Get yourself travel-ready
Ermenegildo Zegna unveils an exclusive capsule collection
How many miles do you clock a year as you zip from one city to another for work or leisure? The biggest concern of regular travellers is what to pack and how to make it work for them. The Ermenegildo Zegna Second Skin, created under the artistic direction of Alessandro Sartori, is a special capsule collection designed for the confident, successful traveller.
The essentials you need for time away from home include two types of lightweight outerwear blousons — one in wool and silk with knitted collar and cuffs, and the other in nubuck leather with elastic cuffs and bottom. Other accoutrements include polos, knitwear, trousers and denims. Zegna offers you a classic approach to dressing 365 days a year.
Simplify your daily grooming regime with a range of new products from Escentials. For skincare, there is the Verso Anti Pollution mist that promises to slow down the skin’s ageing process caused by pollu tion. Spray the fine mist over your face in the morning. It offers protection from harmful free radicals and will restore skin to its natural pH balance.
For an active life
Uniqlo Sport has a line of active wear tailored for the serious sportsperson and the weekend warrior. Lightweight fabric with a quick-dry function allows the wearer to stay cool and dry at all times. Various items of clothing are designed for easy layering, depending on the weather.
Music to go
Enjoy your music wherever you go with any one of the four newly launched Extra Bass series portable wireless speakers by Sony. These speakers appeal to us for various reasons. First, their compact size means they can be used in horizontal or vertical mode, so the sound can be distributed for your personal listening pleasure or shared with friends. The silicon strap allows you to hang the speakers anywhere, even outdoors, as they are waterproof.
Moncler gives men a reason to stay stylish with a fresh interpretation of the down jacket, paired with a range of informal styles. We love how this jacket is given a new shape — inspired by the military — with pockets and grosgrain applications.
Homage to Johannes Kepler
Montblanc’s High Artistry Homage to Johannes Kepler Limited Edition celebrates the astrophysicist it is named after — a mathematician, astronomer and astrologer who uncovered the laws of planetary motion and laid the foundations for the development of modern astronomy. Each piece illus trates Kepler’s dedication in his search for the infinity of the universe, taking design cues from the many groundbreaking works he wrote. The Homage to Johannes Kepler High Pede Serpentari Limited Edition 39 draws inspiration from an illustration in his book, De Stella Nova in Pede Serpentarii, while hand engraving over lacquering — a technique used for the first time by Montblanc — depicts the Ophiuchus and Sagittarius constellations that he studied in his De Stella Nova. A unique coloured opal in the cap top brings to mind the supernova first described in Kepler’s treatise, the birth of which proved to him the variability of the universe.
This article appeared in Issue 780 (May 22) of The Edge Singapore.