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Essentials: Gucci – Optik Melawai

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BAMBOO TO THE RESCUE. For Gucci, its hardest times are also one of its defining moments. During the World War II when the material for handbags became scarce, the Italian fashion house sourced bamboo from Japan as an alternative for their bag handle. The use of bamboo then develops throughout the … [Read more...]

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Online Exclusive: 5 Designers Create Wardrobe for Iconic Movies

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Despite the busy fashion week schedules, these designers manage to create special outfits for Hollywood’s notable movies   1. Fendi for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” In Wes Anderson’s latest work, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Fendi showcases their high craftsmanship in crafting … [Read more...]

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Watches: Breitling

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PLANE TALK. For a watch model that’s turning thirty this year, the Chronomat by Breitling is pushing forward with a special self-winding series engraved with an indelible trademark of Frecce Tricolori, the Italian airforce aerobatics team. Called the Chronomat Airborne, the steel-cased watch … [Read more...]

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Essentials: Ben Sherman

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HAUTE PARACHUTE. With “a heritage of modernism” as the brand’s tagline, Ben Sherman faithfully adheres to the youth culture and continuously experiments with the British mod style in each and every creation. A special installment this spring/summer is the “Plectrum” collection that … [Read more...]

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Fashion spread: Follow Suit

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FOLLOW SUIT. Celebrating the emergence of power suit in the 1990s and its influence on the minimalism movement today, this is how we portray a simple sartorial stance that has transcended the decades.  Outfit by Bottega Veneta Suit by Tommy Hilfiger, Shirt and tie by John Varvatos, Tie clip by … [Read more...]

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Essentials Roundup: Iphone Cases

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CASE IN POINT. There was a period when phones had so many types that it was fairly easy to distinguish one from another. Today, people tend to opt for the same thing: an iPhone. Lanvin Kenzo Paul Smith Versace So how can we differentiate them? Three words: designer iPhone cases. … [Read more...]

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