Best of abstract
The Berluti spring/summer 2018 collection is best described as an art show featuring abstract double exposures and the reworking of colours. If that sounds familiar, it is because the collection was inspired by Erwin Blumenfeld, the AmericanGerman photographer whose work is largely based on Dadaism and Surrealism. Blumenfeld is a master of colours, and the Berluti collection is a tapestry of summer shades. The light cashmere coats in the collection come in a variety of shades and silhouettes. Bags have black leather exteriors with dove-grey on the inside. and there are matching small leather goods and accessories. The Alessandro Oxford shoes are made of soft nubuck and the flat slippers are fashioned from a single piece of leather.
Part of Ralph Lauren’s home collection, this versatile walnut and leather set will fulfil all your game night needs. Flip it open to discover a deck of playing cards as well as the pieces and boards of four other classic games — chess, checkers, backgammon and tic-tac-toe.
A case for ties
This tie case from Bottega Veneta in Pacific blue features soft calf leather, hand-woven using the Italian house’s signature intrecciato technique
If you are a bit of a thrill seeker, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection is for you. Tapping the rich history of the brand’s iconic Memovox Polaris watch that made its debut in 1968, this new collection has a three-hand automatic, a chronograph and a chronograph world time, as well as two models with a stronger vintage feel: the JaegerLeCoultre Polaris Date and the JaegerLeCoultre Polaris Memovox. The dial features a combination of finishings on three concentric circles: a Memovox Polaris-inspired centre with a sunray finish, graining on the outer circle with the hours and minutes, and an opaline finish on the rotating inner bezel.
The return of The Railmaster
The Railmaster by Omega celebrates its 60th anniversary this year with a few aesthetic updates. The timepiece was originally built for railway staff or anyone who dabbled in electric fields work. It was able to resist magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss, guaranteeing reliable precision for the wearer. The new OMEGA Railmaster is 15 times more resistant than the original, thanks to its Master Chronometer Calibre 8806. Adding a glam factor to the timepiece is the selection of Presley Gerber (son of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber) as the official face of the brand.
As temperatures rise, you need clothes that are light, bright and easy to wear. Ted Baker’s spring/summer 2018 collection features pared-back styling. Tailoring is all about unconstructed blazers, sporty details and slim-fit cropped trousers. The final look you want to achieve is a laidback 1950s Riviera style.
This article appeared in Issue 821 (Mar 12) of The Edge Singapore.