the monumental pieces from these groundbreaking shows at Alexander Mcqueen: Savage Beauty. Continue Reading at The Fashionide Image: V&A...
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