SINGAPORE (Aug 13): Contemporary is how one would describe the men’s fall/winter 2018 collection by Brunello Cucinelli. The colour palette is neutral, which brings to mind shades of chalk, sand, camel and crumble with slashes of red, violet, blue and orange. Wear each outfit with matching accessories for a complete look. The sneakers, in particular, are so well designed that they do not look out of place when paired with more formal clothing. The shoes offer lightness and comfort and will add a whole new dimension to your overall image.
Click and decorate
Decorate your dream home with just the click of a button. It is that easy with Crate and Barrel’s new e-commerce store. The easy-to-navigate site has an extensive collection that is divided into categories such as Bed & Bath, Kitchen, Rugs and Outdoor. With the prices and sizes listed, you can’t go wrong when it comes to sprucing up your home. Visit www.crateandbarrel.com.sg
A world first in solid gold
The new-generation Kalpa Chronor from Parmigiani Fleurier houses the world’s first solid gold integrated self-winding chronograph movement. The mechanism of this tonneau was developed and manufactured entirely in-house over six years. Its COSCcertified calibre PF365 oscillates at a frequency of 5Hz, or 36,000 vibrations per hour, achieving a reading accuracy of one-tenth of a second. The timepiece features an 18-carat gold bipartite dial in black, finished with an opaline centre, a hand-worked braid-effect guilloché detail on the flange and snailed counters. Its luminescent Delta hands point to hand-applied 18-carat rose-gold faceted indices, matching the folding buckle on a Hermès black alligator strap. The Kalpa Chronor comes in a limited edition of 50 numbered pieces.
Time travel with Prada
Prada’s travelling pop-up, designed to look like a railway station, makes a stop at Paragon from now to Aug 22. Titled “Prada Silver Line”, the retail project offers exclusive designs that are only available at the kiosk. Fans will love the 114 sq m space that has a mock-up of the cabin of an actual American Streamliner of the 1930s and 1950s. Step back in time and relive the romance of rail journeys as you browse through the exquisite Prada products.
Book lovers, you will want this in your collection: A series of clothbound hardcover books with sleeves featuring images by American fashion photographer Steven Meisel. The images were originally published as part of magazine fashion editorials. The box set by Loewe comprises classics such as Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Dracula by Bram Stoker, Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.
Breguet’s new rose-gold Classique Extra-Plate 5157 is a perfect example of the aesthetic of the Classique collection. Its self-winding movement is housed in a slim 5.45mm-thick case with delicate fluting on the caseband. A traditional “Clous de Paris” hobnail style decorates its silvered gold engine-turned dial. The time is shown by the traditional Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel designed by the brand in 1783. The models in the Classique collection are a distillation of the attributes that distinguish the house, whose refinement has charmed gentlemen in search of elegance since 1775.
This article appeared in Issue 843 (Aug 13) of The Edge Singapore.