Vogue Singapore October 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

What is Vogue but a book of dreams? I’m not sure if she remembers, but our beauty director and my dear friend, Alli Sim, once told me to “always dream a little every day”. It latched onto my heart back then, and it continues to linger in my soul now. The act of dreaming plucks us out from our current reality and transports us to a vision of our lives, and of the world, that speaks to our potential. At the very least, it is inspiring. But at its best, it is life-changing. Helming this title as editor-in-chief is the dream of a Melbourne boy-who practiced commercial law during the day but would read runway reviews at night-come true. And now, as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Vogue Singapore, what continues to…

1 min
artist in residence

“Jones’s work is a reminder that regardless of the experiences we encounter, humans have the capacity to see light in the dark.” Raised in Bali but now living in Amsterdam, artist Natisa Jones has been painting since early childhood. Her artistic curiosity has long laid in the human condition and, through her work, she strives to find the connecting line that links us all. In this piece for Vogue Singapore, this concept extends to an exploration of what it means to be a dreamer during a time of anxious uncertainty. Weaving together opposing themes of tension and a sense of unity, she aptly bridges the gap in the form of a diptych. Through healing pastel tones, this introspective work reveals a hopeful belief rooted in purity and resilience-a reminder that regardless…

1 min
spark joy

Hair, Josephine Brignon/Artlist; make-up, Eny Whitehead/Calliste; model, Maartje Convens; producer, Marion Besombes/Artlist; photographer’s assistants, Enzo Farrugia and Mike Merkenschlager; stylist’s assistant, Benoit Paquet…

1 min
a league of their own

Inspiration can be found everywhere, as the people behind Coach have proven time and time again. In 1941, six artisans founded Coach in a Manhattan loft with a collection inspired by the well-worn feel of a baseball glove. Glove tanned cowhide is a material that has since become synonymous with the luxury design house. Twenty plus years later, Bonnie Cashin, Coach’s first lead designer, introduced a turnlock on handbags. Her inspiration? The toggle that secured the roof of her convertible. The turnlock is now a signature piece of hardware in the house’s designs. As creative director since 2013, Stuart Vevers’s collections have been influenced by classic American films as diverse as Jaws and The Virgin Suicides. Be it sports, cars or cinema, one thing is for sure: the American spirit will always…

1 min
in bloom

Feast your eyes on 0307, a modular, two-way garment designed by budding Singaporean designer, Justin Chua. Selected by Vogue Singapore and Levi’s to helm Vogue Singapore Foundation’s latest fundraising initiative, Chua was tasked with creating a piece out of upcycled Levi’s materials. Inspired by the floral magnificence of the Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition at Gardens by the Bay, 0307 is Chua’s testament to the versatility of denim. A masterful blend of hand-cut denim petals, contrasting blue-hued panels and frayed hems, it can be worn as either a dress or a coat; and on its own or layered. Get set, bloom: it’s time to make a statement. Grooming, Delanie Wong-Bonnefoy; model, Lucas Jong/Misc Management; photographer’s assistant, Alfred Ng; stylist’s assistant, Khad Normani…

4 min
back to the future

It’s the early noughties. Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) and her friends are on Sex and the City. Britney Spears rules the charts. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are dating for the first time. As for what we’re wearing? Cropped tops. Low-rise jeans. Headscarves. Beaded jewellery. It’s 2021. Parker and her friends are filming And Just Like That. Spears dominates the headlines. Bennifer are back (at press time, at least). As for what we’re wearing? Cropped tops. Low-rise jeans. Headscarves. Beaded jewellery. There’s a theory known as the 20-year rule, which is the time taken for a trend to complete one cycle: dictate, disappear and return with a vengeance. Right on schedule, all things noughties are trending and they have infiltrated every realm of pop culture; from our screens to…