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Vogue Singapore May - June 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

4 min
editor’s letter

It sounds like good advice: do what makes you happy. But it should come with a caveat: excess will cause stress. Hear me out. In its journey across our digital and physical realities—regrammed as artful poetry and rephrased as well-intentioned advice over coffee—what started as a reminder to be kind to yourself, to be present in the moment in a crazy world, has morphed into a crutch for short-term pleasure in exchange for selfdiscipline. It’s ice cream and movie marathons instead of a well-balanced diet and sleeping early. It’s bailing on your promises instead of developing perseverance. Of course, life is too short to be unhappy. But what has become apparent as we navigate our new normal, is that life is also too important to short-change the development of our own character.…

2 min
editor’s picks

STYLE REFLECTOR Crafted from patent calfskin leather in a ready-to-fight-the-pandemic slime green, this structured tote bag from Bottega Veneta is big enough to carry your daily needs and shiny enough to repel any bad energy. $3,830 TIME WARP Inspired by skateboard grip tape, this Gucci watch presents a different way to display time. The hours and minutes are revealed by two arc apertures, set on a gold dial covered in GG etchings, all made in Italy. $1,820 PATENTLY VERSATILE These Rotate Birger Christensen high-waisted faux patent leather trousers are the perfect mix of disco and cosmopolitan chic. The zippers at the hem can also be used to modify the silhouette, making this slim-cut garment a must-have for the season. $232 TEAM MIU MIU It takes a visionary like Mrs Prada to show us that football shoes and…

3 min
daydream nation

If you’ve ever had someone tell you that daydreaming about something won’t make it a reality, New York-based label Les Reveries is living proof that this statement is a fallacy. Started just two years ago by Wayne Lee and her sister Ai Ly, who is no longer with the brand, the label and its name draw on the power of a well-placed reverie. “Secretly, we both love daydreaming, so we wanted something that connotes a beautiful feeling and also to give a certain lightness and purity. That’s how we decided on Les Reveries-it means daydreams,” says Lee. The brand’s ultra-feminine dresses resonated with an audience looking for beautiful cuts, bold colours and expressive floral prints, and it started, like all good things do, out of necessity. Lee relates: “I remember we were…

1 min
the edit

3 min
slow & steady

Spring/summer 2021 marked the first season to fully take place in the throes of COVID-19 and has seen some designers migrating online, with others getting creative and going back to basics. To take stock: we were reintroduced to the analogue charm of print and paper, presentations were hosted on the likes of Twitch and Animal Crossing, and ‘phygital’ is now part of fashion week parlance. But what of the clothes? Taking the form of knitting, crocheting, tie-dyeing, patchworking, quilting and upcycling, the clothes that were designed from home signalled a handmade renaissance. The quintessential poster child of this DIY revival is Harry Styles’ JW Anderson cardigan. The oversized, rainbow patchwork crochet piece sparked a home-knitting movement on TikTok, leading Jonathan Anderson to make the pattern an open resource for anyone who might be…

1 min
green screen

Reality comes in many forms. At Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2021 show, it was all about virtual reality. Singapore’s first physical fashion show since the pandemic, the glamorous spectacle took place at the ArtScience Museum. The virtual reality experience saw a set plastered in green screens, playing footage from Wim Wenders’ 1987 film Wings of Desire. Beyond the technological feast dreamed up by Nicolas Ghesquiere, the collection comprised an array of innovative pieces, but with one clear standout—the Coussin bag, which flourished in black, silver and most fittingly, the all-star colour of the season, green. Scan to see the green screen activation of this fashion shoot All looks by Louis Vuitton Hair, Marc Teng using IGK at Sephora.sg; make-up, Cheryl Ow using Fenty Beauty; model, Shiwei/Mannequin; photographer’s assistant, Ethan Lai; stylist’s assistants, Joey Tan…