The Life September issue focuses on fashion, art collectors and Maldives for the family

Issue 15 of The Life features stories on the latest Fall fashion trends, art collectors and the Maldives.
Aerial view of Falhumaafushi island in the Maldives. PHOTO: THE RESIDENCE MALDIVES
Ms Aarti Lohia with her first buy, Looking For Wings, by Indonesian Putusutawijaya. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Mrs Kim Camacho and her banker husband Lito Camacho with an untitled painting by Dinh Quan. PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Argentinian architect Ernesto Bedmar with an artwork titled Samskara by Ketna Patel. PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Need inspiration on what to wear to look on trend?

For its September issue, monthly digital magazine The Life turns to the fashion runways of Paris, Milan and New York for the latest trends.

Whether you want to go goth, look cool with plaid or swing back to the 60s, fashion designers borrow colourful ideas from a melange of inspirations this Fall/Winter 2015 season.

Find out what the key looks of the season are in our interactive fashion spread in the magazine, which is available for download from The Straits Times Star E-books app for iPad and Android devices.

For families itching for a quick getaway, be sure to bookmark the Maldives travelogue that is this month's travel feature. Often known as a hotspot for honeymooners, the tropical nation in the Indian Ocean is fast becoming a choice spot for families. More resorts now have amenities and activities for children.


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If art is more your thing, head to the Pursuits section to check out the collections of three art collectors. Born overseas but having moved to Singapore in their later years, they reveal how their time in Singapore has influenced the art they collect. Argentinian architect Ernesto Bedmar, for example, has a large collection of local art that he amassed after moving to Singapore in 1984.

In his regular Best New Restaurant column, The Straits Times Life food critic Wong Ah Yoke names Beni at Mandarin Gallery as his pick this month. The 15-seater modern French outfit is helmed by an all Japanese team, and serves up only omakase meals.

The Life is presented in a multimedia and interactive format.

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