Gwen Ong, Deputy Editor: Eclipse, Look 32
This summer-ready dress from Eclipse has all the makings of a delightful afternoon soiree. I am drawn to the bright marigold hue—not the colour I’d usually wear but this got my attention thanks to that beautiful, billowy skirt and harness-like vest layered over the dress. Definitely not the average sundress to wear on dates, but it’s got a touch of edge that sets it apart from the rest—the perfect piece to get me from Sunday brunch to evening drinks.
Joan Kong, Senior Fashion Writer: TSyahmi, Look 1
When Tsyahmi’s show opened with this black-and-white look, I know we’re off to a good start. Although I’d be the first to admit that this may not be the most wearable of looks, but one thing’s for sure: it’s packed with ‘wow’ factor—it’s a combination of sex appeal, glamour, and cool edge in one. If there’s one way to tune up a monochrome ensemble, this will be it. Made with patent leather, what I love most about the look are the eye-catching trousers which are nicely-fitted at the waist—it’ll kick any black pants to the curb, for sure. I can totally imagine layering the bra top underneath a pantsuit if I’d like to go sartorial (without forgetting to show some skin) for a night out. PS: Can we also take a moment to appreciate the oh-so-cool sleeves?
Rachel Au, Senior Lifestyle Writer: Innai Red, Look 1
They say it’s hard for a leopard to change its spots. For me, it’s difficult to stay away from floral patterns. Innai Red’s collection this year is everything that encompasses feminity with a slight bold approach, and it’s this kind of mutual contrast that always appeals to me. This particular look combines a floral embroidered tulle skirt and a bomber jacket featuring a kimono-like fabric, which comes of soft due to its pattern yet a little masculine due to its silhouette. Perfect together or as separates, I can find so many other ways to style each piece.
Loh Wei Yeen, Fashion & Beauty Writer: Cassey Gan, Look 19
One look at Cassey Gan’s striped ensemble and I was already imagining all the places I can go in this outfit. No prizes for guessing my favourite print—this look is testament that stripes can be worn with other prints without going OTT. I love how the tie-around top lends an air of insouciance to the look, while the mixed-print bucket bag and complementary cross-strap flatforms (courtesy of Yoke & Theam) offer a dash of colour to match the pocket sewn on the top. If I had to pick a weekend uniform to reycle every week, this might just be it.
Tan Su Fen, Writer: Alia Bastamam, Look 1
Comfy does it is my personal adage to dressing, and this look by Alia Bastamam is exactly the kind of ensemble I’d feel right at home in. The black slipdress is a beautiful textural take on a classic, integrating silk, pleated georgette and micro-pleated heavy satin all in one versatile piece – a wardrobe essential with character – and putting on the floral parka instantly adds a rugged chic edge to the look; got to love pieces that work just as well on their own as they do together.
Alyssa Lee, Writer: Ezzati Amira, Look 6
Never would I have thought that I would be inclined to wear cargo pants. Let alone a white pair with a paperback waist, a cuffed white shirt tucked in and a grey jumper with white placket worn as a shrug-cape hybrid. But Ezzati Amira has a way with reconstructing classics and changing minds. When this look come down the runway, it made me lean forward. The level of thought put into the way all three pieces work together alongside intriguing smaller details—like the choice of a slightly-yellowed drawstring cord and the extension of the grey across the body—that tie the look together deserved an extra loud applause.
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