SINGAPORE (Mar 6): Uniqlo launches the spring/summer 2020 collection in collaboration with Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson (main image).

Country life

Titled “British Country Style”, the design is a playful take on traditional British patterns such as gingham checks and patchworks to add fun to spring and summer. The men’s collection features updated parkas; women are seen in patchwork dresses and skirts, and tote bags with large gingham patterns, while the children’s line is basically a mini version of the adults’ line.

Lips that sparkle and shine

Tom Ford Beauty gives women five new shades to achieve that perfect pout with Lip Spark. Each lipstick is infused with sparkling metallic paillettes (glitter material) to give a sequin finish. Tantalizingly named Lovesick, Throb, Destroy, Synthetica and Risk, the five shades are available at $76 each at Tom Ford boutiques at Marina Bay Sands, Tangs, Takashimaya, Robinsons Raffles City, Sephora and Sephora.sg.

A perfect match

There’s a new ambassador for Corum and it is none other than professional footballer Miralem Pjanić who plays for Serie A club Juventus and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team. What are some of the similarities between watchmaking and the athlete? With over 100 match wins, Pjanić prides himself on hard work, precision, use of space on the field and accuracy; Corum prides itself on creativity and boldness as its guiding principles, as well as technical excellence in the field, and use of space in both dials and movements.

A musical tribute

To mark the 250th birthday of music maestro Ludwig van Beethoven, Nomos Glashütte launches four new timepieces from the Tetra collection: Ode to Joy, Immortal Beloved, Fidelio, and Divine Spark. All four watches are powered by the Nomos manual calibre Alpha; the mechanical movement can be viewed through the sapphire crystal casebacks. Available at The Hour Glass and Watches of Switzerland.

When fashion stars collaborate

With an impressive CV behind him, it is no surprise that Raf Simons has been appointed to be the co-creative director with Miuccia Prada. The first Prada collection by both designers is scheduled for spring/summer 2021. As Simons’ past stints include Jil Sander, Dior and Calvin Klein, we can expect a lean and clean look with body-skimming silhouettes. It will be a pure vision of creativity that keeps to the distinct values and ethos of the Prada brand that is about reinvention, provocation, brave exploration and the power of ideas.

Starring role

Where have you been if you have not heard about Neflix’s latest hit series Crash Landing on You? It’s not too late to start binge-watching this South Korean drama. If you do, note that Chopard has a starring role alongside Hyun Bin (Ri Jeong Hyeok) and Son Ye-jin (Yun Se-ri). In Episode 5, Son Ye-jin wore the Happy Sport watch in stainless steel and diamond, and in Episode 8 she was seen holding the Alpine Eagle watch in Lucent Steel A223 and stainless steel. Hyun Bin also wore the Alpine Eagle watch in Episodes 10 and 12.

Ferragamo’s iconic shoes

With Ferragamo’s foundation in footwear, the fall/winter 2020 collection is a reworking of the archival heeled sandal (made with off-cuts of Ferragamo nappa), multiple versions of the new Viva shoe (from flat slingbacks to powerful block heel thigh-highs), and a tough, articulated sole work boot. Crocodile boots are made of upcycled skins. Bags include an expanded expression of its versatile Trifolio and Studio models, plus a cleanly minimal day bag in vegetable tanned nappa.