SINGAPORE (July 3): Doing it for the kids
Designer fashion online store Net-A-Porter has partnered with Gabriela Hearst, a women’s luxury ready-to-wear and accessories designer from Uruguay. Hearst has designed a range of handbags for a global launch that comes with a cause: For each bag sold, Net-A-Porter will donate 10% of profits to Save the Children’s Coronavirus Response Fund. Hearst has also agreed to match this donation. Funds raised will go to keeping children around the world healthy, educated and protected during the Covid-19 crisis. Save the Children is working with communities in more than 110 countries to provide food, learning resources, healthcare, hygiene information and training to reduce the spread of the virus while keeping children safe in their homes and communities.
Take a bow
First there was the Viva shoe by Salvatore Ferragamo. Now, that iconic bow is found on the latest collection of the Viva Bow bag which is designed to complement the Viva shoe, sharing the key decorative motif which is a modernised update of Vara’s iconic grosgrain bow made of soft Napa leather. Bags feature detachable, matching leather straps edged with a tonal painted metal chain that allows the Viva to be worn from the shoulder, cross-body, low from the hand or as a clutch.
Diamonds and rubies
The Happy Sport watch was launched in 1993 and is still giving us joy to see the diamonds magically float in the watch’s dial. Two new editions are launched this year, one measuring 30mm in bright red is made with ethicallysourced 18-carat rose gold. The second watch combines stainless steel with ethical 18-carat rose gold. Both watches feature diamonds and ruby in the dial that seem to move in a mesmerising dance. The timepieces run on the Chopard 09.01-C mechanical movement with automatic winding.
An Italian summer
Mention Capri and we think of sunny days spent on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Tod’s capsule collection of accessories and readyto-wear for both men and women highlights a natural colour palette of amaranth, yellow, blue and green. The capsule also embodies a fresh and elegant vision: The precious minimalism of Capri-style leather sole sandals, the craftsmanship found in the moccasins designed with elaborate braids while the espadrilles come with luxury details. Meanwhile, Tod’s iconic footwear the Gommini comes in vivid colours and printed fabrics, the classic raffia shopping bags and the Timeless T Crossbody bags.
The joy of golfing
Flex Coastal is the latest addition to the Footjoy range of golfing shoes. It is everything you dreamed of in a pair of golf shoes: They are fitted with a lightweight performance mesh upper that delivers comfort with a more casual look and feel. The multi-dimensional rubber traction elements maximise versatility and performance, with a soft, supportive EVA midsole for added comfort.
Maison Tjoeng, a Singapore-based fine jewellery brand founded in 2016, has a new collection called Maar. — named after 20th century surrealist artist Dora Maar who was well-known to be Pablo Picasso’s muse. Dora’s art is about photomontages and abstract landscape paintings and these elements have been adapted into the designs such as the Maar Ring that features pavé set diamonds set in the interior curve of the ring rather than on the exterior.