In fashion, as in life, the New Year is often associated with fresh starts – a new season, looking ahead into the future, and trying out new and unexpected things. No shame in admitting you bought a couple (or an entire wardrobe) of new outfits to embrace the new year, new you phenomena that seems to be a routine occurrence at the start of the year (Or was that just me?). I don’t know about you, but I find it deeply satisfying to see all my new shoes lined up in my closet and my clothes aligned in a meek attempt to embrace the trends of the new season—my pretty little soldiers, ready for action.
As I write this late one afternoon, while sunlight fades into the horizon, I can’t help but reflect on how my year have gone by, how the turbulence of our world have swept me into the roaring tumult of bittersweet upheavals in almost every aspect. But one thing that have always kept me on my feet and soldier on is the knowledge that you need to always inject a bit of humour and fun into every situation you are in, and to keep a positive mindset. And that is why I choose to indulge in fashion, as having fun is an essential part of fashion. Whether it’s getting ready for a day at work or prepping for a night out, dressing should always feel like play, not drudgery. And thankfully, the designers agree as they bring fourth an explosion of off-kilter colour combinations, eclectic prints and unbalanced silhouettes. Here, I bring you my edit of the pieces I would personally indulge in, for if life has taught me anything, it is that moments of beauty and joy, no matter how small, are to be cherished, celebrated and shared.
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Moto Guo’s Office Lady Boy Knit Top comes with complimentary removable “Scrapped” tyvek paper and pin tags. This red knitted sweater with ruffles-ribbed hem is the perfect knitwear for wearing between seasons and layering. Wear with or without the complimentary accessories provided.
-72% Cotton, 18% Polyester, 10% Spandex
-100% High-Density Polyethylene Fibres (Scrapped Paper Patch)
-Size: Chest: 86cm, Waist: 46cm stretchable, Length: 66cm, Sleeve Length: 76cm
-Dry Clean Only
-Made in Malaysia
Themed “The Apartment Series”, Cristina Sabaiduc’s SS17 collection spawns a diverse and colourful fauna of life found on everyday objects. This gorgeous scarf features embedded magnets for added versatility and limitless possibilities for individual styling. Available in Silk Crepe de Chine and Silk Cotton Chiffon.
-Silk Crepe de Chine (100% silk)
-Silk Cotton Chiffon (70% cotton 30% silk)
-Size: 130 x 170cm
-Finished border edges
-Printed in the UK
-Dry clean or hand wash in cold water
-Silk crepe de chine scarf has magnets to secure the scarf when styling
-Country of origin: UK
Inspired by two 20th Century artists, Eduardo Chillida and Albert Eugene Gallatin, the abstract graphic style and exaggeration of geometric shapes of the artists serve as the core references to Gayeon Lee’s FW16 collection. Dress up with simple black heels and Azooi clutch bag for an evening out or dress down with sneakers for a more relaxed look.