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Bigger Givenchy flagship

French luxury brand Givenchy recently unveiled its renovated flagship store at Paragon. Previously spanning 150 sq m, the space expanded to 290 sq m when the label took over the area vacated by menswear brand Dunhill next door.

The design of the new store was inspired by the iconic Givenchy boxes used to deliver haute couture garments in the past.

The women's and men's ready-to-wear collections are displayed in three room-sized open "boxes" made of burnt oak. The interior and flooring are clad in fine-grained white marble. Accessories are displayed on black lacquered stands.

The store's design is also influenced by its flagship store on 28 Faubourg Saint-Honore and its haute couture salons on Avenue George V in Paris. For example, the flooring features a natural oak herringbone parquet reminiscent of the Avenue George V couture salon.

In terms of merchandise, fans can look forward to the revamped Nightingale bag from the new autumn/winter 2015 collection, which is now made of one piece of leather instead of four pieces stitched together. It is priced from $2,700 to $8,500 and comes in three sizes.

Laneige's fashion collection

For its second fashion collaboration, Laneige partners South Korean street-style brand PlayNoMore. The label is known for its boldly coloured bags and clothing that have sequinned cartoons. Its celebrity fans include models Irene Kim and Jin Areum as well as singer Kim Jae Kyung.

Last year, Laneige teamed up with South Korean designer pushButton for its collectible range of make-up.

The limited-edition Laneige x PlayNoMore collection features 10 liquid lipsticks, two BB cushions and a mascara decorated with the cartoon character ShyGirl.

Prices start from $34 for a mascara. Style's picks include the Whitening BB Cushion and the Intense Lip Gel in No. 8, a fuchsia pink.

Giambattista Valli for M.A.C

The make-up brand's five-piece capsule collection of rich and matte lipsticks was inspired by the Italian fashion designer's signature palette of colours - reds, pinks and corals.

On his decision to focus on lip products for this range, Valli says: "Lipstick can revolutionise a woman's look. A lipstick shade or texture can radically change the way you are feeling in the moment.

"Make-up not only completes a look, but it also often makes the look. I love the idea of dressing up your lips in couture colours."

Wear the shades on their own for a modern and sophisticated look or layer some gloss on top to up the glam factor.

Style's pick is the dark cherry red Eugenie. Each lipstick costs $34.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2015, with the headline 'StyleNews'. Print Edition | Subscribe