Cartier to honour creative women entrepreneurs
The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is an international business plan competition that aims to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs. It was established in 2006 as a joint effort by the luxury brand, management consultants McKinsey & Company and INSEAD business school.

If you, or someone you know, is an entrepreneur and leading a creative, for-profit start-up that is financially sustainable and socially impactful, then Cartier wants to hear from you. Projects of past entrants include bringing affordable healthcare to those in need; producing organic non-toxic repellents to control but not kill pests; and providing barrier-free taxis for wheelchair users.

The call for applications for the 2018 edition is now open. The closing date is Aug 31. Details on how you can download the application form, as well as information on past winners and their inspiring work, can be viewed at www.cartierwomensinitiative.com

New ambassador
Wheelchair tennis champion Gordon Reid MBE, who has won numerous awards and is the Paralympics singles gold medallist, has been appointed as Global Brand Ambassador for Uniqlo. As ambassador, the Brit will promote the brand and its signature LifeWear worldwide. Of this appointment, Reid says, “It’s a real privilege to be joining Uniqlo as part of such a great team of Global Brand Ambassadors. It is important that I am comfortable when training and competing, and the superb quality and technology of Uniqlo apparel is the perfect fit. I look forward to representing Uniqlo both on and off the court.

Grunge is back
American Eagle Outfitters has brought the Seattle grunge style back in its latest offering. For the ladies, preppy and varsity tops are paired with denim jeans. Men, get stylish with patchwork button-down shirts over skinny jeans.

Full of life
The vibrant scent of Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo Casual Life is for the man who lives his life with confidence and enthusiasm. Each bottle is filled with invigorating ingredients such as violet leaves, lemon, cardamom, coffee, geranium, white cedarwood and white musk.

Casual to formal
High-tops in nubuck leather look sporty, yet they are also suitable for formal events. The ECCO Soft 1 has handcrafted leather uppers and a long lace construction, and comes in black and dark denim. Pair it with classic trousers or rolled up denim jeans with a crew neck tee shirt.

Key looks for men
Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s fall/winter 2017/18 Dolce & Gabbana collection is made for real men. Some of the looks we love are the padded jacket, the patchwork designs that feature interesting logos, the fashionable silk pyjamas and the icon motifs such as cartoon doodles.

This article appeared in Issue 792 (Aug 14) of The Edge Singapore.