Style News: K-fashion brand H:Connect opens store in Singapore

Yoona of Girls’ Generation.
Yoona of Girls’ Generation.PHOTO: H CONNECT
A model posing for a photograph wearing clothes from the South Korean fashion brand H:Connect.
A model posing for a photograph wearing clothes from the South Korean fashion brand H:Connect.PHOTO: H CONNECT
Japanese label Shu Uemura has teamed up with contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.
Japanese label Shu Uemura has teamed up with contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.PHOTO: SHU UEMURA

K-FASHION BRAND H:CONNECT OPENS STORE IN SINGAPORE

Contemporary South Korean fashion brand H:Connect, fronted by popular Korean celebrity Yoona of Girls' Generation, will officially open its first South-east Asian store at Bugis Junction tomorrow.

The 10-year-old brand has more than 300 stores across South Korea, Taiwan and China, including a flagship store in the upmarket district of Gangnam in Seoul.

Shop the brand's latest Fall/Winter 2016 collection for men and women, which is separated into three themes: City Dweller has sleek and understated designs; Nostalgic Insta combines vintage denim with floral prints and embellishments; and Athleisure has statement sweaters, pullovers and denim with a Korean street-style vibe.

Prices range from $19 for basic tops to $129 for jackets and overcoats for men and women.

H:Connect is located at 01-101 Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, open from 11am to 10.30pm from Sundays to Thursdays and 11am to 11pm on Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays, tel: 6264-9872.


SHU UEMURA COLLABORATES WITH ARTIST TAKASHI MURAKAMI

Japanese label Shu Uemura has teamed up with contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami to create a psychedelic pop-art theme for the brand's 2016 holiday collection.

The 24-piece collection features Murakami's colourful iconic flower print motif.

The vibrant blossoms - representing love, hope and peace - have been seen on other brands, including French fashion house Louis Vuitton and American shoe label Vans.

Some highlights from the Shu Uemura holiday range include two eye and cheek palettes ($98, above), one with cooler blue and lavender shades and another with warmer pink and mauve hues, a hydrating primer ($65) and a limited-edition set of four make-up brushes ($125, above).

The collection is available at the Shu Uemura boutique at B2-40 Ion Orchard and will be available at all Shu Uemura counters from Tuesday.



PHOTO: VERA WANG

ANNUAL VERA WANG BRIDAL SAMPLE SALE

Iconic American wedding gown designer Vera Wang will hold a three-day sample sale from Nov 4 to 6 at its Marina Bay Sands boutique.

On sale are 25 gowns with discounts of up to 60 per cent off their retail prices. Styles include the mermaid Fiona gown ($6,345.15, usual price $9,064.50) and Jacqueline gown ($16,031.70, usual price $26,719.50) with a structured and defined corset.

The Vera Wang Flagship store is located at L1-29A The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, open daily from 10.30am to 11pm, tel: 6688-7580

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 27, 2016, with the headline 'Style News'. Print Edition | Subscribe