SINGAPORE (Apr 23): Clean lines, high functionality and distinctive materials characterise menswear ensembles this season.

Power treads

Tiziano XXX

Included in the debut summer collection of Alessandro Sartori, artistic director for Ermenegildo Zegna Couture, is this special edition Tiziano sneaker, which has the brand’s new Couture XXX maxi logo on the spoiler

The Competition

Bally replicates all the functional qualities of its 1983 original in the New Competition trainers this year: a shock-absorbing polyurethane sole, flexible rocker heel and an extra inner sole. While the old sneaker’s aesthetic appeal is retained, its angular sole and curved toecap are 2018 aesthetics.

Vuitton New Runner (V.N.R.)

Luis Vuitton has released the Vuitton New Runner — its second full-knit sneaker to be made in Italy — in four new colour ways: denim blue, space grey (pictured), pure white and bold black. The footwear’s highly resistant outsole is made from three separate pieces that are assembled and gradient-painted by hand.

GrandMøtion with Stitchlite

Cole Haan’s new GrandMøtion sneakers are lightweight, breathable yet utterly stylish. The zonally engineered knit upper, leather overlays and fully padded sock lining provide the ultimate comfort.

Smooth carriers

Dior Homme Gold Capsule

A gold version of the iconic Dior Homme Bee is among the small leather goods and shoes of Dior Homme’s capsule collection, which is based on the Autumn 2018 collection by Kris Van Assche.

Pelle Tessuta

The quality of Ermenegildo Zegna’s textile heritage is extended into the leather world with the pelle tessuta weaving technique. Thin strips of nappa leather are woven on special looms to replicate the traditional way of weaving cloth. The Pelle Tessuta luggage is stylish yet practical and great for travelling.

B-Way Duo

Like its name suggests, Berluti’s Duo bag from the B-Way range is extremely versatile and can be worn on the shoulder with a large strap, or as a tote with two handles. Scritto nylon is combined with technical fabric and a calf leather piece at the bottom to give the bag structure and an ultra-lightweight finish.

Uniqlo X JW Anderson

Launching at Singapore’s Uniqlo Orchard Central outlet and online on April 20 is the new 2018 Spring/Summer Uniqlo and JW Anderson Collection, which is inspired by Britain’s Brighton Beach. The line features JW Anderson’s take on the seaside town with its soft colours, multi-striping and picnic-basket designs.

Finishing touches

Spring Bloom collection

Lacoste’s Spring Bloom collection for spring/summer 2018 combines the 1990s influencers with a contemporary, casual style, resulting in bright colours against fresh white and graphic designs with a hand-drawn quality.

Scritto B-way blouson

Rain or shine, Berluti’s new waterproof jacket is unlined for maximum lightness and takes on the Scritto motif under a camouflage pattern, complete with nubuck leather details and technical finishings.

Force 10 Precious Black

The Force 10 Precious Black collection symbolises a transition in the solar universe of jewellery designer Fred. Assembled on a black cable with 18-carat gold clasps coated in PVD, an extremely hard and resistant material, the bracelet is available in two sizes and is complemented by a ring.

Hermès Tie 7 Rocabar De Rire  

Made of 100% heavy silk, this 7cm necktie’s houndstooth pattern is barred with Hermès’ signature Rocabar stripes for a distinctive yet fun addition to one’s ensemble. Hidden on the inner side is a cheeky jack-in-the-box motif.

Montblanc Legend Night

The Montblanc Legend Night, created by perfumer duo Antoine Maisondieu and Olivier Pescheux, seeks to reveal “the charisma of the wearer” with an ultra-masculine woody scent.

This article appeared in Issue 827 (Apr 23) of The Edge Singapore.

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