KNITWEAR BRAND PH5 IS HERE
The idea of wearing knits in Singapore may make you break into a sweat, but not if it is from New York label PH5.
The strategic placement of ventilation holes means that designs are breathable and cool to wear even in Singapore's humid weather. The Spring/Summer 2016 collection features colourful and sporty knit separates such as a polo shirt and pencil skirt with a thigh-high slit. The collection is designed by Mijia Zhang, who previously worked for Scottish fashion designer Christopher Kane and sports brand Nike. She joined the two-year-old knitwear brand in August last year.
PH5 is available here exclusively through multi-label fashion retailer SocietyA's website, www.society-a.com. Prices range from $159 for a top to $489 for a knitted dress.
The pieces are put together with the same type of knitting machines used by Italian fashion brand Missoni, which is well known for its knitwear.
To get a feel of the clothes, head to the PH5 Pop Up store at Robinsons The Heeren, open now till June 30.
VALENTINO AND BRUNELLO CUCINELLI AT MARINA BAY SANDS
Valentino's first menswear boutique in Singapore opened at the end of last month and carries the full range of men's ready-to- wear, accessories and fragrances. Prices range from $136 for an 80ml bottle of the Uomo fragrance to $18,000 for a multicoloured leather jacket embroidered with flags of different countries.
The 1,700 sq ft store's concept was developed by the brand's creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, and British architect David Chipperfield. Its interiors take inspiration from 19th- and 20th-century palazzos in Italy, featuring terrazzo floors, marble fixtures and wooden benches with leather cushions.
The store is located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-16/17, tel: 6688-7285.
At 1,500 sq ft, the new Brunello Cucinelli store is the brand's largest in South-east Asia and its second here. The full range of men's and women's ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes are available.
Prices range from $250 for a men's pocket square or women's handkerchief to $4,990 for an evening gown to $12,000 for a men's suede coat lined with shearling.
Brunello Cucinelli is located at B1-81, tel: 6688-7126
WORKS BY FASHION AWARD FINALISTS ON SHOW
See how creative a new generation of fashion designers can get at the NewGen Fashion Award exhibition at Pedder on Scotts at Scotts Square.
The designers showcasing their works - Fedri Mak and Ng May Ee - are this year's Singapore finalists for the NewGen Fashion Award, a regional competition for emerging fashion designers started in 2013 by fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar Singapore.
Mak, 23, and Ng, 22, will compete against six other finalists from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand in October during Singapore Fashion Week.
The winner will receive a sponsored master's degree in fashion and luxury brand management at Italian fashion and design school Istituto Marangoni, which is worth at least $50,000.
The exhibition at Pedder on Scotts opened yesterday and was attended by Australian influencer Nicole Warne, who appears on the cover of next month's issue of Harper's Bazaar Singapore and Malaysia.
Also on show are the works of last year's winner Silvia Teh and first runner-up Lionel Low, both from Singapore.
The exhibition ends on June 5.