Gift giving has never been easy. And when it comes to style-savvy women with their finger on the pulse of trends, one might suggest it is even arduous. That’s where we come in. Broken down into five of the buzziest topics in fashion at the moment, here is Vogue Singapore’s gift guide of what you might want to consider for the fashion-fluent women in your life.
Eco-conscious and sustainably-made fashion items have come a long way since their introduction by way of bamboo cotton and greige basics. With a slew of new designers and older, established houses creating clothing and accessories through upcycling, deadstock materials, sustainable sourcing and production practices, the options are limitless. Our tip is to focus on timeless, elegant and versatile pieces to hold on to forever, especially when going green.
Options from the usual gamut of luxury labels make for great, albeit expected gifts. For the seasoned fashion lover, predictability and ubiquity is perhaps something to avoid. Our solution? Support the burgeoning pool of highly talented young designers worldwide. With unique designs, cult followings and smaller production levels, these unexpected gifts ideas are bound to impress.
Y2K for 2022
The early aughts have made a comeback this year, dominating numerous runway collections with its signature brand of unapologetically tacky, over the top glamour. And for those with a nostalgia for this time period and aesthetic, a trend Vogue Singapore reckons will persist well into 2022, consider the staples: butterflies, platforms, cropped cardigans and fully blinged out tech accessories.
The jetsetter’s edit
With travel finally opening up around the world, perhaps it’s time to consider a refresh in the wardrobe department with an edit of must-have travel accessories. Read: an impossibly chic, elegant and roomy carry-all, cashmere socks (an in-flight essential) as well as a pair of gloves to minimise surface contact with anything and everything. Our personal favourite is a cheeky update on the admittedly gauche and requisite travel pillow.
And finally, something for the logo-lovers. Logomania has been a prominent trend for the past few seasons and many brands, including storied houses, have released updated monograms and insignias. While accessories are a safe bet when it comes to incorporating symbols into your wardrobe effortlessly, ready-to-wear however can be slightly tricky. Opt for monograms which double as graphic prints.