MULTI-LABEL E-RETAILER LAUNCHES
A multi-label e-commerce fashion website called Couturissimo launched last month. Started by the Asian Couture Federation, it works with designers better known for their high-end designs to create more accessible pieces for the masses (above).
For its launch, Couturissimo has partnered four brands and designers: Parisian brand On Aura Tout Vu, Indonesian designer Sebastian Gunawan, South Korean designer Zio Song and Filipino designer Michael Cinco.
The clothes are available on www.couturissimo.com. Alternatively, customers can shop the capsule collections at its pop-up store at Takashimaya Department Store Level 3 till Sept 30. Prices range from $169 to $869.
UNIQLO OPENS FIRST GLOBAL FLAGSHIP STORE IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA
Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo's first global flagship store for Southeast Asia will open at Orchard Central on Sept 2.
The 29,062 sq ft store, spread across three levels, will feature rotating mannequins and 286 digital displays, the largest number of screens in any Uniqlo store worldwide.
Expect the brand's full product line-up as well as exclusives at the new Uniqlo T-shirt corner, UT.
The new store opening will kickstart a long-term collaboration with members of Singapore's creative community, by providing a dedicated space in the store that can be curated by artists with music and video content as well as the opportunity to design exclusive canvas tote bags and shopping bags. Some home-grown collaborators include art collective Tell Your Children, illustrator Eeshaun and motion artist William Chan.
The new Uniqlo Global Flagship Store is located at Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, 01-01, and will open daily from 11am to 10pm.
MODPARADE OPENS MULTI-LABEL CONCEPT STORE
Home-grown womenswear brand Modparade is to open a multi-label concept store, Modparade Curated, on Aug 20.
Located on the second floor of Modparade's Haji Lane store, it will carry a mix of Asian designers. The selection of brands will be refreshed every six months.
The first edition, from now till January, will feature 18 designers from Thailand, including quirkyfeminine fashion label Kanni (above). Prices range from $38 for a blouse to $280 for a bag.
Modparade Curated is located at 68 Haji Lane, Level 2, and will open from noon to 8pm (Sunday to Thursday) and noon to 9pm (Friday and Saturday), tel: 6296-4166.
NEW ETUDE HOUSE AND L'OREAL LIP TINTS
Adding to the trend of gradient lips, South Korean label Etude House and French cosmetics company L'Oreal are releasing new lip tints to help create that ombre pout.
Etude House's Twin Shot Lips Tint (above) is a duo-coloured product that dispenses two matching shades - a matte mousse tint and a glossy pigmented tint - to create the look.
The Twin Shot Lips Tint ($23.90) is available at all Etude House stores from next month.
L'Oreal's Blossom Tint Caresse is a cushion pen that creates a matte finish on the lips. The sponge tip helps create a soft blend of colour on the lips to achieve the gradient look. The label says the long-lasting formula can also be used on the eyes and cheeks.
The Blossom Tint Caresse ($23.90) is available at Watsons, Guardian, Sasa and selected FairPrice and department stores.
RMK RELEASES AUTUMN-WINTER COLLECTION
Japanese label RMK has launched its new Autumn-Winter 2016 make-up collection.
The collection, which the label claims is inspired by the nostalgia of classic Hollywood, comes packaged in slim matte pods with sleek metallic covers.
The Classic Film Eyes eyeshadow ($43, above) is a waterbased product that comes in seven colourscreating a deep metallic finish.
The Classic Film Cheeks ($43) is a liquid tint for the cheeks, while the Classic Film Gloss ($36) is a lip gloss which the label says will hydrate the lips while giving it colour.
The collection also contains nail polish ($25) and eyebrow colours ($52).
The RMK Silver Screen 2016 Autumn-Winter Collection is available at all RMK Counters.