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Vogue Singapore July - August 2021

Vogue Singapore empowers and inspires readers through intelligent and thought-provoking content to drive change for good. Vogue readers are change agents with a hunger for fashion and a heart to positively shape future generations. In essence, they are women with a strong sense of style and a strong sense of purpose.

Indochine Media
8 Issues

in this issue

5 min
editor’s letter

I’ve been having very vivid dreams lately. A few nights ago, I was playing tennis at the Australian Open, but instead of Rebound Ace (as is the construction at Melbourne Park) the court was en tout cas and my forehand (notoriously ‘wild’ as my tennis coach used to chastise) was on song. I’m running to a forehand, sliding open stance on the red clay, and whip it cross court for a blistering winner. Eat that Djoker. Another night, I’m seated at the second- storey bay windows of the Marchesi cafe in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, looking down at the sea of shoppers as they ebb and flow over the worn mosaic tiles. Sipping an Americano with one hand while the dark chocolate coating on a preserved orange rind melts between my fingers…

1 min
editor’s picks

TWO-FACED Emblazoned with a bold comic strip-with one side in colour and the other in monochrome, one side in French and the other in English-this reversible Hermès silk scarf lets you have the best of both worlds. $910 WILD CARD Christian Louboutin’s Pyraclou canvas and linen sandals act as a, well, canvas for the brand’s Tarot de Marseille capsule motif. Colourful illustrations from tarot cards line the side and inside of the sole, with the main colours echoed on the braided sole. $1,400 from Net-a-Porter EYES ON THE PRIZE Schiaparelli’s gilded glasses pay tribute to its founder’s love affair with surrealism. Cast from gold-toned metal, this is a pair that’s destined for the woman who has her eyes set firmly on the future. Price upon request TALKING HEADS In a vivid orange hue with an artful graphic…

1 min
easy does it

Hair, Yumiko Hikage/Saint Germain; make-up, William Bartel/Artlist Paris; manicure, Séverine Loreal/ Call My Agent; set designer, Rafael Medeiros; producer, White Dot; model, Klara Kristin/Elite; photographer’s assistants, Bryan Monaco, Gabriele Renna and Jeanne Le Louarn; stylist’s assistant, Alicia Barnet…

5 min
power in pink

From roses to rose, pink is a colour immersed in happiness. With much of the world in a state of limbo since the pandemic started, it’s almost as if designers wanted to extend the emotions associated with spring, a season that symbolises new life, to pre-autumn; all through the colour pink. Regardless of whether they dove headfirst into a plethora of fuchsia ensembles or dabbled in carnation accessories, one thing is for sure: the transcendent qualities of pink made it a breath of fresh air this season. Nicolas Ghesquière went for splashes of the hue, dipping accessories such as Louis Vuitton’s Coussin bag, boots and sunglasses in bubblegum pink. Olivier Rousteing, on the other hand, infused a soft cotton candy pink throughout Balmain’s pre-autumn collection, from fringe minidresses to pagoda-shouldered blazers.…

4 min
vogue viewpoint: fashioning the future

As told to Weiqi Yap The word ‘fashion’ is changing: the way we know fashion today, in terms of runway trends, is expanding. Fashion is now a discipline that deals with physical and virtual bodies. It’s no longer just about tangible clothes, but about experiences: the way our bodies interact with spaces; creating avatars and alternate realities through the screen. Fashion educators in 2021 and beyond will continue to expand these perspectives and dialogues between students and ourselves. We want our students to become not just globally engaged creative thinkers, but also creative makers. The future of fashion is rooted in community, inclusivity and diversity-and overall, a much more collaborative approach. GROOMING A FASHION ECOSYSTEM Singapore has evolved greatly in the past years, but there are key areas that are often overlooked: image-making, fashion…

10 min
harvesting the future

In Crazy Rich Asians, protagonist Rachel Chu is blown away when she learns that her wealthy fiancé’s grandmother is wearing a dress made from lotus flower stems. In the book, the lotus fabric was described as “normally available only for the most high-ranking monks”. But thanks to Acala Stem, Su by Hand and Nost, textiles and dyes crafted from unusual plant materials are now entering public consciousness and ushering in a new frontier for sustainable fashion. The three brands’ founders are hovering on the precipice of a fashion revolution; one where sustainable design is not just a nice- to-have, but the very essence of their work. It is what inspires them to invest huge amounts of time, money and energy into creating alternative textiles and dyes from plants. Lotus woven into…