Runway success
Chopard and Guo Pei make a stunning pair
Jewellery is usually not shown on a fashion runway, as it tends to be overshadowed by the clothing. The collaboration between Chopard and Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei, however, is one of respect for each other’s designs. The results were displayed in a stunning fashion show held in Paris on July 2 at the Salomon de Rothschild Hotel. Chopard’s High Jewellery collection complemented the 33 ethereal haute couture designs of Guo Pei that were peppered with metallics, embroidery and beadwork. Caroline Scheufele, co-president and artistic director of Chopard, curated a vast and opulent collection with the theme of a dreamy vision of Asia, in which colours and fabrics weave their magic spell. It was based on these themes that Guo Pei continued the creative adventure, embarking on a glittering journey into her own world and putting together a couture collection tailored to the same high standards.

Carry on
This ultra-soft, textured leather Salvatore Ferragamo satchel with its spacious compartments and pockets is equal parts functional and stylish.

Graphic elegance
Patek Philippe’s new Calatrava Ref 6006G, which made its debut at Baselworld 2017, features a tongue-in-cheek eccentricity with the unorthodox positioning of the subsidiary seconds dial between four o’clock and five o’clock. This is paired with an ultra-thin, self-winding calibre 240 PS movement. The new Calatrava Ref 6006 in 18-carat white gold replaces the watches of the 6000 series. Subtly reworked, it enhances the elegance of its geometric design vocabulary. What remains unchanged are the two-tone graphic concept, uncluttered markings with plain Arabic numerals as well as the easily readable analogue date with a scale on the outer circumference of the dial. A black alligator strap complements the watch.

Look to the future
Fashionistas first caught a glimpse of Chanel’s futuristic sunglasses at the fall/winter ready-to-wear show. These sunnies are now launched in pilot, square or round shapes with frames in pale pink, taupe, khaki, black leather, silver and gold.

Rendezvous time
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rendez-Vous Celestial timepiece is a standout with its enamel dial, hand-painted disc of the sky made of lapis lazuli, bezel set with different shades of sapphires and shimmering diamonds. It draws inspiration from the once-in-a-lifetime impression left by the Northern Lights. Successive depths of blue, pink and purple feature an exquisite gradation of colour that continues around the case band. The Rendez-Vous collection’s emblematic floral numerals on the upper part of the dial are skeletonised on a plate of white gold that matches the case’s allure.

Chic silk
Accessorise your most serious-looking outfit with this bold Hermès silk scarf for a sumptuous take on summer glam.

Spanish steps
The beautiful country Spain and Spanish supermodel Marta Ortiz were taken into account when the winter 2017 Pretty Ballerinas shoes for women were designed. Ortiz shuttles from city to city doing her runway shows and these Pretty Ballerinas keep her company, especially the ones covered in embroidered flowers on black background — the designs you see on traditional flamenco outfits.

Timely makeover
The TAG Heuer boutique located at ION Orchard has received a spanking-new look aimed at giving customers a retail experience like no other. Uplifting shades of red and grey greet you while the familiar TAG Heuer triangle motif is given a design interpretation and used abundantly in the boutique. At 1,162 sq ft, there is more than enough elbow room to shop in comfort.

This article appeared in Issue 789 (July 24) of The Edge Singapore.