1. Valentino Garavani x Craig Green Rockstud X sneakers
Valentino is marking the 10th anniversary of its iconic Garavani Rockstud Accessories with a special project that engages the world’s leading artistes to reinterpret the Italian maison’s signature stud motif. First up, a collaboration between Valentino and British designer Craig Green. The result is the stunning Rockstud X sneaker, available in four colours: khaki, grey, white, and black. The design embodies the best of Valentino’s romanticism melded with Green’s unabashedly utilitarian aesthetic. Made of a finely knitted mesh-like material, the shoe proves a fine choice for Singapore’s climate. Green’s unwavering emphasis on practicality is matched only by his eye for subtle glamour: the rubber sole is embellished with maxi stud detailing whose architectural form offers added dimensionality.
Available online for $1,737.80
2. Longchamp Le Pliage Rainbow travel bag
Wear your pride on your arm—literally. In honour of Global Pride Month, Longchamp reimagined its iconic Le Pliage bag in a more festive design. The travel bag’s dark grey canvas provides the perfect backdrop for the oversized horse motif in the centre, embroidered in the symbolic colours of the rainbow. The pop of colour—or seven—is sure to make both a sartorial and social statement. What’s even better is that the bag is made of recycled polyester canvas. Even with all the colours of the rainbow on your bag, going green is always the right call.
Available at Longchamp’s ION Orchard boutique for $455
3. Loewe Nano Balloon Bag
Loewe’s Balloon bag gets a miniature makeover that paradoxically amplifies all its most comfortable and convenient features. In structure and form, the Nano Balloon is just like its bigger predecessor: a bucket-shaped crossbody bag made of nappa calfskin, with a sturdy base topped by a softer, suppler sac. Its compact size and adjustable shoulder strap make the Nano perfect for toting around from day to night—you’d barely even notice it’s there, although this eye-catching shade of deep red is sure to make an impression on others. And don’t underestimate the Nano’s petite size. It will fit all your essentials, including your TraceTogether token (we checked). In short, it’s the ideal bag for a day out, coinciding nicely with the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Available online for $1,900
4. Coach Sportswear Capsule sports bra
Coach’s newly launched sportswear capsule puts a fresh twist on American activewear using sporty retro graphics that capture the brand’s free-spiritedness. This bra top taps into two of 2021’s biggest trends: athleisure and innerwear-as-outerwear—both inevitably generated by our past year spent largely indoors, during which comfort and ease-of-wear instantly shot to the top of our dressing priorities. The woven stretch fabric guarantees a body-hugging fit and maximum range of movement, while the soccer-inspired contrast signature tape down the side gives the garment a sporty-chic flair. The equal measures of functionality and style makes this sports bra incredibly versatile, suitable to be worn for both working out and for popping by the café afterwards to grab a post-exercise treat.
Available online for $165.
5. Dolce&Gabbana x Khaled Khaled jogging pants
As the adage goes, “dress for the job you want”. But might we propose a new rendition—dress for the place you want to be. Travel has grounded to a halt, but Dolce&Gabbana’s special collection with DJ Khaled offers a strong dose of Mediterranean magic, instantly making us feel like we’ve been whisked off to a beach villa in the Carribean, our toes nestled in fine white sand as a cool sea breeze flutters against our sun-kissed cheeks. These jogging pants promise to keep you comfortable while you continue working from home, while the vibrant tropical colours and fun prints—from lush foliage to majestic flamingoes to zebra-pattern swathes at the hem—are sure to brighten your mood.
Available online and in select Dolce&Gabbana boutiques for $1,374.80