Style News: Running lab shoe drive

Robinsons' new Korean multi-brand concept space, Korean Edit.
Robinsons' new Korean multi-brand concept space, Korean Edit.PHOTO: ROBINSONS


Speciality running store Running Lab is organising a shoe donation drive from Saturday to April 30.

Donate your used running shoes at any of its three outlets - at Marina Square, Velocity @ Novena Square and Tampines Mall - and receive a $50 shoe voucher.

The shoes, which must be clean and in usable condition, will be donated to charities under the Community Chest to help less fortunate youth and disabled individuals.

The Marina Square outlet is located at 02-26 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, open: 11am to 9pm (Sundays to Thursdays), 11am to 9.30pm (Fridays and Saturdays), tel: 6255-0491.

The Velocity outlet is located at 01-47 Velocity @ Novena Square, 238 Thomson Road, open: 11am to 9pm (Sundays to Thursdays), 11am to 9.30pm (Fridays and Saturdays), tel: 6253-1998.

The Tampines Mall outlet is located at 02-16B/16C Tampines Mall. 4 Tampines Central 5, open: 11am to 9pm (Sundays to Thursdays), 11am to 9.30pm (Fridays and Saturdays), tel: 6444-6967.


Department store Robinsons has unveiled a new Korean multi-brand concept space called Korean Edit (pictured), which will bring together a collection of South Korean brands at its flagship store at The Heeren.

It will carry labels such as Abraham K Hangul, Arachne and Dew E Dew E.

The Korean Edit space will also be available at Robinsons outlets in Raffles City and Jem by the end of next month.

The department store is also bringing in new fashion labels such as womenswear brands Imperial Fashion and Whistles as well as menswear brand Customellow.

Robinsons The Heeren is located at 260 Orchard Road, open: 10.30am to 10pm daily, tel: 6735-8838.

Robinsons Jem is located at 01-07/13 Jem, 50 Jurong Gateway Road, open: 10.30am to 10pm daily, tel: 6887-8838.

Robinsons Raffles City is located at 03-01 Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Road, open: 10.30am to 10pm daily, tel: 6216-8388.


Fashion Futures 1.0, a two-month mentoring and development programme for Singapore fashion designers by Mercury Marketing & Communications, has picked six designers for its programme.

They are Angie Lai-Tay of accessories brand Alt, Matthew Gideon from menswear label Deboneire, and womenswear designers Nida Tahir Shaherya of Nida Shay, Wai Yang of her eponymous label, Michelle Chan of Weekend Sundries and Phuay Li Ying of Ying The Label.

They will graduate from the programme in May. One designer will be selected to take part in Fashion Futures 2.0, a similar development programme with a more stringent selection criteria. It is due to take place in May. Three designers with more experience will also be picked from the fashion industry for this programme. The designers in Fashion Futures 2.0 will go on an immersion trip to New York.

The selected designer from Fashion Futures 1.0 will also open a multi-label show at this year's Singapore Fashion Week in October.

Fashion Futures 1.0 participant Chan says: "It's exciting to be part of a collective. A lot of times, we're quite insular, so it's good to have these programmes to bring designers together to share different viewpoints."

Fashion Futures 1.0 is in its second year, while Fashion Futures 2.0 is in its third. Both are supported by Spring Singapore.



French company Clarins may be known more for its skincare products, but the label's make-up segment is making a comeback this year with a new collection of face, eye and lip products.

Highlights include the 4-Colour All-in-One Pen ($48, pictured), which comes with three eyeliners and one lip liner; Double Fix Mascara ($40), a waterproof top coat; and Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil ($36), a lip care product that is supposed to nourish and soothe lips.

The Clarins make-up collection is available at all Clarins counters here from tomorrow.

Cara Wong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 30, 2017, with the headline 'Style News'. Print Edition | Subscribe