Breaking through the noise to deliver the full scoop on the latest adventures in fashion.
Pictured Above: Light On Feet.
Dolce&Gabbana’s latest Spring/Summer ’20 NS1 sneakers celebrate the spirit of the 1970s. Designed with comfort in mind, it boasts an ultra-flexible rubber sole, robust technical fabrics, and luxurious Italian leather. Crafted in sneaker and sandal variants, the NS1 collection elevates athleisure wear to new heights with colours inspired by the flower power era and bolstered by new pop hues.
The result is a range of Woodstock-meets-Coachella footwear that makes sure one’s feet will be more than happy to be dancing through the night in the upcoming festival season.
Keep It Casual
Ermenegildo Zegna XXX Made to Measure – the Italian sartorial expert’s customisation service formerly built around its suits – has expanded its athleisure-inspired Luxury Leisurewear offerings for Spring/Summer ’20. The personalisation service allows one to customise looks according to his preferences, body type, and style of dressing.
Those who are fond of everyday wear will be spoilt for choice with the new washed denim and leather range – choose from an archive of 500 fabrics and relaxed styles for a versatile and functional wardrobe. Additional bespoke options, from outerwear to luggage, are also available.
RIMOWA ventures into new territories with Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) for an exclusive capsule collection of eyewear designed around travel. The luxury travel hardware brand, known for its signature aluminium luggage, travels to Venice Beach to celebrate GLCO’s 10th anniversary with a signature line of six meticulously crafted sunglasses, two luggage sticker sets, and a limited-edition RIMOWA X Garrett Leight California Optical Essential cabin suitcase in white gloss.
Each exclusive suitcase also comes with a slew of essential getaway accessories, which include a beach towel, surf wax, limited-edition luggage sticker sets, and a luggage tag.
Word On the Street
One of the hottest brands to emerge from the recent fashion weeks is Bottega Veneta with its line of contemporary Pouches, now available for men. Originally a women’s classic, the Pouch receives an update for Spring/Summer ’20 and is refreshed for the modern street hunter.
An instant urban favourite, the Bottega Veneta Body Pouch, a minimal crossbody bag in a portable size made with Nappa leather and fitted with an adjustable padded shoulder strap with the brand’s signature triangular buckle, has become a new favourite for men. Available in white, nero, and moutarde, the Body Pouch is a desirable and classy companion for one’s street adventures.
Prada invites the curious to experience Hyper Leaves, a special takeover project in its ION Orchard boutique that highlights its Spring/Summer ’20 men’s and women’s collections. Lasting till 30 April, witness a transformation of the space with an out-of-this-world set-up inspired by nature, where bright Prada logos are juxtaposed against monstrous Alocasias, Monsteras, figs, and ferns, with a forest pavilion made with green metal mesh and neon lights.
To top it off, a capsule collection of ready-to-wear and accessories with never-before-seen neon-coloured triangular Prada logo is also available exclusively in conjunction with the launch of Hyper Leaves.
Moving forward from his Spring/Summer ’20 show, Dior Men’s artistic director invites back the collection’s collaborator Daniel Arsham to create contemporary works transformed from Monsieur Dior’s treasured objects of inspiration.
Bring home a part of Arsham’s installations – first seen at the Dior Men Spring/Summer ’20 show in Paris as well as showrooms across the globe – with the limited release of objects that includes a recast crystalstudded jewellery box of the 1951 book, Je Suis Couturier. Available at Dior stores from March, the surreal pieces also include nods to Arsham’s American heritage, like a pink basketball adorned with the Dior name – a subversion of both Jones’s and Arsham’s transatlantic identities.
This story first appeared in the April ’20 issue of Men’s Folio Singapore.